Alexis Schulze

"Alex is starting her teaching career at Center School as the Mathematics teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. She grew up nearby in Lino Lakes, MN and received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics with an education specialization from South Dakota State University. In her free time, she... more

Angela Christian

Meet Angela our newest team member at Nawayee.

Picture of Joe Rice, Executive Director of Nawayee Center School

Joe Rice (Choctaw) assumed the Executive Director position at Nawayee Center School in July 2001. He taught high school Science and Social Studies in South Dakota for 17 years, first at Little Wound High School on the Pine Ridge reservation for nine years, followed by eight... more

Kate Bour

Kate has spent the last eight years teaching abroad in Spain and China. She is beginning her career in the United States as the language arts teacher at Center School for the 2020 – 2021 school year. She enjoys traveling, reading, and writing. Her poetry has been published internationally in... more

Mary Cullen grew up on the south side of Minneapolis where she still lives today. For the past twenty-four years she has taught, and continues to teach, at alternative schools in the Philips and Powderhorn communities. These schools all serve “at risk” youth. Over the years she has been involved... more

Michelle joined our staff this year after fifteen plus years as the MINNAqua person at MDE. She lives in IGH with her dog Wiley and loves being outdoors.

Nick is our student and family engagement specialist here at Nawayee. He has mainly worked as a musician for the past number of years, with a career that took him from Minnesota to Texas to New York. Throughout his travels, Nick has had the opportunity to work as a student outreach specialist as... more

Paula is a seasoned educator that has worked as an administrator and leader for the past three decades.  Paula has worked with various student populations across the state.  Some of Paula's include spending time with family, conversing with friends and learning about other cultures.  Paula is... more

Victor, known around here at Nawayee as Rocky, is an enrolled Sicangu Lakota from the community of Spring Creek on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. He brings many skills to Nawayee. He is a first language Lakota speaker, musician, artist, counselor and currently serves as the classroom... more