Yup’ik educator appointed to National Advisory Council on Indian Education

Aug 28, 2015

Doreen Brown of Anchroage will help advise Secretary of Education and Congress on Alaska Native and American Indian education.

Doreen Brown. (Photo courtesy Anchorage School District)

KTOO: An Alaska educator has been appointed to the National Advisory Council on Indian Education, the White House announced Wednesday.

Doreen Brown of Anchorage will serve on the council, which was established under the Indian Education Act of 1972. The council is tasked with advising the Secretary of Education and Congress on the administration and funding of Alaska Native and American Indian education programs.

Brown is the executive director of the Title VII Indian Education program at the Anchorage School District. She began her teaching career in Aniak in 1989. She went on to teach in Anchorage classrooms and eventually transitioned into the Indian Education program.

Alaska has the third lowest graduation rate in the country for Alaska Native and American Indian students — about 51 percent in the 2010-11 school year.