Alex 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 enjoys reading, doing sudoku puzzles, and listening to music.
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
Mardryka Adzick was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN and graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. After college, she returned to Minnesota to follow her passion for teaching and has a strong commitment to decolonizing the system of education, one school year at... more
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
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 liason for our Medicine Wheel Mental... more
Walt Johson was given the Lakota name of “Tawa Wakan Gli” which means “Lightning that Zig-Zags” at a Hunkapi Ceremony on 12-12-2019 at Nawayee Center School. Walt lives in North Minneapolis with his wife, Annie and their little dog, “Carina.” Walt enjoys many activities such as taking long... more