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Thank you for considering a future with Zuni Public School District

The Pueblo of Zuni is located in western New Mexico, approximately 2.5 hours from Albuquerque and just under three hours from Flagstaff, AZ. The Zuni Pueblo is nestled in a scenic valley, surrounded by enchanting mesas. The Zuni people have lived in the American Southwest for thousands of years. Their cultural and religious traditions are rooted, in large part, in the people’s deep and close ties to the mountains, river ways, forests and deserts of the ancient Zuni homeland.

When you join the Zuni Public School District team, you are welcomed into the Zuni culture and community. The Zuni people revere their teachers, and it is a profound experience.

Why Join Zuni Public Schools?

  • Teacher salaries range from $48,112 to $83,796 depending on experience plus health, dental and life insurance, paid time off, retirement plan.
  • Earn additional stipends for coaching and sponsoring programs.
  • Very low cost of living.
  • Affordable housing is offered for teachers.
  • Zuni Public School District is a recognized low income school, so teacher who teach in the district can have their student loans forgiven (up to $17,500 depending on their program). More information on the U.S. Department of Education’s Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program.
  • Tuition reimbursement for employees pursuing college degree or certificate programs in teaching or instructional support. Employees can get reimbursed up to $2,500 per school year for tuition, registration fees and books.

About Zuni Public Schools

  • Zuni Public Schools serves 1,226 students in four schools: 1 elementary school (Shiwi Ts'ana Elementary), 1 middle school (Zuni Middle School), and 2 high schools (Zuni High School and Twin Buttes Cyber Academy).
  • Zuni Public Schools employs 230 teachers and staff and is committed to small class sizes with opportunities for more individualized instruction.
  • Robust Sports Programs NMAA Class 3A: football, volleyball, cross country, track, basketball, baseball and softball.
  • Other extracurricular activities: Native American club, National Honor Society, Student Council, Band, Art Club, Cheerleading, Dance, Coding, Yearbook and the Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA).
  • We have partnerships with New Mexico State University Grants, Western New Mexico University, University of New Mexico Gallup and Navajo Technical University.

Are You a Fit?

  • Our teachers make a profound difference in the lives of the Zuni students.
  • They love living in a rural community.
  • They are outdoor enthusiasts.
  • When they need an escape, there is plenty to do and larger cities like Phoenix, Albuquerque and Durango are a short drive away.
  • Great shopping and cultural events in the near-by communities of Gallup, Grants, Albuquerque and Show Low.

Learn more about the Pueblo of Zuni at