Below are the Western Washington Native American Education Consortium members. Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
2013-14 WWNAEC OFFICERS
Lake Washington, Bellevue, and Northshore School Districts
Puget Sound ESD
Bethel, Franklin Pierce, Sumner, Peninsula, and University Place School Districts
Jason is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa. He grew up a multi-racial "Urban Indian" in the heart of Seattle.He manages the largest public school Title VII Indian Education program in the state, serving 1,300 students with Native heritage through Puget Sound Educational Service District. PSESD serves five school districts in Pierce County providing cultural and educational support to students. The Native American Education program provides literacy and math support to all grade levels as well as a college prep program for high school students.
Jason over-sees a staff of 8 and works closely with each district to ensure the direct service to students fits within each schools schedules and that school and district staff are updated on the work being done. Jason feels that he is fortunate to work in a region that is surrounded with traditional Native American knowledge, history and culture.
Federal Way Public School District
South Kitsap Public School District
Val Kimbal is an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Nation. She has served as the WWNAEC treasurer since spring 2008. The South Kitsap School District has 438 AIAN students and serves 170 in their Indian Education Program. In addition to her work for the school district, Val is also one of the Curriculum Coordinators for Diversity at South Kitsap and one of the “founding mothers” and the District Coordinator for the PALS mentoring program that is currently in its 10th year. The mentoring program matches adult mentors with students in our school district that could use another caring adult in their lives.
Kent School District
My name is Theresa Lockrem, and I have worked in the Education field since 1994. I worked for the Highline School District in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program for eight years and then the Native American Program for nine years. I currently work for the Kent School District as the Native American Academic and Cultural Liaison. I also interpret for the Deaf for the Kent School District when needed.
On my off time, I dance with an Alaskan Tlingit group whom have adopted me. My own heritage is of the Cherokee Eastern Band, Long Hair Clan on my mother’s side.
|Member At Large
Kelso School District
Shelley has worked for Kelso Indian Education Program since October of 1989, working together with a strong parent advisory committee to serve the needs of approximately 400 students in 7 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 1 high school, Loowit alternative school, Kelso Virtual Academy as well as several Running Start students at Lower Columbia College. Our program has tutoring program staff in 8 of our buildings. We hold many cultural events throughout the year with the highlight being our "In Honor of Our Children" Powwow held on the 3rd Saturday of May each year at Kelso High School.
|Member At Large
Kitsap School District
Bainbridge Island School District
8489 Madison Avenue NE
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Western Washington Native American Education Consortium
P.O. Box 8291
Port Orchard, WA 98366