Meet the Staff

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The NAEP staff work directly with Native American students and their families, as well as the educators and administrators in the Amphitheater district to promote a positive academic environment. The staff is also available  to offer cultural presentations to students and faculty.

 

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Kimberly Daingkau-Begay
Coordinator

kbegay@amphi.com
520-696-4088

Kimberly is of Kiowa (Tanedooah), Caddo (Kionut), and Pawnee (Chaui) Nations, born and raised in southwest Oklahoma. Kimberly received her BA degree in Political Science, minor in Pre-Law, from Fort Lewis College (FLC) in Durango, Colorado. As a student, she served as a CLRA certified tutor in the Program for Academic Advancement and received professional training in media to assist in the development of the Native American & Indigenous Studies Media Curriculum at FLC. Prior to NAEP, she served on the Title VII Parent Committee for Durango Public Schools, collaborated with the University of Oklahoma and FLC in 2008 for a nation-wide student symposium of American Indian Studies, and has experience in grant writing and financial advising in tribal affairs. Kimberly and her husband, Derwin, have two children and actively participate in traditional ceremonies. She has spoken at several events of her Native culture, including storytelling. In addition to being employed full-time, she is also a graduate student at the University of Arizona.

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Margaret Blaine
Advisor/Tutor
mblaine@amphi.com
520-696-6948

Margaret is a member of the Tohono O'Odham (Desert People) Nation and Seri linage and is also a fluent speaker of the Tohono O'Odham language. Prior to NAEP, Margaret was a Teacher Assistant with the Gila River Indian Community for Kindergarten, first, and second grade. She served as the Cultural Specialist for the Preschool program, instructing native language and preserving native culture. Through this capacity, she was instrumental in the grant writing for the Gila River Indian Community's Native Language Preschool curriculum. Margaret attended Pima Community College and Central Arizona College majoring in Early Childhood Education. She currently serves as District Representative for the Schuk Toak District of the Tohono O'Odham Nation.

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Staff Calendar


August

Wednesday, August 26

  • Amphi Parent Information Meeting
      • Coronado (K-2), 4:30-5:30 pm
      • Walker (K-2), 6:00-7:30 pm


Thursday, August 27

  • JOM Parent Election Mtg, 6:30 pm
    435 E. Glenn Street

  • Amphi Parent Information Meeting
      • Keeling, 5:00-6:30 pm
      • Walker (3-5), 6:00-7:30 pm
      • Coronado (6-8), 6:00-8:00 pm
      • AHS, 6:00-8:00 pm

 

September


Tuesday, September 1

  • Parent Meetings, 6:00-8:00 pm
    435 E. Glenn Street
      • Johnson O'Malley, 6:00 pm
      • Title VII, 7:00 pm (Election Mtg)


Monday, September 7

  • Labor Day
    No school. NAEP office closed.



Saturday, September 26

  • Native Youth W.A.R.R.I.O.R.
    Showcase
    9 am-12:30 pm
    University of Arizona
    College of Education
    1430 E. Second Street
    Tucson, Arizona