Arizona Indian Education Association


The mission of the Arizona Indian Education Association is to develop educational strategies and activities consistent with Arizona’s academic standards and to provide research and resources to Arizona schools for their American Indian students to achieve academic excellence through culturally responsive education.


  • To provide channels of communication among Indian education programs including prekindergarten through higher education . . .
  • To ensure the delivery of effective education services by Indian education agencies through collaboration with other federal, state, and tribal programs . . .
  • To serve as a network for information regarding, among other things, parent and youth conferences, curriculum and instructional activities, new Indian education programs . . .
  • To provide professional development activities and/or training.
AIEA Membership Application
2021-22 AIEA Membership Application
AIEA 2021-2022 Calendar
2021-2022 Meeting Calendar

Executive Officers

Kimberly Daingkau-Begay
Native American Education Coordinator
Amphitheater Public Schools
(520) 696-4088

Esther Nystrom
Program Specialist
Native American Education Program
Mesa Public Schools
(480) 472-0577

Travis L. Lane
Assistant Director
Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc.
(602) 258-4822

Jerri Thomas
Recreation Coordinator
SRPMIC-Community Recreational Services
(480) 252-4314

Lynnann Yazzie
Native American Education Program Specialist
Phoenix Union High School District
(602) 764-1350

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