Governing Council

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MEETINGS

The Governing Council of Six Directions Indigenous School meets regularly on the last Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm classroom F,  2055 NM State Road 602, Gallup, NM 87301. NOTE: for the duration of the COVID-19 Pandemic our Governing Council will meet remotely via Zoom in accordance with the Governor's and Attorney General's guidance.

 

Agendas are available 72 hours prior via this website or from the front office of our school.

January 19, 2022, 6:00 pm

Location: Due to COVID-19, this meeting will be held remotely. The public may attend and listen via this link: 

Location:
https://zoom.us/j/6536314122?pwd=dTBnT0FFRTBqSkk3d01QVEtVSTF5UT09

Meeting ID: 653 631 4122
Passcode: SDIS

   Agenda       

  Minutes

January 26, 2022, 5:30 pm Special Mtg.

Location: Due to COVID-19, this meeting will be held remotely. The public may attend and listen via this link: 

Location: 

https://zoom.us/j/2318680632?pwd=ZmxuSGdWRXVxNk9MU3NJVmFqV1FyQT09

Meeting ID: 231 868 0632

Passcode: SDIS

Call in: 1 253 215 8782 US

Passcode: 706099

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February 2, 2022, 6:00 pm Special Meeting

Location:
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Meeting ID: 231 868 0632
Passcode: SDIS
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Meeting ID: 231 868 0632
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Agenda   Minutes

February 22, 2022, 5:30 pm 

Location:

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Meeting ID: 231 868 0632

Passcode: SDIS

One tap mobile: 1 253 215 8782

Pass Code: 706099#

Agenda  Minutes

March 29, 2022, 5:30 pm

Location: 

https://zoom.us/j/2318680632?pwd=ZmxuSGdWRXVxNk9MU3NJVmFqV1FyQT09

Meeting ID: 231 868 0632        Passcode: SDIS

Call in: 1 253 215 8782              Passcode: 706099

Agenda     Minutes

April 26, 2022, 5:30 pm

https://zoom.us/j/2318680632?pwd=ZmxuSGdWRXVxNk9MU3NJVmFqV1FyQT09 

Meeting ID: 231 868 0632         Passcode: SDIS

Call in:   1.253. 215. 8782           Passcode: 706099

Agenda.    Minutes

May 10, 2022, 5:30  pm

Location:

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Meeting ID: 231 868 0632

Passcode: SDIS

Call in: 1(253)215-8782   Passcode:706099#

 Agenda      Minutes  

May 31, 2022, 5:30  pm

Location:

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Meeting ID: 231 868 0632
Passcode: SDIS
Call in:1(253)215-8782
Passcode: 706099

Agenda  Minutes

June 20, 2022 Special Meeting, 5:30 PM
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Meeting ID: 231 868 0632
Passcode: SDIS

Call in:1(253)215-8782Passcode: 706099

Agenda   Minutes

June 28, 2022, 5:30 pm
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Meeting ID: 231 868 0632
Passcode: SDIS
Call in:1(253)215-8782Passcode: 706099

Agenda

July 21st, 2021, 4:30 pm

Location:

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Passcode: SDIS

Or via phone: 1-346-248-7799

Meeting ID: 840 3496 2630

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August 18th, 2021, 6:00 pm

Location: https://zoom.us/j/92505535312?pwd=RDltUmwvUnNMUW9jVk5CVmRuR0poQT09

Passcode: kV6CED

Or via phone: 1-669-900-6833

Meeting ID: 925 0553 5312

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September 15th, 2021, 4:30 pm

Location: https://zoom.us/j/6536314122?pwd=dTBnT0FFRTBqSkk3d01QVEtVSTF5UT09

Passcode: SDIS

Meeting ID: 653 631 4122

Or via phone:+1(253)215-8782

Passcode: 590700#

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September 27, 2021, 6:00 pm

Location: https://zoom.us/j/6536314122?pwd=dTBnT0FFRTBqSkk3d01QVEtVSTF5UT09

Passcode: SDIS

Meeting ID: 653 631 4122

Or via phone:+1(253)215-8782

Passcode: 590700#

Agenda     Minutes 

October 20th, 2021, 6:00 pm

Location:

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Meeting ID: 231 868 0632

Passcode: SDIS

One tap mobile: 1 253 215 8782 US     

Meeting ID: 231 868 0632

Passcode: 706099

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November 17th, 2021, 6:00 pm

Location:
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Passcode: SDIS
Or via phone:1 253 215 8782 
Meeting ID: 653 631 4122.   Passcode: 59070

      Agenda     Minutes 

December 15th, 2021, 6:00pm

Location: 
https://zoom.us/j/6536314122?pwd=dTBnT0FFRTBqSkk3d01QVEtVSTF5UT09
Passcode: SDIS
Or  via Phone: 1 253 215 8782
Meeting ID: 653 631 4122
Passcode: 590700

      Agenda     Minutes 

MEMBERS

KAREN MALONE - Chair

WILHELMINA YAZZIE - Assistant Chair

Ya at eeh, Naakai Dine nishliigo, Dutch bashishchiin,  Tabaahidashicheii,  doo Irish dashinali. Hello, I am born of the Mexican People, and born for the Dutch People. My Maternal Grandfather is of the Water’s Edge people while my Paternal Grandfather is of the Irish people.

 

I earned by Bachelor of Science in Education from University of New Mexico and a Master of Education in Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University. I have served on National Assessment of Educational Progress – Standing Reading Committee. 

 

I served as a teacher for 24 years in the state of New Mexico in both public and Bureau Operated Schools under the Department of the Interior; where I taught various grade levels at the elementary, junior high and high school. I also served as head teacher at Wingate High School and Education Specialist (School Improvement) in Tuba City, AZ. I am currently the Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Education Specialist in Window Rock, AZ. I have been with the Bureau of Indian Education, Navajo District, for seven years.

ZOWIE BANTEAH-YUSELEW - Keeper of Records

Zowie Banteah-Yuselew was born and raised in the Zuni Pueblo. She belongs to the Frog clan and a child of the Sun clan. An educator for 18 years, Zowie is passionate about her youth in her Indigenous community of Zuni, New Mexico.  Zowie has been a community advocate primarily in positive youth development as she believes all children have gifts and talents they have yet to uncover. She has taught grades 1-4, and 7th & 8th. In addition to running summer camps and an after-school program. Currently, Zowie teaches 4th grade at Shiwi Ts'ana Elementary in Zuni. She has always felt it was important to give back especially in her community. She earned a Bachelors degree in Psychology & Education from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts.  The Indigenous cultural space at Mount Holyoke promotes visibility and empowerment for Native American students is named in her honor. Zowie lives in Zuni, NM with her husband Aaron and two teenagers Kioko and Aidan. When COVID-19 hit, she partnered with another mom and  jumped into action to start a successful community pantry. This endeavor brought her and a small group of like minded individuals to serve their community as volunteers to this day. Their Emergency Mobile Pantry is now a permanent entity within the Pueblo of Zuni.

Zowie Banteah-Yuselew was born and raised in the Zuni Pueblo. She belongs to the Frog clan and a child of the Sun clan. An educator for 18 years, Zowie is passionate about her youth in her Indigenous community of Zuni, New Mexico.  Zowie has been a community advocate primarily in positive youth development as she believes all children have gifts and talents they have yet to uncover. She has taught grades 1-4, and 7th & 8th. In addition to running summer camps and an after-school program. Currently, Zowie teaches 4th grade at Shiwi Ts'ana Elementary in Zuni. She has always felt it was important to give back especially in her community. She earned a Bachelors degree in Psychology & Education from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts.  The Indigenous cultural space at Mount Holyoke promotes visibility and empowerment for Native American students is named in her honor. Zowie lives in Zuni, NM with her husband Aaron and two teenagers Kioko and Aidan. When COVID-19 hit, she partnered with another mom and  jumped into action to start a successful community pantry. This endeavor brought her and a small group of like minded individuals to serve their community as volunteers to this day. Their Emergency Mobile Pantry is now a permanent entity within the Pueblo of Zuni.

Adeline June  Member

Forthcoming 

DR. SHARON HENDERSON-SINGER - Member

My name is Dr. Sharon Henderson-Singer. My clans are Towering House People, born for the Tangle People, Near the Water People are my maternal grandparents and Coyote Pass People are my paternal grandparents. I come from Black Mesa, Arizona an area known as Red Butte area. I am a mother and a grandmother. My professional career has centered around children from infancy to adulthood. I am an advocate for the reclaiming and sustaining Indigenous languages and cultures for tribal communities, particularly for our Navajo (Dine) children. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s in education with an emphasis in Elementary Education and Native American Language Arts from Northern Arizona University. I hold a double master’s in Education Administration and Supervision and in Bilingual Education and Multicultural Education. I possess a Ph.D. in Social Justice with an emphasis in Indigenous education, law and policy from Arizona State University.I have over 30 years’ experience in teaching, consulting, leadership, program/curriculum evaluation ranging from early childhood education through postsecondary education and hold professional teaching and administrative licenses. I have worked successfully with Indigenous, Latinx, and other diverse communities. I have designed culturally responsive curriculum and program restructuring plans for PK-18 inner city and rural public schools on and off the Navajo Nation. 

FORMER MEMBERS

LANE TOWERY - Former Chair

SAMUEL CROWFOOT

DR. OLIVER TAPAHA - Assistant Chair

BEN SOCE - FORMER CHAIR

DR. TAMARAH PFEIFFER

SUSAN ESTRADA

SHERYL LIVINGSTON - Member