SHI releases three children’s books
SHI releases three children’s books

Sealaska Heritage Institute(SHI) has released the first three of eighteen culturally-based children’s books that reflect the Native worldview. The books...

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We believe that when teachers leverage and utilize culturally responsive teaching practices, then students will be authentically connected, motivated, and engaged in their learning process.

The Changing Face of Students in America – Generation Z (Born 1995 – 2012)

Generation Z is the most diverse generation in American history.  For example, in the Anchorage, Alaska, School District, minority students comprise more than 50 percent of the student population (ASD October, 2013). White 45%, Mixed Race/Other 14%, Hispanic 11%, Asian 11%, Alaska Native or American Indian 9%, Black 6%, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 5%.  (Values rounded to the nearest percent.)

White 45%
Non-White 55%

Our Team

Gerry Briscoe

Gerry Briscoe

Program Manager
Gerry directs Project CREATE and PASSAGES, which are both funded by an ANEP grant to develop and use cultural indicators for Alaska Teacher Evaluation. 
Marianne Shealy Dobbs

Marianne Shealy Dobbs

Education Specialist
Marianne works as an educational specialist for Project CREATE and PASSAGES, Alaska Native Education Program grants to develop cultural indicators for the AK Cultural Standards for Educators for teacher evaluation.
Martha Gould-Lehe

Martha Gould-Lehe

Education/Cultural Specialist
As staff to SERRC's Project CREATE and PASSAGES, Martha developed cultural indicators for the Alaska Cultural Standards.
Linda Missler

Linda Missler

Administrative Assistant
Linda is the Administrative Assistant for SERRC’s office in Anchorage. She has a background in customer service, business operations and marketing.

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