Planning Team Member
Lula was born at Toadlena, NM. She grew up splitting her time between boarding schools and Shiprock. She graduated from high school in 1967 from Riverside Indian School in Anadarko, OK. She went on to attend Bacone College in Muskogee, OK, San Juan College in Farmington, NM, UNM Albuquerque, and Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA. Lula earned her BS, MA, and Ed.D all in education. Lula has a K-12 New Mexico teaching certification as well as a K-12 certification in Modern Classical Native Language and Bilingual Education. She has her TESOL endorsement as well as an endorsement to teach Navajo Language. Now teaching Navajo Language and Culture at Farmington High School, Lula enters her fourth decade of work with Navajo students. Lula has raised three children: Nathaniel, Shawn, and Marcia, and has six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. After a lifetime in education, Lula still has a dream: to teach young Navajos to become Navajo language and culture teachers, and to witness Dream Dine’ Charter School become a place of hope, health and strength!