Indian Education

The Indian Education Program is committed to connecting families of Native American students with culture, community and education.

 

Upcoming Events and Learning Opportunities

Stay Informed! Click the orange bell in the top right corner of the calendar to receive email notifications for upcoming events. 

Contact your students school to verify your phone number, email address and mailing address. Please request to receive updates from the Indian Education Department.

Indian Education Graduation
Indian Education Graduation
Indian Education Graduation

Tacoma Public Schools acknowledges that we are on the traditional ancestral and historical lands of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians.

We honor with gratitude the land itself and the Puyallup Tribe. This acknowledgement serves as a first step in honoring our nearest tribal neighbors and partners who have inhabited this region since time immemorial, and whom we give thanks for allowing us passage to their lands. We shall intentionally create inclusive and respectful partnerships that honor Indigenous cultures, histories, identities, and sociopolitical realities.


Volunteers fill an important role in all our program

Dedicated volunteers can mentor and inspire students and provide new opportunities beyond what schools can. Today, it takes a whole village to educate and prepare students for living and working in the 21st century. Whether you are a member of your community with no children in school, a parent interested in helping in a classroom or a motivated student looking to give back, the Tacoma Public Schools can use your help!

Volunteer Forms


Native American Resources

Student Resources

Indian Education Graduation
Indian Education Graduation

David Syth (Crow)
Program Coordinator
253-571-1846
dsyth@tacoma.k12.wa.us

Liz Leines
Indian Education Specialist
253-571-1820
eleines@tacoma.k12.wa.us

Robin Brooks-Johnson
Indian Education Specialist
253-571-1832
rjohnso@tacoma.k12.wa.us