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
    Helena Schitz May 2023
    Casey Sifsof May 2023
    Michelle Trefon May 2023
    Shanda Lohse May 2021
    Kimberly Santagata May 2021
    Megan Sherman May 2021
    At-Large Members Term
    Ricky Lind N/A
    Teacher/Counselor Members Term
    Brian McIntire May 2022
    Georgianna Starr May 2023
    Student Members Term
    John Wittrock May 2022
    Krissa Tuzroyluk May 2022
    Elena Curtis 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. 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

    6:00-8:00 p.m.

    To be determined

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    6:00-8:00 p.m.

    To be determined

    October

     No meeting   

     

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

    6:00-8:00 p.m.

    To be determined

     December

     No meeting

     

    Thursday, January 20, 2022

     

    6:00-8:00 p.m.

    To be determined

    Thursday, February 10, 2022

     

    6:00-8:00 p.m.

    To be determined

    Thursday, March 24, 2022

    6:00-8:00 p.m.

    To be determined

    Thursday, April 14, 2022

    Public Forum 

    6:00-8:00 p.m.

    To be determined

    Thursday, May 5, 2022

    Elections

    6:00-8:00 p.m.

    To be determined