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Grants Cibola County Board of Education


The Board is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in relation to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, and disability. This policy will prevail in all matters concerning staff members, students, the public, educational programs and services, and individuals with whom the Board does business.

No Discriminación/Oportunidad Egual

Las escuelas del condado de Grants y el Cuerpo de Educación (Grants Cibola County Schools) están dedicados a una politica de no di scriminar en relación a raza, color, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, edad, origen nacional y discapacidad. Esta politica prevalecera en todos modos tocante los empleados, estudiantes, el publico, programas y servicios educa cionales y individuos con quien el Cuerpo de Educación realiza negocios.

Nátooh Sik’a’í olta’íjí dóó olt’á bítsineeshjíí éí bee hazáa’nii niikai. T’áá háshį́ į́ ’ t’áá ał‘ąąn dine’é nilį́ įgo, éí doodágo bee oodla’, bits’íí yee á’óh’go ádáát’é’ígíí dóó bináhai’ígíí t’áá haishíí olt’á bítsineeshjí naanish ííłehígíí éí di bee hazáa’nígíí bikégo da’íínííshdo dóó da’ olt’ádo.

Dr. Guy Archambeau

Dr. Guy Archambeau, President

District 5

Phone: (505) 240-2251


Dr. Guy Archambeau has been a School Board Member beginning in March of 2015. He received a B.S. in elementary education, a master’s in education administration, and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction. His K-12 professional background includes being a teacher, principal, business manager, and superintendent. He was an administrator in the American Indian Education office of the U.S Department of Education, Washington D.C. He served as associate professor for education administration at New Mexico Highlands University. He has been on various foundations and a college board president in Arizona. He has also appointed to the Board of Education for the Pueblo of Acoma. He resides on the Acoma land in the community of McCarty’s with his wife, Dr. Marilyn Johnson, and son Marty. He has two daughters Renee and Nicole, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is Hopi and Yankton Sioux.

Board Members

Emily Hunt-Dailey

Emily E. Hunt-Dailey, Vice President

District 1

Phone: (505) 240-5675


After retiring as teacher for Laguna/Acoma Junior Senior High School, Ms. Emily Hunt-Dailey was elected to the School Board in 2013. Emily Hunt-Dailey is a graduate of Laguna-Acoma Jr./Sr. High School and fondly remembers the days of climbing the “HILL” to paint the L-A, cheering on the Hawks, Falcons, and J-Hawks.

Emily Hunt-Dailey graduated from NMSU with a BBA; from the College of Santa Fe with a B.S. in Secondary Education; and from the University of Illinois with a Master of Education. In 1998, she was elected as the POL’s Tribal Secretary and served two years. In 2007, she was the recipient of the Linda K. Estes Giraffe Award and received one of the Governor’s Awards for Outstanding New Mexico Women.

Emily Hunt-Dailey has devoted herself to the educational success of her students, and strives to provide them every opportunity to succeed. Her years at Laguna-Acoma have been among her most memorable moments along with time spent with her children, grandchildren, great-grandson and husband, Lloyd.

Robert Hays

Robert C. Hays

District 2

Phone: (505) 240-9090


Our family traveled to Grants, New Mexico the summer of 1974; following our father here during the need for workers nationwide to produce yellow cake. We lived in San Rafael, Milan and finally Grants. We (mom and two brothers) remained here in Grants and I graduated from Grants High in 1977. Attending Harding College in Searcy Arkansas, Eastern New Mexico University; and returned to Grants to marry my high school sweetheart in 1978, Cindy Mace.

I began working for the City of Grants in 1980 and became a volunteer firefighter in 1982 certified in 1994; we also had our son in 1982, Robert Anthony who now lives in Burbank, Ca. Leaving the city in 1992 to work for New Mexico Gas Company and elected to city council in 1994 through 1998. I was fortunate to obtain my Associates of Arts degree from New Mexico State University-Grants in 1999. I then returned to work for the city fire department from 2000 to 2003 and was asked to be the lead operator for our wastewater treatment plant in 2003 for CH2MHill-Operations Management Inc. as I am certified in New Mexico in Water and Wastewater; until 2008 when city Manager Bob Horacek asked me to be the Fire Chief.

Your city’s fire service has lowered our city’s ISO rating to #4, renamed a street to remember those lost in 9/11, and honored our late NM Senator Joseph Fidel by naming Station #1 after him.

In our community I have been fortunate with many sponsors to provide dictionaries for our third graders since 2003 and surpassed 10,000 in 2021. I have been honored by GCCS in 2019 & 2021, ordained as a minister in 2019, a Red Cross Hero in 2014, NM rural water operator award in 2008, NM Water and Wastewater Association operator award 2007, CH2MHill Operator of the Year 2004, BPO Elk of the Year 1999, Tri-State Firemen’s Association “S.E. Dan Brentari” Award 1988.

Ronald Ortiz

Ronald Ortiz, Member

District 3

Phone: (505) 290-6001


Ronald Ortiz is a former Mayor of Grants, a member of the Cibola General Hospital board. Mr. Ortiz is also a lifelong resident of Grants and a local business man.

Richard Jones

Richard Jones, Member

District 4


Richard Jones has been a School Board Member beginning in 2011. He was born and raised in Grants. He graduated from Grants High School in 1989 and attended Snow College in Ephraim, Utah. He also attended New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico majoring in Business.

Richard has been married for nineteen years to Jacqueline and they have four children. One is attending school in Grants/Cibola County Schools and two are attending college. Jackie is the GEAR UP Coordinator at Los Alamitos and Grants High School.

Richard is the owner of Enchantment Productions and and announcer for the Professional Bull Riders.

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