Resilience and Supporting Native American/Indigenous Students
This important discussion has thought leaders and field experts discussing what resilience means to indigenous populations as well as sharing some practical strategies to help educators everywhere learn to be able to connect better with and support the Native American/Indigenous students that you serve!
As challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic continue to affect education there is still much concern about how we will be able to support our students in the upcoming school year. In this webinar, we will also provide insights from these education leaders on how they are preparing for the upcoming school year, in a time that is unprecedented in our history.
This panel discussion includes these presenters:
Quincy Natay grew up in poverty in the town of Chinle, Arizona on the Navajo Reservation. After finishing his K-12 education at Chinle High School, he went on to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and then later earned an MBA. Understanding first-hand the benefits of education, he has dedicated his life to creating those same opportunities for generations of Navajo students attending Chinle Unified School District schools. In his 23 year career in school finance he led many construction projects that have culminated in CUSD students having the opportunity to learn in some of the finest school facilities in Arizona. The most well-known facility that was built under his leadership is the Wildcat Den which was featured recently in the Netflix series “Basketball or Nothing.”
Now in his 8th year as the CUSD Superintendent, he has successfully led district staff in developing strategic planning processes resulting in pivotal strategies that manifested in historic changes in student achievement, and have begun to close the achievement gap. This work has manifested in student pass rates on the Arizona state assessment more than doubling in both ELA and Math between 2014 and 2019. The increase in the percent of students passing in CUSD in both ELA and Math is more than twice the average increase for Arizona.
Christian Moore is an internationally-renowned speaker, licensed clinical social worker, and advocate for youth. He is the author of The Resilience Breakthrough and founder of the WhyTry Program.
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