Indian Education Program

The Appleton Area School District's Title VI - Indian Education Program (IEP) is a culturally-responsive academic support program designed to address the unique educational needs of our American Indian students. Through a partnership with Fox Valley Technical College, the IEP Coordinator provides individualized, targeted academic, higher education and cultural support for our 4K-12 Native American students.

The IEP Coordinator also facilitates enrichment programs that reflect and embrace the cultural and tribal values of our Native American students, parents and families. Each IEP cultural event affords students with a holistic learning experience and first-hand opportunity to interact with and actively learn from American Indian resource people.

IEP Students learn about and come to understand cultural perspectives, philosophies and traditional teachings that will help them develop their unique characteristics and realize their full potential as American Indian students, community members and global citizens. The IEP Coordinator also serves as an educational resource for AASD and our local community about American Indian history, culture and tribal sovereignty.

As a public school district, AASD's collective and ever-constant mission is to provide each student with a positive and rich learning experience that goes well beyond the academic mechanics of high test scores. Reaching this goal requires educators to know our students as individuals, and we are committed to putting in the hard, often complicated work needed to build trusting and caring relationships with them. Without this foundation -- and the gift of our educators' passion for teaching -- student learning cannot occur.

Contact

Jessica Wisneski
Title VI - Indian Education Coordinator 
Appleton Area School District
(920) 997-1399 ext. 7438 
email


Dear Students and Families, 

I would like to introduce myself. My name is Jessica Wisneski and I am the new Native American Cultural Support Specialist. I am from the Oneida tribe, and I am of the Turtle Clan. I have two sons that attend Appleton East High School. I grew up in Appleton, and like many of you or your parents I also attended the Native American Program. 

I will be available throughout the day for you and your families to get a hold of me. I am here to help you succeed in school, learn more about your culture, and help you in any way that I can.

I would love to meet your families and learn more about what you are looking for and what you would like to have out of this program. 

Times that high school students will be able to stop by my office are as follows:

East HS Tuesdays 11:30 - 1 PM Room 1325 Phone (920) 832-4882
West HS Wednesdays 1:30 - 3 PM Room 149 Phone (920) 997-1399 Ext. 1748
North HS Thursdays 11:30 - 1 PM Room 1146 Phone (920) 832-5741

I will also be working with students at the elementary and middle schools. I will update you on more specific times when this information is available.

I am honored to be a part of this program, and look forward to meeting each and every one of you!

Yawʌ’kó:

Jessica Wisneski             
Native American Cultural Support Specialist
AASD/FVTC Diversity & Inclusion Liaison

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