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Putting Montana Students First
Welcome to our new Indian Education page. We are currently working to update all of our Indian Education resources and will be continually updating our site with new and improved Indian Education resources. Please check back often.
Essential Understandings Regarding Montana Indians
The goal of the Indian Education Division is to assist in the successful implementation of the Indian Education for All Act (MCA 20-1-501) and to work to close the achievement gap for American Indian students in Montana.
Implementation of Indian Education for All is achieved through professional development, grants to local schools, funding to regional education providers and other partners, and through the development and publication of material and resources for K-12 public schools.
The Indian Education Division works with schools on Indian Student Achievement through state funding and federal funding. This is accomplished through grants, professional development, pilot projects and technical assistance to individual schools.
Indian Education Staff
Joan Franke, Administrative Assistant
Zach Hawkins, Unit Director, Indian Education for All
Mike Jetty, Indian Education Specialist
Stephen Morsette, Indian Education Specialist
Jennifer Stadum, Indian Education Specialist
Michelle Mitchell, Unit Director, Indian Student Achievement
Leo Davis, Indian Student Achievement Specialist
Joycelyn DesRosier, Indian Student Achievement Specialist
Donnie Wetzel, American Indian Youth Development