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How to Support Early-Career Teachers: Advice From Native Educators

By Kaylee Domzalski — December 14, 2023 5:39
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Two years ago, Stephanie Wright and Tyler Sumpter were part of the next generation of Native teachers. Graduates of the University of Oregon’s Sapsik’ʷałá master’s program, they respectively began their careers as educators at schools in Washington and Oregon.

Today, neither remains in the classroom full-time. Here, they discuss their experiences, and offer advice to school and district leaders on ways to support early-career educators in a position similar to theirs.

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Tyler Sumpter graduated from the Sapsik’ʷałá master’s program at the University of Oregon in the spring of 2021, and began her teaching career at Quileute Tribal School in La Push, Wash., this fall.
Tyler Sumpter graduated from the Sapsik’ʷałá master’s program at the University of Oregon in the spring of 2021, and began her teaching career at Quileute Tribal School in La Push, Wash., this fall.
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Kaylee Domzalski is a video producer for Education Week, telling meaningful stories that impact the field.

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