Purpose of Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee
The purpose of the Anoka-Hennepin Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee and Indian Education program is to encourage and inspire the academic achievement, social and emotional development, and cultural awareness of our American Indian Students; to serve as a resource to review and recommend accurate curriculum; and to promote cultural diversity between community, staff and students.
The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is a committee composed of parents or guardians of American Indian students, school district representatives and secondary American Indian students. There is also a separate committee that works specifically with the Johnson O’Malley Grant (JOM). This committee is composed of parents or guardians of JOM certified American Indian students.
The Parent Advisory Committee and Johnson O’Malley Committee meet on a monthly basis throughout the school year. They provide an important link with the Indian community and advise the school district on all aspects of the Indian Education program. If you are interested in serving, please contact your cluster advisor for more information.
All parent committee meetings are open to the public. See our Events page for more information.
Nominations are accepted at the beginning of each year to fill vacancies in both parent committees. They should be postmarked by the date on the Self Nomination Form.
Nominations should be submitted to:Mindy MeyersAnoka-Hennepin School DistrictRE: Indian Education Program-Election
2727 N Ferry St.
Anoka, MN 55303Or email information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elections are held at the annual kickoff picnic in September. All parents/guardians of children enrolled in Indian Education are eligible to vote. Students in grades 7 - 12 who are enrolled in Indian Education may also vote.
2022-2023 Committee membersPAC:Kimberly Benjamin, ChairCindy Brown, Teacher Rep.Fred CarrollHeather CollinsTony Drews, Committee-Program LiaisonSarah Lindholm, Teacher Rep.Sara Narr, Vice ChairVince PattonNichole SmithHolly Eisel (alternate)Tina Vinton, SecretaryJessie Davies, Student Rep.Lilly Drews, Student Rep.Tate Narr, Student Rep
Fred Carroll, Chair
Kimberly Benjamin, Vice ChairYou can contact the parent advisory committees by calling Mindy Meyers, Program Coordinator, at 763-506-1186.Meeting Minutes: (updating)For upcoming meetings please see the Events page.