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

      

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
    Jonathan Larson 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
    Kaylah Larson May 2020
    Luke Layman May 2020

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 2019-20 school year

    Date Time Location

    Thursday, August 15, 2019


    5:30-8 p.m.

    ASD Education Center
    Orange Room

     Thursday, September 19, 2019


    6:00-8:00 p.m.Thursday, January 16, 2020

    ASD Education Center
    Orange Room

    October

     No meeting   

     

    Thursday, November 21, 2019


     6:00-8:00 p.m.

    ASD Education Center
    Orange Room

     December 2018


     No meeting

     

    Thursday, January 16, 2020

     


    6:00-8:00 p.m.

    ASD Education Center
    Orange Room

    Thursday, February 20, 2020

     


    6:00-8:00 p.m.

    ASD Education Center
    Orange Room

    Thursday, March 19, 2020


    6:00-8:00 p.m.

    ASD Education Center
    Orange Room

    Thursday, April 16, 2020

     


    6:30-8:00 p.m.

    ASD Education Center

    Orange Room

    Elections 

    Thursday, April 16, 2020


    6:00-6:30 p.m.

    ASD Education Center

    Orange Room

    Public Forum

    Thursday, April 16, 2020

    5:00-6:00 p.m. 

    ASD Education Center

    Orange Room