EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

CONTACT INFORMATION

Joyce McFarland, Education Manager
Nez Perce Tribe
 
P.O. Box 365
 
Lapwai, ID 83540
 
PH: (208) 621-4610
 
FAX: (208) 843-7387
 
EMAIL: joycem@nezperce.org

Final Scholarship Plan of Operation

Presentation for New Education Facility

OUR MISSION:

Together, we provide education and career pathways to enhance self-sufficiency for individuals while staying grounded in Nez Perce values

 

OUR COMMITMENT:

The Nez Perce Tribe is committed to advancing the cultural, economic, and social prosperity of the Nez Perce people. Our services also impact the greater community. The Nez Perce Tribe is the 2nd largest employer in their region and contributes annually to local education agencies. Tribal education programs provides services for children to elders. They work collaboratively with local, state, regional, and national entities to expand education, training, and career pathway resources and services on the Nez Perce reservation .

OUR SERVICES:

 Department Manager (all ages)
 Joyce McFarland, Education Manager, joycem@nezperce.org
  • Oversees tribal education programs to increase education and employment opportunities
  • Addresses education activities in the NPTEC Strategic Plan
  • Works on developing a Nez Perce Education, Training, and Business Development Center (see www.nezperceeducationcenter.org)
 
Adult Education
(teenagers and adults)
 Kay Seven, Director, kseven@nezperce.org
  • Partners with Northwest Indian College on Distance Learning
  • Provides GED classes and work force training opportunities
  • Awards Vo-Tech Scholarships
  • Support adult work services to enter employment and a youth cultural enrichment

 Early Childhood Development
(children and parents)
 Jenny Oatman, Director, jennyo@nezperce.org
  • Provides quality, comprehensive and developmentally appropriate services for eligible children and their families
  • Child Care Development Fund, Early Head Start, Head Start, JOM, and USDA Food Program

 Higher Education
(adult teens)
 Joyce McFarland, Education Manager, joycem@nezperce.org
 
  • Awards Academic and Vo-Tech college scholarships; dual credit

 State Tribal Education Partnership
(K-12 student and staff, families)
 Joyce McFarland, Education Manager, joycem@nezperce.org
 
  • Improving academic achievement and graduation rates for tribal students through collaboration with state education agency and partner public schools
  • TA and professional development on culturally-relevant

 Students for Success
(primarily K-12)
 Jaci Perez, Director, jacim@nezperce.org
 
  • Targets improvement of health and educational outcomes of young people
  • Implements culturally-relevant Wraparound services to prevent juvenile delinquency
  • Teaches drug prevention curriculums to teens and parents
  • Works with coalitions to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and HIV and promote cultural identity and wellness

 Vocational Rehabilitation
(teens age 16 and above, adults)
 David Miles, Director, davidm@nezperce.org
  • Provides services to people with a documented disability to reach an outcome of gainful employment
  • Services include guidance/ counseling, physical/mental restoration, case management, adaptive services for mobility and cognitive/sensory impairment, and employment development and placement

 

 

 


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