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Educator of the Month

Joseph V. Sowmick - October 14, 2013

In an effort to provide regular bonus coverage throughout the month, Team Observer joins our Tribal Education department in recognition of outstanding "Educator of the Month" Tonya Jackson. Tribal Education Administration would like to take this opportunity to showcase the shining stars in our department! We are proud of each and every team member within our department and think the community should know about you! Congratulations to Tonya Jackson being selected as our Educator of the Month! Perks of this award include an induction into the Education Apple Orchard, a spotlight in the Tribal Observer, an educator's goody bag, a mystery gift certificate and a Traveling Educator Award!

Which program do you work for? K-12 Tribal Education.
What is your title?  K-12 tutor at Shepherd Public School.
How long have you worked for the Education Department? 6 weeks.
What is your favorite part of working in this department? I enjoy working with all the different age groups of students.
What is your funniest memory in working with our students? Not necessarily funny, but rewarding: When I walked into the homework lab and a student just came and hugged me and said "Thank you".
When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up? A number of different things; nurse, teacher, hairdresser and a professional singer. 
Please tell us something people may not know about you. I’m always taking in extra children, so I have many who think of me as a "mom".
Do you have any hobbies or special talents? My hobbies include taking my children to powwows and watching them dance and carry on our traditions, watching my children in their selective sports and, spending quality time with all my extended family.
What is your favorite movie?  Dance Me Outside.
What is your favorite food?  I’d have to say tacos, if I had to choose just one favorite.

Miigwetch to Tonya Jackson for being such an integral part of our Education Team!

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