Los Alamos Public Schools has created several councils to serve in an advisory capacity within the district.
The NMPED established the Equity Council requirement for all districts and charter schools in the state to ensure that the important work of the Martinez and Yazzie Lawsuit could be carried out by the experts at the local level. Equity councils are tasked with helping to ensure equitable spending and allocation of resources. The role of the Equity Council is to identify equity issues - using data, student and family voice, staff and student experiences and knowledge to identify the challenges and barriers to equity - and make recommendations to ensure that all students receive the resources and supports they need when they need them in the manner they need for the supports to be delivered. We aspire to build and expand on this initial charge to meet the needs of LAPS students.
Kristine Coblentz, Salvador Zapien, & Andrea Determan
Agoyo Monica Claudine Talachy-Duran
J. Carter Payne
The purpose of the Title VI Parent Advisory is:
to comply with the rules and regulations governing Indian Education Act (Title VI).
to enhance and encourage the academic experience of Title VI eligible students in the district.
to provide direction and build on Indian culture in meeting the academic and cultural needs of Title VI eligible students.
to participate in the design, operation, and evaluation of the program.
to advise the school district on the development of policies and procedures relating to the hiring of project staff including reviewing the qualifications of and making recommendations concerning applicants for staff positions.
to serve as liaison between Title VI eligible students, parents, guardians and the school district.
Members of the Native American Parent Advisory Council include:
Chair: Darren Harvey
Vice-Chair: Jovita Mowrer
Secretary: Karmela Martinez
LAMS Native Hawks Sponsor: Angelina Manfredi
LAHS Native American Culture Club Sponsor: Kimberly Engelking
Administration Rep: Renee Dunwoody
District Designee: Jennifer Guy, Acting Superintendent
LAPS School Board Rep: Antonio Jaurigue
Liaison for Native American Students and Families
My name is Julie Dare. I am pleased to serve as the point of contact to Los Alamos Public Schools’ Native American students and their families. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to get to know our Native American students and their families on a deeper level. My goals as a liaison are to facilitate meaningful events for Native American students as well as to connect Native students to valuable educational resources.
I was born and raised in Los Alamos and am a LAHS alumnus. My undergraduate degree is in American Studies, and I have a graduate degree in Special Education. I have served LAPS both as a special education teacher and as a preschool teacher. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at email@example.com.
NAPAC meetings are held the third Thursday of the month during the school year.
LAMS Native Hawk Club
Sponsor: Angelina Manfredi The Native Hawk Club is open to students attending the middle school and meets every other Tuesday during lunch.
LAHS Native American Culture Club
Sponsor: Kimberly Engelking
Sponsor: Kimberly Engelking
The Native American Culture Club is open to students attending the high school and meets the first and third Thursdays of the month during lunch.
There are no upcoming events at this time.
Tutoring opportunities are available for LAPS Native American students in grades K-12. Contact Julie Dare at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and a list of tutors.