Mission: The Education Department is committed to serving our community members’ educational needs by providing guidance and resources that will assist them in working toward fulfilling their life goals.
Vision: Our vision is to be an exemplary tribal education department that empowers our community members to realize their potential to succeed.
Office: Located at the Community Care Services (CCS) Building in the Community Library
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm and by appointment (evenings and weekend availability)
Office: 24 Black Mesa Road, Connected to the Community Care Services (CCS) Building
Hours: Monday –Thursday, 9:00 am -7:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm, Saturday 10 am -2 pm (March-May)
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The Katishtya Language and Culture Program is working toward offering home-based language classes for families in our community. This project is made possible by the New Mexico Public Education Department’s Indian Education Act grant funding to support tribes in maintaining and revitalizing their home languages and cultural knowledge.
Community members who are strong home language speakers and knowledgeable about the culture can apply to become a tribally certified language instructor. Following training in the language curriculum, this certification will qualify you to become a language instructor for our community. Once you earn the tribal certification you can then apply for a Native American Language and Culture Certificate through the New Mexico Public Education Department that will make you eligible to apply for San Felipe specific language instructor positions in NM public schools.
The Katishtya Language and Culture Committee (KLCC) is a 5-person committee responsible for guiding and advising the Katishtya Language and Culture Program on activities, events and related programming. The KLCC holds open meetings on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. Members are appointed by Tribal Administration for 2-year terms.
Current members are: Ethel Chavez, Christine Golden, Nevin Montano, Peter Sanchez, Patricia Sandoval-Cate
JOM funds support school and library based tutoring for elementary and secondary students, assistance with school fees if there is a need, annual school supplies and advocacy for students and parents.
Tutors are available on-site at Bernalillo High School, Bernalillo Middle School and by appointment at the Community Library.
Parents and students (K-12 and college) can also get homework help via the live online tutoring and homework help website, BrainFuse. Access to BrainFuse is made possible through a grant to the New Mexico State Library. Live tutors are available daily from 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm. You must have an internet connection to access this service.
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Department Phone: 505-771-6642