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Class of 2018 Sapsik'ʷałá Cohort Candidates

Sage Hatch

Tribal Enrollment/Affiliation: Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
I have a passion for engaging with students as individuals and working with students of different learning styles. Working with schools to develop systems to help students find success, while engaging with their passions. I enjoy working with underrepresented communities and helping them find the benefits of a formal education.
Oregon Secondary Teacher Licensure and Master Degree: MEd, Curriculum and Teaching, June 2018 teaching certification and August 2018 degree conferral.
Endorsement: Mid-High School Social Studies, and English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) an expected post licensure in English Language Arts.
Sapsik’ʷałá (Native American Teacher) Education: Recipient 2017-2018 
Presenter, Oregon Association of Teacher Educators (ORATE) panel, 2018 annual meeting, Opportunities to Decolonize Teacher Education: Termination & Restoration: Modeling place-based education.
Previous Education: Bachelor of Arts in History and a Certificate in Native American Studies from Southern Oregon University (2014).
Participated in cultural activities and cultural development through the Multicultural Coalition, and the Native American Student Union while attending SOU.

Heather Kliever

Tribal Enrollment/Affiliation: Tolowa Dee-Ni’ Nation, Smith River, CA (Chetco/Tututni)
I have a passion for engaging with others in academic and cultural discourse. In particular, I enjoy focusing on individual and collective understandings of the purpose and direction of public education in contemporary society.
Oregon Secondary Teacher Licensure and Master Degree: MEd, Curriculum and Teaching, June 2018 teaching certification conferral, August 2018 degree conferral.
Endorsed in Mid-High School English Language Arts, English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL coursework in SIOP methodology), and Social Studies.
Sapsik’ʷałá (Native American Teacher) Education recipient and Janette Gunther Drew Scholarship, awardee.
Cohort representative, Consortium for the Improvement of Professional Education (CIPE), College of Education, 2 academic year appointment, Sapsik’ʷałá.
Presenter, Oregon Association of Teacher Educators (ORATE) panel, 2018 annual meeting, Opportunities to Decolonize Teacher Education: Listening to the Voices of Indigenous Teacher Education Students.

Amanda Davis

Tribal Enrollment/Affiliation: Western Te-Moak Shoshone Bannock South Fork & Elko Bands
I have a passion for teaching underrepresented histories for my children and yours!
Oregon Secondary Teacher Licensure and Master Degree: MEd, Curriculum and Teaching, June 2018 teaching certification and degree conferral.
Endorsed in Social Studies and English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); post-licensure endorsement in English Language Arts.
Sapsik'ʷałá (Native American Teacher) Education Program Recipient-University of Oregon College of Education.
Presenter, Oregon Association of Teacher Educators (ORATE) panel annual conference, Opportunities to Decolonize Teacher Education: Listening to the Voices of Indigenous Teacher Education Students (2018).
Previous Education: Bachelor of Science in Ethnic Studies and minor in Native American Studies from the University of Oregon (2017).