Indian Education

The office of Indian Education oversees the Sioux Falls School District’s Title VI and Johnson O’Malley (JOM) programs. These Indian Education programs are federally funded programs, designed to meet the educational and culturally related needs of American Indian Students. They are coordinated through a parent advisory committee composed of parents or guardians of Native American Students. They advise the project supervisors and the school district in the direction and implementation of the Indian Education programs.

Conference

Back to School Open House

for Native American Students

Friday, August 12, 2022 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at IPC - 201 East 38th Street. (This event may be subject to change)

Vouchers available: Students must be enrolled in the Sioux Falls School District and in the Office of Indian Education Program—registration will be available. 

Extended Office Hours on Wednesday, August 17 until 7:00 p.m. 

Eligibility Guidelines

In order to qualify for services, students must be enrolled in the Sioux Falls School District and have a completed 506 (Title VI) Form on file with the SFSD Office of Indian Education.

Title VI

Students must be enrolled, or have a parent, or grandparent enrolled in a federally recognized tribe, band, or other organized groups. Students must have a signed Title VI Eligibility Certification Form on file with the Office of Indian Education.

Johnson O’Malley (JOM)

Students must be enrolled members of a federally recognized tribe, band, or other organized groups. A copy of their blood degree must be filed with the Office of Indian Education.

Funding for both JOM and Title VI are dependent on the number of students enrolled in these programs. Funding varies annually.

The Great Plains Regional Office (GPRO) is located in Aberdeen, South Dakota. The Region has 12 Agencies; 7 in South Dakota.

Heather Goodface-Ferguson

Heather Goodface-Ferguson

Indian Education Liaison

✆ (605) 367-4282
✉ Email Heather Goodface-Ferguson
➢ IPC - Indian Education

Samantha Brinkman

Samantha Brinkman

Indian Education Liaison

✆ (605) 367-4282
✉ Email Samantha Brinkman
➢ IPC - Indian Education

Anna Keller

Anna Keller

Instructional Coach (TOSA)

✆ (605) 367-4282
✉ Email Anna Keller
➢ IPC - Indian Education

Patti Lake-Torbert

Patti Lake-Torbert

Senior Coordinator of Student Support Services

✆ (605) 367-4282
✉ Email Patti Lake-Torbert
➢ IPC - Student Support Services