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Blackwater Community School hosts "Family Literacy Nights" frequently (once a month) to enhance not oly the Parental Involvement but also we are relentlessly pursuing to help increase the Literacy among our community, we serve. We have been getting very positive response from the parents and guardians for which we are very grateful and appreciative. Our next "Family Literacy" event is scheduled on September 7th, 2017 from 5:30pm till 7:00pm for NYCP Grant based preschool. We also distribute Reading books free of cost for children during these events.
Mr. Pino has been serving on the Board well over a decade and brings lot of wisdom and experience to the table. Mr. Pino represents GRIC District One (Blackwater District). It is my pleasure to oversee a school which is student-focused with a dedicated and committed employees. We try our very best to provide a well-balanced curricula and other activities for the development of a "all-rounded" anda "whole-child". Mr. Pino being retired from the Law Enforcement department, brings a different perspective to the discussions. Mr. Pino is fluent speaker of his native language and is well versed in the Gila River culture and traditions. Mr. Pino's few favorites are long walks, cooking and helping friends. (Jan. 1st 2017 thru Dec. 31st, 2019) D1
Ms. Anne Garcia represents GRIC District Two (Hashan Kehk) and has been serving on the Blackwater/Akimel O'Otham Charter School Board since 2015. Ms. Garcia is a retired educator herself and has worked with Tribal Early Childhood Education department for a number of years. She brings lot of ideas and wisdom in the area of Special Education when it comes to meeting needs of all studnets including children with special needs. She is very strong supporter of teaching Native language and Culture to all younger generation this school serves. Her favorite saying, "It is okay to make mistakes when children are learning their Language and Culture". (Jan. 1st, 2016 thru Dec. 31st, 2018) D2
It is a privilege and honor to work with such a committed and dedicated team of fellow Board members. I believe strongly that a well-balanced approach in academics and our traditional values and culture will help our children to get the best of both worlds. Ms. Acuna has worked extensively on the publication side of the Tribal Newspaper. Ms. Acuna has been serving on the Board for over a decade and always brings great and unique ideas to the discussion. Ms. Acuna is a fluent speaker of her native language "O'Otham" and well grounded in the O'Otham Culture and traditions of Gila River Indian Community. Her great suggestions and practical ideas always are appreciated. (Jan. 1st, 2015 thru Dec. 1st, 2017) D1
Board member Jeanne Gomez represents GRIC District Two (Hashan Kehk) which is located just north of our school. Ms. Gomez joined the Blackwater School Board back in 2016. She has worked with the various Tribal departments for a number of years and is now enjoying her retirement. She is very active in the community and always brings a unique perspective during the discussions at the Board meetings. We are very fortunate to have Ms. Gomez on the Blackwater Community School/Akimel O'Otham Pee Posh Charter School Board of Trustees Team. (Jan. 1st thru Dec. 31st, 2019) D2
Ms. Joyce McAfee joined the Blackwater School Board Trustees team back in 2016 and represents GRIC District One (Blackwater District). Ms. McAfee is a very active in the community and has been serving the community members in various capacities under different departments and committees of Blackwater District. Ms. McAfee strongly believes in teaching the language and culture to our young students to ensure the future generations of this Community continue to promote and preserve the rich and glorius heritage. (January 1st, 2016 thru December 31st, 2018) D1
This position is still vacant. Blackwater Community School is looking for a suitable candidate for Board Clerk's position. For more information about this job opening , please contact the School Office at (520)215-5859 and ask for the HR Department Manager Ms. Peggy Huff. Application and a letter of Interest is required for all candidates wishing to apply for this position. Other requirements such as Finger Print Clearnace card, federal background check may also be required. This is not a full-time position. There is a compensation in the form of stipend for each board meeting .
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