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: 

    The Native Advisory Committee will be holding our annual elections on May 5, 2022 at the regularly scheduled NAC meeting.  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 Tuesday April 26, 2022. 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.

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  • Title VI Indigenous Programs Public Forum

    Join us on April 21st for our Public Forum

    There are two ways:

    • In person 
      • ASD Ed Center Blue Room, 2308
    • Webinar:

    Link located below

    When: Apr 21, 2022 06:00 PM Alaska
    Topic: ASD Indigenous Programs Public Forum
     
    Please click the link below to join the webinar:
     
    Webinar ID: 923 1727 8950
    Passcode: 224222
     
    We look forward to seeing you.
     
     
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Committee Members

  • The NAC is composed of six parents/guardians of Native students enrolled in ASD, four 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
    Helena Schitz May 2023
    Casey Sifsof May 2023
    Michelle Trefon May 2023
    Shanda Lohse May 2021
    Kimberly Santagata May 2021
    Megan Sherman May 2021
    Teacher/Counselor Members Term
    Brian McIntire May 2022
    Georgianna Starr May 2023
    Student Members Term
    John Wittrock May 2022
    Krissa Tuzroyluk May 2022
    Kahayla Green May 2022
    Suella Wendell May 2022

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. Meetings are open to the public. 

     

    NAC Meetings at the Education Center

    *Tentative Dates for the 2021-22 school year

    Date Time Location

    Thursday, August 19, 2021

    Meeting Canceled

    6:00-8:00 p.m.

    To be determined

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    6:00-8:00 p.m.

    ASD Education Center

    5530 East Northern Lights Blvd

    RM 2123 Learning Lab 

    October

     No meeting   

     

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

    6:00-8:00 p.m.

    ASD Education Center

    5530 E Northern Lights Blvd

    Room 2308 Blue Room

     December

     No meeting

     

    Thursday, January 20, 2022

     

    6:00-8:00 p.m.

    Cancelled

    Thursday, February 10, 2022

     

    6:00-8:00 p.m.

    Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 998 9683 7588

    Passcode: 598467

    Thursday, March 24, 2022

    6:00-8:00 p.m.

    ASD Education Center

    5530 East Northern Lights Blvd

    RM 2323 2nd floor

    Thursday, April 21st, 2022

    Public Forum 

    NAC Regular meeting

    6:00-8:00 p.m.

    6:00-7:00pm

    7:00-8:00pm

    ASD Ed Center 

    5530 East Northern Lights Blvd

    RM 2308, 2nd floor

    Thursday, May 5, 2022

    Elections

    6:00-8:00 p.m.

     

    ASD Ed Center

    5530 East Northern Lights Blvd

    RM 2308, 2nd floor