Office of Indian Education

9/3/2019 Newsletter


On behalf of the Staff at the Office of Indian Education, we welcome our students back to school! We are excited to see what the new school year will bring! We understand that it is a busy time, please contact us if we can help make this a smooth process.



The Indian Education Open House was held August 9th this year. It was another successful event thanks to District and Area agencies like Child Nutrition and Delta Dental. A special thanks to Sharla West at the Office of Indian Education who made it all possible. We helped over 130 families and gave more than 250 vouchers to students during our Open House. Don't worry, if you were unable to attend you can stop in between the hours of 8:00-3:30 pm at the IPC or call and we can schedule a time to visit.

Thanks to all the Social Workers and NAC staff who were here to help!

NAC & LL Staff

Please join the Office of Indian education in welcoming our Native American Connections and Lakota Language staff back for another year!

We would also like to welcome out new Senior Coordinator, Patti Lake-Torbert. Patti served as a counselor at Washington High School in the Sioux Falls School District for the past 18 years and has a total of 29 years experience.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns:

Sioux Falls School District IPC 201 E 38th SFSD / (605)367-4282

New Staff

Landon Lupi, the new Native American Connections Teacher, who joins Amanda Zephier at George McGovern, is our newest addition to our team. Landon joined us from Tiospa Zina in Sisseton and has taught for 4 years. Landon will also help coach football at GMMS.

Welcome to Sioux Falls Landon!


Please contact our office if you are interested in learning more about the Parent Advisory Committee. Parent involvement is an important part to strengthening the Native American Community in Sioux Falls.

Our next meeting will be held September 17th at 5:30 at IPC 201 E 38th St.

Email us for more information.