Fluent Anishinaabemowin Teacher for Sutton’s Bay Schools in Leelanau County

Wanted:  Fluent Anishinaabemowin Teacher for Suttons Bay Public Schools and the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.  Teacher will be employed half time by Suttons Bay public Schools to instruct a Level 1 class at the high school level, a beginning class at the middle school level, as well as some foundation language experiences at the elementary level.

The ideal candidate will help develop the high school curriculum, which will grow in the following year into a two-year course sequence. The applicant must be a first speaker of the Odawa or Ojibwe dialects of Anishinaabemowin.  The applicant must write in the double vowel system and speak the dialect of Manitoulin Island or the North Shore of Ontario.  The applicant should have training in the Total Physical Response methodology of teaching the language, and should have a minimum of three years experience teaching Anishinaabemowin.  The teacher must know the cultural aspects of the language and the worldview inherent in Anishinaabemowin.

Course work must meet the State of Michigan standards for a Language Other Than English.  Candidate must have, or be prepared to enroll in a course program to become a certified teacher under the State of Michigan and NCLB standards.

Applications should be sent with resume and transcripts to Michael Murray, Superintendent, Suttons Bay Public Schools, P.O. Box 367, Suttons Bay, MI 49682 or email Marie Rothgarber at rothgarberm@suttonsbay.k12.mi.us .  Deadline date of October 24, 2008. Phone number is (231) 271-8600 extension 401.

One thought on “Fluent Anishinaabemowin Teacher for Sutton’s Bay Schools in Leelanau County

  1. Hunter Genia July 2, 2009 / 8:51 am

    Great to see the effort by a public school and a Nation. Hope to see the language eventually in our Mt. Pleasant Public Schools as well, this information has been forwarded on to our Language Diretor and she is very receptive to the help. Migwech and good luck.


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