The purpose of the Native American Education Program is to meet the unique cultural, language, and educational needs of American Indian, Alaskan Native students; and ensure that all students meet the challenging State academic standards.

Goals and Objectives

∙ Increase academic success and achievement

∙ Increase academic and educational opportunities

∙ Encourage parent participation (Join our Parent Committee)

∙ Improve the graduation rate of American Indian students

∙ Increase communication between home and school

∙ Improve daily attendance

∙ Reduce the dropout rate among American Indian students

∙ Empowering families for appropriate self-advocacy

∙ Increase college matriculation

∙ Connect families to tribal, county, district, community resources

∙ Utilization of academic and cultural resources


Foothill Parents: For general information and updates please join us on the Remind App. @8ke3k42

The Parent Advisory Committee is composed of parents or guardians of American Indian students, school district representatives and secondary American Indian students. The parent committee meets to review the program and help monitor, advise, and consult with the district about the Native American Program.

Title VI Parent Committee Members

Erika Loretz

Jackie Badoni
Vice Chairperson

Julia Sellers

Clarissa Johnson
Member at Large

Eric Mills
Student Representative

JOM Committee Members

Courtney Terry

Ben Garcia
Vice Chairperson

Misty Ortega



Title VI American Indian Advisory Bylaws
JOM Bylaws

Native Parent Committee Meetings 2020-2022

Past and Upcoming Committee Meeting Dates

Monday, September 28, 2020 at 5:30 PM via Zoom

Monday, November 30, 2020 at 5:30 PM via Zoom

Monday, March 1, 2021 at 5:30 PM via Zoom

Monday, April 26, 2021 at 5:30 PM in the SJSHS Library

Monday, September 20, 2021 at 5:30 PM in the SJSHS Library

Monday, November 15, 2021 at 5:30 PM in the SJSHS Library

Monday, February 7, 2022 at 5:30 PM in the SJSHS Library

Monday, April 4, 2022 at 5:30 PM in the SJSHS Library


September 28, 2021
Agenda – Minutes

November 30, 2021
Agenda – Minutes

March 1, 2021
Agenda – Minutes

April 26, 2021
AgendaTitle VI MinutesJOM Minutes

September 20, 2021

AgendaTitle VI MinutesJOM Minutes

November 15, 2021

Agenda – Title VI Minutes – JOM Minutes

Latest News



Gina Riley

Native American Program Mentor

SUSD/Sierra Junior Senior High School
33326 Lodge Rd.
Tollhouse, CA 93667

Phone: 559.855.8311 ext. 231

Jamie Smith

Native American Program Advocate

Foothill Elementary
29147 Auberry Rd.
Prather, CA 93651

Phone: 559.855.8311 ext. 216