Staff

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 tean member at Nawayee.

Jessica Nadeau is our Development Director and has over a decade of grant writing and fund development experience with small nonprofits in the Twin Cities metro area. 

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.

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