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.


We are currently looking for one (1) parent/guardian members and one (1) teacher/counselor member. If you are interested in serving on the NAC, You can apply online here or submit the paper application via email to, or fax it to 742-4585 by 5:00 p.m. on September 18, 2017. All applicants must be in attendance at the next meeting which is to be determined.





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.


Committee Meetings
Thursday, August 17, 2017 5:30-8 p.m.

ASD Education Center

Orange Room









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.


Committee Members
Parent membersTerm
Robyn Ahmaogak    May 2018
Vanessa Hiratsuka May 2018
Julie Lampley   May 2019
Jonathan Larson May 2018
Shanda Lohse May 2019
Elizabeth Lozano May 2019
Teacher/counselor membersTerm

Joni Spiess (Earp)

May 2018


May 2019
Student membersTerm
Chrystyna Chuitt May 2018
Charitie Ropati May 2018
Destiny Ropati May 2018



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