Patti Lake-Torbert
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“Our mission is to empower students by connecting them to their school, their histories, and their culture; to increase success for each student through a rigorous curriculum, grounded in reliable resources, which are both respectful and relevant.”

The office of Indian Education oversees the Sioux Falls School District’s Title VI and Johnson O’Malley (JOM) programs. These Indian Education programs support our schools in meeting the academic and cultural needs of Native American Students.

The Indian Education programs 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.