Our Parent Advisory Committee
Our Parent Advisory Committee informs our work. Because families are such an integral part of a child’s education, health and growth, St. Joseph’s Indian School relies on members of the committee to provide insight and feedback on programs, services and challenges. The group consists of around a dozen individuals who are either parents, grandparents or guardians of students.
Their priceless perspective ensures holistic care and individual attention for students who attend our school.
The members of the committee meet twice yearly to advise on crucial areas like high school education, cultural sensitivity, new programs, alumni initiatives, grief counseling and other issues our students face. They review policy and communications and offer suggestions to improve our programs.
They are a vital voice for families at St. Joseph’s Indian School. We are grateful for their support and insight.
Pictured back row, left to right: Frank Whipple, 7-8 grade Residential Coordinator; Mike Tyrell, President; Sharisse Sitting Bear, Rosebud; Robert Kelly, Rosebud; Larry Jandreau, Alumni, Lower Brule; Jewell Jandreau, Lower Brule; Valentina Merrit, Alumni, Fort Thompson; Carla Thompson, Chamberlain; Teri Sazue, Lower Brule; Beverly Running Bear, Rapid City; Arnold Sazue, Lower Brule, Jennifer Renner-Meyer, Executive Director of Child Services. Pictured seated, left to right; Carmen Harrison, Lower Brule; Avis Dion, Fort Thompson; Lydia Sazue, Lower Brule; Florine Burning Breast, Chamberlain.