Education

Located: Ma’nalt Education Center 151 North Reservation Road Skokomish Nation, WA 98584

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 am. to 5 pm.

Phone: (360) 877-2460 Fax: (360) 877-2203


 

Education

Mission Statement

The Education Department’s mission is to offer lifelong educational opportunities for all members of the Skokomish Indian Tribe.

Functional Statement

To achieve our mission we are committed to providing educational programs, information advocacy and referral, including referral to different forms of financial assistance. We will also provide positive emotional encouragement and support that promotes personal growth, enrichment , empowerment, self-esteem, and pride in our cultural heritage, economic independence and self-sufficiency. We will work in the community to provide educational avenues and to create a more positive environment for life-long learning.

Summaries of Program Services for Education Department

Vocational Rehabilitation Program – provide services to assist all tribal members with disabilities that reside within the Mason County service area to obtain and keep employment.

Western Washington Indian Employment and Training Program (WWIETP) – provides employment and training to low income eligible Tribal members and descendants.

Adult & Higher Education Services – provide educational and career guidance to post-secondary and vocational education students who are members of the Skokomish Community. Financial assistance is also provided to qualified applicants. For a scholarship application clik here. Skokomish_Scholarship_application. Please send your application by mail or bring it to: Skokomish Education Department , 80 N. Tribal Center Rd., Shelton WA 98584.

Mentoring & Tutoring – to help the Skokomish youth realize and reach their academic potential by providing in-school and after-school tutoring programs and developing working partnerships with Skokomish youth, their parents, and other people who make up the youth’s personal and academic communities to ensure they partake of the best academic services.  Mentor/Tutors also provide and offer comprehensive educational services to Skokomish Tribal community children who are attending Hood Canal School or to children who may have discontinued attending classes.

Library/Computer Lab – provide multi-media, research, and educational needs to users of the Education Center Library & Computer Lab which are available to the Skokomish Community.

General Educational Development (GED) – provide assistance to Skokomish Community members in certification of their high school education.

Culturally Relevant Curriculum Development and Advising – assist and advise the Education Department, other tribal departments, local schools, including colleges and other education programs, to develop culturally based education programs for the benefit of Native American students and families.

Skokomish Education Department Policies and Prodedures – To view the Skokomish Educaiton Departments Policies and Procedures, please click on the following link. Policies and Procedures The document is in Adobe pdf format. If you need to Adobe Reader installed, please click here

Staff

Position Staff Member Telephone/Extension E-Mail
Education Director Antonio Sandifer 360-877-2460 x.2701 asandifer@skokomish.org
Learning Center Coordinator Cheri Cook 360-877-2460 x.2700 ccook@skokomish.org
Mentor/ Tutor Gary Thomasson 360-877-2460 x.2703 gthomasson@skokomish.org
Mentor/ Tutor Mona Miller 360-877-2460 x.2705 monam@skokomish.org
Attendance/Truancy Specialist Kimberly Miller 360-877-2460 x.2703 kimberly@skokomish.org