Will Clifford, Mary Jealous of Him, Faith Richards, Lola Wilcox-Sharp, Justin Poor Bear
Lester, Roger, Justin, Buck, Buzz, Tony, Brent, Twila, Cole, and Wade
John Richards, Shawna Evans, Cassandra Sharp, Alyssa Brave Bird
Alicia Little Hawk
Marlene Brave Bird, Sarah Means, Kathy Warriner, George Respects Nothing
Hello, my name is Jerilyn Fast Wolf I am the kindergarten-1 teacher I am from Allen; I have 2 daughters. I hope this school year brings much Blessings and good health to all the students and parents.
Contact: email@example.com (605) - 455 - 1209
Hello, My name is Mrs. Roxanne and I teach Kindergarten at American Horse School.
This is my 7th year at AHS and I am
absolutely loving it. Just a little about myself; I have my Bachelors Degree in Early childhood and I live in Martin with my hubby of 19 years Will Clifford and our 4 children; Logan, Ember, Bryce and Chase. Some of my favorite things are watching Denver Broncos football, spending time with my kiddos, and traveling the country.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (605) - 455 - 1209
I am Shelby DuBray, the Achieve 3000 6th - 8th grade Teacher. I have worked at American Horse School for 7 years. I started working here in August of 2015. I started in middle school and worked in 2nd grade and have been back and forth over the years and am excited to be back in middle school.
I am originally from Gordon, Nebraska. My family is from here in Allen and Martin, SD. I grew up in between these places. I have 4 children, Samuel will be 13 this year, Violet is 10 years old. Tillie will be 9 and Lolynn is 2.
I am very excited about the upcoming school year. I really enjoy middle school and it's going to be a good year for us!
Mabuhay, everyone! I am Miss Maria, delighted to be part of the AHS family since 2017. As a Filipino, I am always excited to share our culture with my fellow workers and students. Learning and working with a community that highly values culture, family, and education have made me more passionate about this profession.
Teaching second graders is a lot of fun, but because of COVID, we were held back with many things for the past school year and a half. However, despite the drastic changes that this pandemic has impacted our routines and lifestyles, the American Horse School Faculty and Staff will still give their utmost effort and dedication in providing quality education to all students. We are also looking forward to building more healthy relationships with the parents and guardians in this new chapter. We know most of you are excited to be back in school, and we really can’t wait to see you! Let’s help and learn together as we unlock new skills in learning with this hybrid classroom setup. Feel free to reach me through my school email: email@example.com and school number: 455-1209 ext 1041
Best of luck to all of us! ❤️
Hi! My name is Lauren Iozzio and I will be the 3rd - 5th Grade Science Teacher for the 2022 - 2023 school year! I am so excited and honored to teach your child this year and cannot wait to meet you!
I was born and raised in Houston, Texas and I graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology and Sociology in 2018. I taught 2nd grade at American Horse School for 2 years and then moved on to teach upper elementary reading and middle school math last year. I also recently completed my Master’s Degree in Science in Social Justice and Criminology and am beginning my 5th year teaching. I love education and can’t wait to get back into teaching this school year.
I am so excited to engage students in some fun and creative science projects and can’t wait to have an awesome school year. I want to offer any support for you and your child. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, comments, or concerns!
Hi everyone, I am Miss Jasmine Faye S. Zapanta. I am a Special Education teacher and this year I will be handling gifted and talented students. This is my second year of teaching at American Horse School. I am very excited for this upcoming school year. Feel free to email me if you have any concerns or questions: firstname.lastname@example.org. See you!
Hello! My name is Jessi Bean and I am the homeroom teacher for the 3rd grade tȟáȟča (deer). I will also be teaching social studies and Lakota culture this year for 3rd - 5th grade. This is my fourth year teaching at American Horse. I previously worked for the Vermillion School District as their Title VI Teacher.
I grew up in rural Illinois and moved to South Dakota in 2016. I graduated from the University of South Dakota where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Native American Studies and my Bachelor of Science in Social Work. This year, I graduated with my Master’s in Education from Sinte Gleska University.
This year we will be learning lots of interesting things and I have a lot of cultural projects and activities planned. It will be a great year! I am very excited for the new year and look forward to learning and growing together!
If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me. I hope to be a partner in our wakȟáŋheža’s education. I can be contacted through email: email@example.com or you can call the school at: 605-455-1209.
Betty A. (Wounded Head) Robertson, Ema’c’iyapi. Mother of six children, one deceased, seventeen -- 17 grandchildren and four--4 great-grandchildren. I graduated from Black Hills State College, Spearfish, SD with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Teaching and a Master’ Education Degree in Administration, Brookings, SD. I have been in education since 1978. I have been with the Lakota Language Department at American Horse School, Allen, SD since 2014-Present. It’s going to be another Challenging School year for all of us. I encourage all of our parents, community members, and students to work closely with each other and we will have a Successful 2022-2023 School year. I can be reached at 605-455-1209.
Wopila (Thank - you).
Teacher: I am Thomiscena Fast Wolf aka TR, the para for the middle school homeroom Eagles/Math. I have been working with students at American Horse for the past 14 years. I also have been the volleyball coach for the last 5 years. I was born and raised here in Allen, I have one niece that lives with me and 2 dogs whose names are Jasper Wayne, who is a corgi-blue heeler, and Buster Brown, who is a Weiner dog-red heeler. I graduated with an Associate of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from OLC and plan to finish and earn my Bachelors of Art in Education.
I am very excited for the students to come back into the classroom and more excited we are going to try and have sports. I know we are going to have hybrid classes so we will have 2 days in school learning and 3 days of online learning. With the help from home, I know we are going to do just fine!!
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 455-1209 ext 1010
Student: We already started school in person and we got to meet groups A and B. In the next couple of days, we will start our classes along with our online groups. We have passed out all the information paper which included: schedules, usernames, and passwords, backpacks, list of rules that need to be signed and returned and chrome books along with computer agreements,
Parent/Guardian(s) Parents please check your school email if you forgot to look in your students information folder. They have your email address on the top of the page but if you need more information please call the school 455-1209. Also please remember to be checking the school website and the school Facebook page for any new information and updates on things that will be happening.
Hello! I'm Ms. Gabby Curran, and I will be the 3rd–5th grade reading/writing teacher this year, as well as the 4th-grade homeroom teacher. I am from Spanish Harlem, New York City, and I obtained my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in English from Fordham University in the Bronx, New York. In my free time, I enjoy reading, writing, playing video/board/card games, listening to music, watching TV/movies, and spending time in nature. This is my second year at American Horse School, and I'm thrilled to be back! I taught middle school reading last year, but I'm excited to be working with a whole new group of students.
Students: I am so excited to meet you after what has been, I hope, a fun and relaxing summer! As your teacher, my job is to help you learn and guide you to wherever it is you want to go. If you need my help with anything, please always feel free to reach out to me, whether it be at school or through email.
Parents and guardians: if you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to me or the school! It is as important for me to know you as it is for me to know your student, and you know your student better than anyone else. My email is email@example.com, and the school's phone number is (605) 455-1209.
A Note to Parents: Please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email if you have any questions! You can get your school email address from the school by calling 455-1209 if you don’t have one already. Please also remember to check the school’s website and the American Horse School Facebook page for any updates.
Teacher: Hello there! Hope all is fine! Let me introduce myself, I am Mrs. Mary Kaye M. Bentain, the 7th Grade Eagles homeroom teacher and the Middle School Math teacher this school year, 2021-2022. I am from Cebu, Philippines, and I have been teaching in my country for nine good years. I graduated at our local college, the Talisay City College and got a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. I got my Master’s Degree in another University in the Philippines.
I am married and was blessed with a one-year old baby girl. We call her Kassie. I am hoping that I can be with my family soon as I ventured here in South Dakota.
This year is a challenge for me as I endeavor this new experience. I will work hard and we’ll be working hand in hand in this journey of learning. You will be learning from me as I am also going to learn from you.
Parents: It’s a pleasure to have your child in our class. Communication is an integral part of our education nowadays especially with the situation we are in right now. Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions, or anything important to relay to me.I will be working with Tamika Cottier and Thomiscena Fast Wolf as our paraprofessionals this year. You can also contact them if you have queries. Or you can also contact the school with this line 455-1209.
I am so excited to see you all and I know that you are ready to get back in the classroom so you can LEARN despite the situation of our world today. This is my second year in American Horse School and to teach Science for 5th to 8th grades.
I have been in the teaching field for almost 19 years now, from 2001 – 2015 I have handled Grade 8 Science in the Philippines and in 2015 I went to Saudi Arabia to teach second grade students in an international school. I was born in Manila, Philippines. I graduated from Philippine Normal University, the Center for Teacher Excellence with a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education major in Biology.
To my dear students, I am thrilled and a bit nervous because of the new norms and classroom set up, however I will make sure that no one will be left behind. We will become tech savvy because we will be using chrome books for our lessons and activities in science. I am very much willing to help each of you, we will have fun the whole year that we will be together.
To our dear parents, I will be very glad to meet you one day. For now, we will be using our emails as means of communication, and this is my email address – email@example.com so we can talk about the progress of our kids. You may also reach me through the school’s contact number 6054551209. I just want to ask for your cooperation and work hand in hand for the success of our children in learning.
"Let respect be the language in our classroom, and let excellence be our torch in this journey."
Dear students, It is with joy and pleasure that I am welcoming everyone in this School Year 2021-2022! For almost two years now, the world has been exponentially affected by the pandemic caused by the destructive virus, but with our aspiration to provide continuous and quality education, there is no any kind of hurdle that can surmount our quest for excellence. For this year, we are accommodating the Hybrid setup of learning where students will both experience coming to school and staying at home while learning. True enough, this can post a different kind of challenge for all of us but what matters is, you keep your heads on the game by keeping in mind the class schedule, submitting the requirements, and fulfilling the entrusted responsibilities. This is a new school year, a new beginning, and -new hope. May this year be one of the best ones and may it prepare you for the tougher battles that are in store for you outside its walls. For now, I am wishing you the best and sweetest good luck, my dear students! See you around and may the best opportunities knock on our doors!
Hello, my name is Tammy Marrs. I will be in the SPED department this year, and this is my 10th year here at American Horse School. Before that, I was at Bennett County Jr HIgh and High School for 15 years as a SPED Para.
I was born and raised in Gordon, NE. I married my husband Mike in 1995, and we have 4 children. Brady 30, Cheyenne 29, Shelby 24 and Shawn 22. We also have 6 grandchildren.
I am very excited for this school year, and to see all the smiling faces again.
Hello, I am Ms. Shelby Marrs, I will be in the Hawks homeroom. I will also be assisting Ms. Gabby with reading. This is my first year teaching at American Horse.
I am originally from Martin, South Dakota. I attended Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota where I took classes for Elementary Education. I am very excited for this school year and anxious to see all of the smiling faces. If there are any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch!
Miss. Tina (Tina Sigman)
I was raised in Martin SD, and my family now resides in Lacreek District. My boyfriend Gene Standing Bear Jr. and I have been together for 20 years. We have four children together, Deandre-17, Dawson-14, Dreyton-10 and Shoni-8. We stay busy with work, and following the kids through their sports and academic activities.
I spent my first year as a Paraprofessional at BCHS, within the ISS program and the Jr. High Volleyball Coach.
The 2021-2022 School year is bringing in my 5th year as a Paraprofessional for American Horse School. This year I am assisting Miss. Jasmine in the Wolves, 4th Grade classroom.
If you’re always trying to be normal
you will never know how
amazing you can be - Maya Angelou
Hello. My name is Jennifer Nelson (Haight). I currently work in Kindergarten with Ms. Roxanne. I work as a paraprofessional.
I am a lifelong member of Pass Creek District in Allen, SD. I attended American Horse School from kindergarten through 8th grade and graduated here, then onto high school at Bennett County High School, and college at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, ND.
I raise my 12-year-old granddaughter who is also a student at American Horse School. My parents are the late Narcis and Maryann (Cottier-Black Bear) Nelson. I have 11 siblings with 7 living and numerous nieces/nephews and now takojas. Most who have attended and/or attending American Horse School.
I am grateful for the opportunity to work at American Horse School. We have a great education system for your children.
As I stated, I did attend American Horse School and graduate here, and am proud I am a Chief.
We did online for a school year to keep your children safe. The school follows precautions to keep the students even safer now that they are back.
It will be an honor to work with students once again and I am looking forward to working with them on-site.
Hi! My name is Tamika Cottier, I’m the para for the middle school homeroom/math. This is my first year working at American Horse. I live in Martin with my 8-month-old son.
I’m excited for the kids that they get to return back to school and am looking forward to meeting them.
Anpetu Waste! I am Lolita Attack Him. I am a fluent Lakota speaker and proud to be a full-blooded Lakota Sicangu. I grew up back and forth from Porcupine to Rosebud with my traditional powwow family. We traveled all over the powwow trail. I have two older (twin) sisters, two younger sisters, and two brothers. Mahasani, Steve DuBray Sr., and I will be celebrating our 42 year anniversary this year. We have four sons Adam, Aaron, Steve Jr., and Keya. We have twelve (12) takojas with the oldest takoja Neveah Rose living with us.
We were blessed with 42 Hunka children. I've been working here at American Horse since August 1989. I started here as a speech and language assistant, then throughout the years since then, I have done different jobs. I taught Kindergarten for a year and those students I taught graduated high school this past May. I taught Lakota language and culture for several years and eventually went back into classrooms as a Para Pro. This year I am SPED Para for the immediate classes. I have been sponsor for Handgame team and Dance Club for sometime, and coached Lakota Language bowl teams. I went to Holy Rosary boarding school and graduated. I have a South Dakota teaching certificate for Lakota Language and Culture K-12, and AA Degrees in Lakota Studies and Elementary Education. Both my parents John and Cordelia Attack Him were big advocates in preserving the Lakota Language and culture. They were both instructors for Oglala Lakota College. They are my heros.I am an adjunct in
Hello, my name is Tamera Fast Wolf. I’ll be working in 2 nd grade Sparrows this year with Miss Maria. This is my 9 th year here at American Horse School. I am born and raised here in Allen, I have 4 children who also attend at American Horse School. Tiffany-6th grade, Tariah-3rd grade, Talon-2nd grade, and Dominick is in FACE. Im very excited to be back on the classroom and working with our students. Tamera Fast Wolf
455-1209 ext 1041
Hello! My name is Mariah Provencial, I am a mom to three handsome boys, Obie is in first grade here at American Horse, Lyric who will be in K1, and Asay who will be in the FACE program. I am half Dine and half Oglala/Rosebud Lakota. I was born and raised in Tuba City, Arizona. I have lived here in Allen for ten years and I am currently going to school for K8 education here at Oglala Lakota College. I am the Kindergarten-1 paraprofessional, I work with Miss Jerilyn, & I have been working with her for five years now. I am super happy to begin the school year, new beginnings are always exciting! I can not wait to meet all the new incoming kiddos, I know we will have a great and fun school year. I am also super excited to be able to implement more Lakota language and music into our classroom. I think that is super crucial for language revitalization and self identity.