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How To Have An Effective Indian Parent Committee For Your School District. Albuquerque Public School: Indian Parent Committee . Howard Connick: IPC Chair At-large, Albuquerque, Nora Morris: Vice Chair Tohaajiilee, NM Andrew Conseen Duff: At large Member Albuquerque, NM

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albuquerque public school indian parent committee
Albuquerque Public School:Indian Parent Committee

Howard Connick: IPC Chair

At-large, Albuquerque,

Nora Morris: Vice Chair

Tohaajiilee, NM

Andrew Conseen Duff: At large Member

Albuquerque, NM

Sheryl Baca: Teacher/ Counselor

Albuquerque, NM

Vacancies:

Student Reps.

And Others

aps ied mission
APS-IED Mission

By working together with schools, parents and communities, APS Indian Education Department will develop enhanced and supportive Indigenous educational opportunities for all Native American students by increasing knowledge of Native values through teaching language and cultural differences.

albuquerque public schools
Albuquerque Public Schools

34th largest school district in the U.S. with;

90,000 students

14,000 employees

140 schools

5,932 American Indian students representing over 115 tribes

5,341 students with complete ED 506

Indian Education Depart.

16 resource teachers (3 high school, 3 mid, 9 elementary, 1 mentor)

20 before & afterschool programs

8 Home to School Liaisons

1 Instructional Manager, 4 Office staff, & 1 Director

key to success teamwork
Key to Success- Teamwork
  • Indian Education Department
  • Curriculum Collaboration- Teachers, District Departments, Staff, Indian Parent Committee and the Indian Education Committee
  • Parents- Monthly Meetings
  • Educators- Weekly Resource Teacher Meetings
personal and committee investments
Personal and Committee Investments-

Student Investments-

Student Achievement Recognition events, plays, concerts, zoo night

Community Investments-

Pow Wows, science fairs, college prep days, job fairs, feast day and we attend local conferences on Indian Education

Organizational Investments- Native American Community Academy, All Indian Pueblo Council, APS-Equity Council, Budget Committee, Government to Government, Navajo Nation Clothing Program, New Mexico-Public Education Department and the National Indian Education Association

leadership
Leadership
  • Development of a relationship between the Local Education Agency to design and develop a comprehensive Indian Education Plan
  • Encouragement of local community participation by being part of our education community
  • Promotion of information dissemination to our parents about what matters most in their children’s education
empowerment
Empowerment-
  • Direct engagement of administration and educators about policy, programs, and budgets that impact our children’s education
  • Development of our committee knowledge base to be transparent and accountable to our constituencies through;
    • Published monthly itemized budgets
    • Department action plans
    • Public Forum for comments and applications
engagement
Engagement-

Move your meetings to the parents

(to the children’s home schools)

  • Public posting of meeting dates, time, and location
  • Pre- Prepare for your meetings
  • Send out minutes, pertinent documents and decision papers by e-mail
  • Ask lots of questions
  • Report out the discussions and decisions
strategic goals and objectives of aps indian parent committee
Strategic Goals and Objectives of APS Indian Parent Committee

Goal 1. Support increase of graduation rate of APS Native American students through increased communication with the greater community through:

  • The annual parent conference,
  • Attendance of family appreciation activities,
  • Web site content,
  • Mixed media,
  • Parent contact with IPC, and 
  • Special parent recognition at regularly scheduled parent meetings

Measurable Objective 1: Communication with the greater community will increase by 10% for School Year

2010-2011 and by 5% for each consecutive

year to 2014.

strategic goals and objectives of aps indian parent committee11
Strategic Goals and Objectives of APS Indian Parent Committee

2. To support increase of daily attendance of Native Americans students in APS by dissemination of information about resources that are available to parents through:

  • Literature,
  • Pamphlets,
  • Presentation to parent committee during a regularly scheduled meeting,
  • Teacher/student presentations and raffles at each meeting.

Measurable Objective: Parental involvement will increase by 10% for School Year 2010 to 2011 and by 5% for each consecutive year to 2014.

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The Highest Honor Is Being A Responsible Indian Parent And Becoming Engaged In Your Child’s Education

~Thank You ~

Albuquerque Public School-Indian Education Department, Teachers, and Parents