Welcome to Navajo Elementary School

  • STEAM is learning that engages all students in collaborative design thinking for real world problem solving

    MISSION: Through a STEAM learning environment, Navajo Elementary will spark the curiosity of our students and instill a passion for discovery, innovation, and learning.

    VISION: At Navajo, we are committed to creating a welcoming and engaging learning environment that supports collaborative teamwork and the success for all our children.

    STUDENT MOTTO: Explore your world, Discover your learning, Design your future, Ignite your character

    STAFF COMMITMENT FOR CHILDREN: We will teach to the whole child by promoting a positive environment where academics and social emotional needs are met through perseverance and a desire to be a kind and respectful community member.



Phone: 480-484-2610


Degrees and Certifications:

Principal Matthew Patzlaff

Matthew Patzlaff brings many years of educational experience to the Scottsdale Unified School District. He began teaching and coaching at Desert Canyon Middle School in 2007, then serving as assistant principal at Copper Ridge K-8 before becoming principal of Navajo in 2017.  He has an elementary education degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a master's degree from Arizona State University in Educational Supervision and Leadership. When Mr. Patzlaff is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors and watching the Green Bay Packers.

Phone: 480-484-2609


Degrees and Certifications:

Assistant Principal Angelia Keemle

Angie Keemle is the Assistant Principal at Navajo Elementary School.  She has been in education for over 20 years and has been the Assistant Principal at Navajo for the past four.  She has teaching and coaching experience in grades kindergarten thru eighth grade.  Mrs. Keemle has a bachelor’s degree in education with a master’s degree in literacy.  When Mrs. Keemle is not at Navajo, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, golfing, and reading.

  • Navajo Buffalos logo

    Principal: Matthew Patzlaff
    Assistant Principal: Angelia Keemle
    Address: 4525 N. Granite Reef Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 
    Phone: 480-484-2600
    Fax: 480-484-2601
    Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    School Hours: 8:45am - 3:15pm 
    Grades: Preschool - 5th Grade
    Colors: Red and White
    Mascot: Buffalo
    Year Opened: 1960


  • Parents who are scheduled to volunteer on campus are required to sign in at the front office, provide ID, and wear a visitor sticker any time they are on campus. Other adult visitors must make arrangements with the front office to visit our campus. Student visitors are not permitted.

PTO Information

  • 2022-2023 Navajo PTO Board


    Jenny Duran

    Vice President
    Ryann Haenel

    Kelcie Hoes
    Miriam Hoban

    Nadia Miller

    Dad’s Club
    Elie Goodman

    Sarah Riggins

    Teacher Appreciation Chairs
    Amoreena Bayly
    Jamie Kolaczynski

    Fall Festival Chairs
    Ashley Kirshey
    Melissa Stephenson

    The Navajo PTO holds meetings once-a-month.

    All parents are welcome!


    *This link will take you to a site over which the Scottsdale Unified School District has no control. The District assumes no responsibility for the content of the material contained at that site or for the accuracy of any information that is found there. The contents of any site or link not maintained by the District does not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of the Scottsdale Unified School District, its officials, agents or employees.

    Click here to view the PTO Website