Dr. Steve Chestnut

Dr. Steve Chestnut is the Superintendent of the Maricopa Unified School District, where he was appointed in 2012. During his tenure, the district has increased its letter grade from “C” to “B”, implemented a unique academic focus at each school, and last November the community approved a ten percent override proposal. He was the 2010 Washington State Superintendent of the Year. 


Native American Program


Attention Talented Artists!

We invite you to participate in our 2nd Annual MUSD NAPAC Art Expo.  

Submissions are due by May 4th.  Questions?  Please contact Teri Ponticello 

(520) 568-5145 or tponticello@musd20.org 





























Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in our

Native American Regalia Fashion Show.  You are official YouTube stars!  






You are invited to attend and participate in our NA Regalia Fashion Show on Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 6:00pm at the MUSD District Office.  We hope to have representation from every tribal affiliation in the District.

Please RSVP by calling (520) 568-5145






Is your child in need of school supplies and/or clothing for the 2016-2017 school year?  If so, we're here to help.  

Please call (520) 568-5145 for more information.

Our Title VII Native American Education program utilizes funding from the Federal Government in order to provide services for eligible Native American students who are currently enrolled in MUSD. Eligible students are those who have a completed 506 form on file with the Native American Education Program office. If your child does not have a tribal enrollment number, parent or grandparent numbers are accepted. Enrollment information will only be used as documentation for grant purposes.  506 forms are available at your child's school and the NAEP office.

Maricopa Unified School District

Native American 

Parent Advisory Committee


“Catch the Dream”

Vera Brown Thunder     Chairperson
Artemia Antone     Vice-Chairperson
Vacant    Secretary/Treasurer
Teri Ponticello    NAED Program Coordinator
Diana Volanti     Teacher Representative
Shirley Keyt    Parent Representative
Elise Brown Thunder     Student Representative


2016-17 NAPAC Meeting Dates

NA family meetings and events are held at the MUSD District Office –

44150 W. Maricopa/Casa Grande Highway, Maricopa (across from Stage Stop Marketplace) 

Dates/Times coming soon...




MUSD’s goal is to encourage all Native American students to reach their maximum potential and to help make their educational experience positive and rewarding.

We need you!

It is our belief that parent and community involvement are essential for a student's educational development. Working together, we can provide the best environment and opportunities for our children to meet challenging academic standards.

We invite you to be a part of our program.


Need assistance with school supplies/school clothing?

Please contact Teri Ponticello (520) 568-5100 ext.1010                        

Email:  tponticello@musd20.org



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Saddleback Elementary

Santa Cruz Elementary

Santa Rosa Elementary



Desert Wind Middle School

Maricopa Wells Middle School


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