Assisting With the Academic Needs of Native Students

  • The Native Advisory Committee (NAC) is comprised of six (6) parents/guardians of Alaska Native/American Indian students enrolled in the Anchorage School District (ASD), three (3) Alaska Native/American Indian ASD secondary students and two (2) ASD teachers or guidance counselors of Alaska Native/American Indian ASD students. The NAC serves as an advisory committee to the Title VI Indian Education program and the Anchorage School District.  

    The stated purpose of the committee is to review and make recommendations to the Title VI Indian Education program and to the Anchorage School Board relating to the education of Alaska Native/American Indian students in grades K through 12 district-wide. It is comprised of volunteer citizens who meet the following qualifications:

    • Interested in improving education for Alaska Native/American Indian students and committed to the purpose of the Title VI Indian Education Program;
    • Willing and able to attend meetings regularly;
    • Be committed to working toward increased communication with the community in the conduct of NAC affairs. 

    The NAC meets at least once a month, with occasional meetings for subcommittees. The total time requirement of members is approximately 3 to 6 hours monthly. 

    Read the Native Advisory Committee by-laws here. For more information about the law, you can read Title VI of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act here

      

    Upcoming Elections: *Please note that the elections will be postponed until further notice. Applications will be accepted past the April 13, 2020 deadline.

    The Native Advisory Committee will be holding our annual elections on April 16, 2020 at the regularly scheduled NAC meeting at the ASD Education Center from 6:00-8:00 pm. We will have three open parent seats, three secondary student seats, and one teacher/counselor seat open. You can apply online at https://forms.gle/WEZ8o79aWMrXRDDH8

    The deadline to apply is Monday, April 13, 2020. All applicants must be in attendance at the elections. If you have any questions about the committee or the election, please call our office at 907-742-4445.

Committee Members

  • The NAC is composed of six parents/guardians of Native students enrolled in ASD, three Native secondary students, and two teachers or guidance counselors of Native students. Elections for open positions are held each spring. 

     

    NAC members
    Parent Members Term
    Tonia Jimmie May 2020
    Shannon Hawkins May 2020
    VACANT May 2020
    Shanda Lohse May 2021
    Kimberly Santagata May 2021
    Megan Sherman May 2021
    At-Large Members Term
    Ricky Lind May 2020
    Teacher/Counselor Members Term
    Brian McIntire May 2021
    Vacant May 2020
    Student Members Term
    Angela Analoak May 2020
    Nyche' Andrew May 2020
    Vacant May 2021

Committee Meetings

  • The NAC generally meets once a month on Thursday evenings at the ASD Education Center. Special meetings may be called by the chair from time to time. Please note that dates and locations are subject to change.

     

    NAC Meetings at the Education Center

    Dates for the 2020-21 school year

    Date Time Location

    Thursday, August 20, 2020


    6:00-8 p.m.

    via Zoom online meeting

    Thursday, September 17, 2020


    6:00-8:00 p.m.

    via Zoom online meeting

    October

     No meeting   

     

    Thursday, November 19, 2020


     6:00-8:00 p.m.

    To be determined

     December


     No meeting

     

    Thursday, January 21, 2021

     


    6:00-8:00 p.m.

    To be determined

    Thursday, February 18, 2021

     


    6:00-8:00 p.m.

    To be determined

    Thursday, March 18, 2021

    6:00-8:00 p.m.

    To be determined

    Thursday, April 15, 2021

    6:00-8:00 p.m. To be determined

    Elections

    Fall 2020

    6:00-7:00 p.m. To be determined

    Public Forum

    Spring 2021

    6:00-7:00 p.m. To be determined