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    Gail T. Morris, Native American Education Program Manager

    Gail T. Morris, is NuuChahNulth FN, Ahousat Band. She started her career as the Title Vll Coordinator in the Edmonds School District #15 for six years and taught 5th grade for her practicum. She also worked for the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe at the Muckleshoot Tribal School where she taught fourth grade for four years. Here she was on the Leadership Team, Accreditation Team, PLC Leadership Team, Instructional Team Leader grades 3-5, Since Time Immemorial Tribal Sovereignty Curriculum Trainer, Culture and Language Leadership Team, and Middle School Co-ed Soccer Team Coach. Gail also worked at the Muckleshoot Tribal College as the Muckleshoot Occupational Skills Training (MOST) Instructor. She also participates in Tribal Journeys and travels with her canoe family on Vancouver Island, BC.


    Boo Balkan Foster, Huchoosedah Certificated HS Teacher

    While in graduate school Boo was recruited by Seattle Public Schools.  She has been an educator for Seattle Schools for over two decades.  She is currently partnering with Chief Sealth International High School and Denny International Middle School as the classroom teacher for Title VII/Huchoosedah’s, Native American Education Program.  Huchoosedah is excited about this partnership and Boo is honored to do the work. She is passionate about her students and believes in the art of teaching and the transformative power of education. Boo ensures Identity Safety in her classes and promotes a commitment to academic excellence.


    q́ʷat́ələmu (Nancy Jo Bob), Native American Education Consulting Teacher

    q́ʷat́ələmu (Nancy Jo Bob) is an enrolled member of Lummi Nation, a descendant of the House of sťǝtiɫǝm a Jamestown S’kallam ancestral chief and a decent from the House of ʔalabǝɫ, a Duwamish ancestral Chief named Doctor James. q́ʷat́ələmu (Nancy Jo Bob) earned her BA in Elementary education with a K-8 teaching endorsement and a K-12 Special education endorsement. She earned her Master's of Arts in education from a collaborative program between Antioch University Seattle and the Muckleshoot Tribal College. Her Master's research resulted in her writing a teaching guide, "How to Integrate Coast Salish Culture and Languages within Tribal School classrooms". She is currently a Guest Lecturer at Pacific Lutheran University for Southern Lushootseed courses 101 & 102. She was the Certification/Instructor Supervisor for the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe Language Program 2014-2019. q́ʷat́ələmu (Nancy Jo Bob) is the co-founder of the ALIVE Alliance, Co-creator of the Puyallup Language program 2007-2014. She also co-created the Puyallup and Muckleshoot Teacher Certification Programs. q́ʷat́ələmu (Nancy Jo Bob) has focused her career on Research and Revitalization of the Southern Lushootseed Language since 2000. She has also assisted many western Washington tribes to create and design their tribal language programs, certification programs, media development programs, graphics and art design for language materials and curriculum, and orthography assistance. q́ʷat́ələmu (Nancy Jo Bob) is recently working with teams to develop frameworks and is developing assessment tools for birth - 12th grades in Southern Lushootseed.


    Jenny Miller~Aleut, Huchoosedah, K-5 Liaison

    It has been a pleasure visiting new and returning native students and their families in the West Seattle, Magnolia, and Queen Anne region. This year is off to a fantastic start and I am excited about the work and advocacy that we accomplished this month. We are hitting the ground running and making powerful impacts for our families. As we work together with our community providing services, I feel this will be our best year yet. I am looking forward to our community events and feel blessed by the renewed support and growth of our programs. Administration, teachers, community members, and parents are actively engaged for student success. I am thankful for you. Contact me at jlmiller1@seattleschools.org.


    Stacia Hawkinson Seneca, Iroquois Huchoosedah Consulting Teacher

    I am excited to have the opportunity to provide support to our Native students, their teachers, and families this year! Some of you may know me from the Huchoosedah Summer Literacy Program for our elementary students. I have also taught in the Seattle Public School District for over ten years; I have taught both middle and high school at Interagency, Whitman Middle School, and Franklin High School. My parents moved to Southern California from back east before I was born and I spent most of my life and teaching career in the Inland Empire. I moved to south Seattle because of my love for diversity and now call the North West my home. Thank you for welcoming me and know that I am committed to your students’ success!


    Lauren Nabahe Fonoimoana, High School Reentry/Intervention Specialist

    Penaho (Hello) my name is Lauren Nabahe Fonoimoana. I am a 25-year-old Native American Woman and am Paiute-Shoshone, Navajo and Mono. I am a member of the federally recognized Lone Pine Paiute-Shoshone tribe in Southern California. I grew up most of my childhood on the Paiute-Shoshone reservation before moving to Utah for high school and college. I have been married for 2 years now to my husband Joel Fonoimoana. We met whilst at Brigham Young University as members of a Multicultural performing arts group. I have a bachelor’s in Athletic Training and have long desired to attain a job that allows me to service my fellow Native American people, namely the youth. I love any outdoor activities especially mountain biking and rock climbing as well as beading and dancing the traditional dances of my people. 


    Kwystanya (L. Chrissy Dukik Dalos), Family Support Worker - Native Ed./Family Support Program

    Kwystanya (L. Chrissy Dulik Dalos), daughter of Emma McCarty Dulik and Michael Dulik, Sr.; and Granddaughter to Jesse Ward McCarty and Harry McCarty, Sr. She is proud a member of the Makah Nation. Being the youngest of 14 children, Chrissy believes family connections are essential. Chrissy’s greatest joy in life is spending time with her husband supporting her two girls in all they do.

    Her career has always maintained close connections to Native people and communities. Her first role in service was as the Education Coordinator for the Makah Nation Tribal Government Branch (7 years), she then continued her pursuit of serving tribal people in the role of Indian Education Manager for the Marysville School District No. 25 (15 years), where she worked in close partnership with the Tulalip Tribes Tribal Government branch and Tulalip community.

    Throughout her career, she maintains a passion and intentionality in advocating and giving voice in the public school system to those she partners with--including: students, families, community members, tribal leaders, and colleagues.

    In her role as a Seattle Public School Family Support Worker, she will focus on partnering with Native students and families, in alignment with SPS Strategic Plan, who are “furthest from educational justice.” She works in collaboration, and partnership, with the SPS Huchoosedah Indian Education Department, Family Support and Mckinney-Vento program staff.

    Renée Remlinger-Tee, MLIS

    Renée received a Master of Library and Information Science degree from UW's Information School and a B.A. in Speech Communication-Journalism from Miami University in Ohio. She's passionate about connecting people and information, whether it's supporting SPS students, teachers, and staff or project-based work involving classification, research, and information organization. Previously, she was a librarian and information professional at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle, Amazon, and ZymoGenetics and a student librarian in UW's Engineering Library during her MLIS program. Before changing careers and attending the iSchool, she worked for 10 years in the branding/design field. Her not-so-guilty pleasure is searching for excellent, second-hand books to donate to kids and schools who need them.


    Emily Lott, Tutor/Web Editor

    Hello, I am both Kootenai and Aleut. I am the Credit Retrieval Coordinator/ Web Editor for Native Education services and I am going to school full time. During the summer, I tutor students in our department’s Summer Literacy and Credit Retrieval Program. Before working for Native Ed I volunteered at Day Break Star and at Native Ed’s cultural events. I am happy to be doing work that serves my community.

    Tel: 206-252-0948


    Gail T. Morris

    Manager
    gtmorris@seattleschools.org


    Jenny Miller

    Liaison K-5
    jlmiller1@seattleschools.org


    q́ʷat́ələmu (Nancy Jo Bob)

    Native American Education Consulting Teacher
    njbob@seattleschools.org


    Boo Balkan Foster

    šǝqačib Classroom Teacher
    Chief Sealth HS/Denny MS
    balkanfoster@seattleschools.org


    Khemarak Pom
    Chief Sealth HS/Denny MS
    kapom@seattleschools.org


    Stacia Hawkinson  Seneca, Iroquois
    šǝqačib Classroom Teacher 
    Nathan Hale HS/Jane Addams MS 
    sdhawkinson@seattleschools.org


    Brian Jortner
    Nathan Hale HS/Jane Addams MS 
    brjortner@seattleschools.org


    Lauren Fonoimoana

    High School Reentry/Intervention Specialist
    lnfonoimoana@seattleschools.org


    Kwystanya (L. Chrissy Dulike Dalos) 

    lcdulikdalos@seattleschools.org 

    Renée Remlinger
    Tee MLIS
    rmremlingert@seattleschools.org


    Emily Lott

    Credit Retrieval
    Coordinator/Web editor
    ellott@seattleshools.org