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Project Coordinator

Physical Address:
Education Building
Room 203
921 Campus Drive MS 3080
Moscow, ID 83844-3080

Mailing Address:

University of Idaho
IKEEP-College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3080
Moscow, ID 83844-3080

Phone: 208-885-0175

Fax: 208-885-7607

Email: ikeep@uidaho.edu

Co-Principal Investigator

Phone: 208-885-0178

Email: vstevens@uidaho.edu

Co-Principal Investigator

Phone: 208-885-2468

Email: yobiz@uidaho.edu

Meet Our IKEEP Scholars


Cohort 2


Justin Abbott

I am an enrolled member of (content) Tribe.

Major: (example: Elementary Education with an English as a New Language and Literacy emphasis)

Year in School: (example: Junior)

I want to become a teacher because I want to (content).

Justin Abbott
Justin Abbott

Jennifer Arthur

I am an enrolled member of (content) Tribe.

Major: (example: Elementary Education with an English as a New Language and Literacy emphasis)

Year in School: (example: Junior)

I want to become a teacher because I want to (content).

Jennifer Arthur
Jennifer Arthur

Joshua Arthur Sr.

I am an enrolled member of (content) Tribe.

Major: (example: Elementary Education with an English as a New Language and Literacy emphasis)

Year in School: (example: Junior)

I want to become a teacher because I want to (content).

Joshua Arthur Sr.
Joshua Arthur Sr.

Teminah Greene

I am an enrolled member of (content) Tribe.

Major: (example: Elementary Education with an English as a New Language and Literacy emphasis) 

My name is Lapit Teminah which translates to “two hearts” in my traditional Nimiipuu language. I am a direct descendant of chief twisted hair who befriended the Lewis and Clark expedition. I am a father, friend, and mentor. I enjoy hunting, fishing, traveling, and most of all powwows.

I wish to become a teacher to help the youth succeed to their full potential in my community.

Teminah Greene
Teminah Greene

Toneekia Hernandez

I am an enrolled member of the Shoshone Paiute Tribes of Duck Valley .

Major: (example: Elementary Education with an English as a New Language and Literacy emphasis)

Year in School: (example: Junior)

I want to become a teacher because I want to (content).

Toneekia Hernandez
Toneekia Hernandez

Calleigh LaFountaine

I am an enrolled member of the Colville Tribes.

Major: Masters of Education Plus Teaching Certification, with endorsements in Psychology & Sociology/Anthropology. 

I am from Coulee Dam, WA. I am studying to get my master’s degree in Education to become a secondary education teacher. I am becoming a teacher because education is the foundation of success and a lifelong learning process.

Education should not be limited to classroom dictation and expectations. As an educator, I want to make a difference in education. Every child should have the opportunity to get the best education available no matter their economic status or race. By receiving a firm education, we pave the road toward future growth and development.

Calleigh LaFountaine
Calleigh LaFountaine

Cohort 1


Christina Calkins

I am an enrolled member of the Colville Tribes.

I want to become a teacher because I want to help make a difference in the lives of as many children as I can. I believe all children should have the opportunity to receive the best education possible. I want to encourage and inspire students to reach their full potential and succeed in life.

Christina Calkins
Christina Calkins

Nicholas Eldredge

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe

I want to be a teacher because it is a profession where you can truly enjoy every day helping young people learn and grow, and you are in a position to inspire someone to change the world for the better.

Nicholas Eldredge
Nicholas Eldredge

Jessica Matsaw

Member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes from Fort Hall, Idaho.

I am a mother, wife, daughter, big sister and nontraditional student at the University of Idaho. I want to become a teacher because within my tribal community, as well as many others, it is needed. I have gone into my academic journey in higher education with the upbringing of what can I bring back to my community. As a teacher, I want to implement traditional practices and perspectives into the classroom, working with students holistically, developing culturally relevant curriculum, and celebrating indigenous knowledge. I want to develop the skill set to interweave tribal oral tradition, storytelling, language, traditional artistry, and other traditional practices into a heavily westernized education system, having my classrooms reflect the students and communities I will serve. I want to participate in change within the academic institution so that Native American students will not feel the need to compromise any part of themselves in order to be successful in education.

Jessica Matsaw
Jessica Matsaw

Sienna Reuben

Member of the Nez Perce from Lapwai, Idaho.

It is important for me to develop this experience of being a teacher so that I can create and or help be a part of that change in western education to strengthen our future generations. My future goal is to return to my community and be a part of the Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee (NPTEC) and assure a better education that effectively accommodates to both western and indigenous knowledge systems.

Sienna Reuben
Sienna Reuban

JayLynn Rogers

I am an Inupiaq Eskimo.

I am from Palmer Alaska and my major is secondary education with in emphasis in math. I want to become an educator because I want to make connections like my previous teachers did with me. The time and dedication they put into me pushed my decision to go to college and further my education. They were able to see my potential and what I was capable of and helped me become the person I am today. As a future educator, I want to provide the same type of space for children and their families to grow in a positive environment. I can’t wait to do the same thing with my future students.

JayLynn Rogers
JayLynn Rogers

Lucas Thomas 

Member of the Shoshone-Paiute tribe.

The reason I want to be a teacher is because I want to be able to make an impact on my native community through sports and physical education. My past coaches/teachers have inspired me to do what they do. They have had a positive influence on the community. I want to do the same by spreading the importance of education, culture/tradition, and physical education from native youth to elders.

Lucas Thomas
Lucas Thomas

Camille Irene Wynecoop

Member of the Spokane Tribe

Major: M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction

I am the daughter of Benjamin Arthur Sr. and the late Constance Denice (Lowley) Arthur. And a granddaughter to the late Joshua and Hazel (Hayes) Arthur and Raymond and Irene “Marie” (Seltice) Lowley. I am a mother of five beautiful children (Rozalyn and Joshua Sanchez & Deviney, Sophia and David Wynecoop) four awesome step children (Marlo & Michelle Tonasket and David Wade and Valene Wynecoop) and grandmother to 15 beautiful and loving grandchildren, also a wife to my Loving husband David Clair Wynecoop Jr.

I graduated from Lapwai in 1986 and went off to pursue a certificate in Travel and Tourism in Minneapolis, MN and graduated in 1987. I would later would attend school at the University of Idaho obtaining my Bachelors of Science in the newest degree called the Blended Certification in a Prenatal to Grade 3 (Education), graduating in 2005. I would put my degree to use with a job as an infant teacher for the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) until I was moved within department to oversee another program called “The Wrap Around Program” I would remain in that position for 5 years. There after holding many hats from 2009-to present from being a director of a before and after school program, PM kindergarten, summer program, infant program and a full day preschool for a private institute; Parent Educator; Substitute Teacher for K-12; Domestic Advocate.

Finally, I enrolled into the IKEEP program to pursue my Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Idaho where I am still a student. I also am a Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholar.

Camille Wynecoop
Camille Wynecoop

Contacts

Project Coordinator

Physical Address:
Education Building
Room 203
921 Campus Drive MS 3080
Moscow, ID 83844-3080

Mailing Address:

University of Idaho
IKEEP-College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3080
Moscow, ID 83844-3080

Phone: 208-885-0175

Fax: 208-885-7607

Email: ikeep@uidaho.edu

Co-Principal Investigator

Phone: 208-885-0178

Email: vstevens@uidaho.edu

Co-Principal Investigator

Phone: 208-885-2468

Email: yobiz@uidaho.edu