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More importantly, she teaches the Chickasaw language so it will live on.
Her teaching mannerisms resemble a seasoned conductor coaxing beautiful music from an orchestra.
Four tribes could lay claim to her since she is proud to recite Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Delaware as her heritage.
Happily, Mrs. Monroe laid claim to Chickasaws.
Her journey in education, in helping others, a crusade assisting at-risk students has been full of twists, curves and detours. Merry Monroe navigated them all and, by doing so, enriched the lives of Chickasaws and non-Natives encountered along life’s path.