Throwback Thursday: 2010 TEDNA Forum in Rapid City, SD

2010 Rapid City Forum Photo (00064635x9D7F5) 2010 Rapid City Forum (00064637x9D7F5)

From left to right:  Amy Bowers, Quinton Roman Nose, Donald Yu, Advisor USDOE, Keith Moore, BIE Director, Mary Jane Oatman-Wak Wak, Nez Perce-President Elect for NIEA,  David Beaulieu, longtime Indian Educator

From left to right:  Amy Bowers, NARF Attorney who worked with TEDNA, Patricia Whitefoot, Yakima, 2010 President of NIEA, Kevin Shendo, Jemez Pueblo TED Director, Denny Hurtado, the then Washington State Indian Education Director, Quinton Roman Nose

New Washington State Director of Indian Education Named

Following the retirement of Denny Hurtado, former chair of the Skokomish Tribe and Director of Indian Education, a new Director has been named. Michael Vendiola is set to take office on January 5, 2015.

Michael Vendiola, has a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from the University of Washington and is a member of the Swinomish and Visayan Nations.