Program Description

 

Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas and the Arizona Department of Education are committed to providing the highest quality education to Arizona’s 60,000 American Indian students in the Arizona public/charter school system.The ADE Indian Education office is in the Special Projects Division in the Arizona Department of Education. Our mission is to promote leadership, education and training to schools, agencies and governments which are responsible for the quality of education of Arizona’s American Indian children.The Indian Education program administers federal grants, including the Johnson‐O’Malley Program, to meet the educational and cultural needs of participating LEAs and implements A.R.S. 15‐244, Indian Education Act. Outreach is provided to all of Arizona’s local educational agencies on reservations and urban areas with high populations of American Indian students. Technical assistance is provided in collaboration with all units at ADE that interface with these LEAs. Conferences and training, as well as parental involvement activities, are also provided on-site and at ADE. The Director of Indian Education serves as a liaison between the tribal education departments and the ADE, works via partnerships with outside agencies to provide resources for Native American students, and facilitates the Superintendent’s initiatives to benefit the academic achievement and cultural awareness of Arizona’s indigenous youth.

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Contact Information

Special Projects Division
Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson Street, Bin 14
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Phone: (602) 542-5235
Fax: (602) 542-3100

Director of Indian Education: Nadine Groenig
Nadine.Groenig@azed.gov