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Native Literature Team

Diane Willie--6th/7th Grade Native Literature 

Morgan Barraza--7th/8th Grade Native Literature

MorganMorgan Barraza grew up on the Salt River Pima Reservation in Arizona and is also Laguna Pueblo, Apache and Thai. She graduated from Columbia University(B.A) and Harvard University(M.Ed). However, her greatest education has come from her grandparents, ceremonies, adversity, and the diversity of young people and communities she has had the privilege of teaching and learning from. She currently teaches 7th/8th grade Native Lit at NACA. She teaches for justice and seeks to support her students in "reading the world," reclaiming their ancestral knowledge, and discovering their passions and unlimited potential. Similar to her students, she is currently learning her own indigenous languages: O'odham and Keres. Outside of NACA, she loves spending time with her husband and Akita rescue. 

 

Endonis Casuse--Tier III Native Literature 

MCasusey name is Endonis Casuse and I am the Tier 3 Reading teacher for 6th-8th grades.  I am from the Navajo Nation and White Earth Ojibwae Tribes.  I graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor's Degree in Technology and Training and a Master's Degree in Organization, Information and Learning Sciences.  I like to spend time with my family, listen to music and enjoy outdoor activities.