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Native American Program


Is your child in need of school supplies and/or clothing for the 2017-2018 school year?  If so, we're here to help.  

Please call (520) 568-5145 for more information.

Our Title VII Native American Education program utilizes funding from the Federal Government in order to provide services for eligible Native American students who are currently enrolled in MUSD. Eligible students are those who have a completed 506 form on file with the Native American Education Program office. If your child does not have a tribal enrollment number, parent or grandparent numbers are accepted. Enrollment information will only be used as documentation for grant purposes.  506 forms are available at your child's school and the NAEP office.


Maricopa Unified School District

Native American 

Parent Advisory Committee


“Tradition is our Past, Present, and Future”

Vera Brown Thunder  

Artemia Antone     Vice-Chairperson

       Michelle Nez          Angie Gamble 

Teri Ponticello   NAED Program Coordinator
Kristen Stutterheim Teacher Representative
Yvette Nez-Garcia  Parent Representative

      Elise Brown Thunder         Sarah Hymer Andrea Harker

Student Representatives


2017-18 NAPAC Meeting Dates

NA family meetings and events are held at Saddleback Elementary School - 18600 N Porter Rd. Maricopa, AZ 85138

Meeting Dates:

September 20, 2017 (Parent Meeting)

December 6, 2017 (Parent Meeting)

December 13, 2017 (Family Night)

February 21, 2018 (Officer's Meeting)

March 7, 2018 (Parent Meeting)

April 11, 2018 (Public Hearing)

May 2, 2018 (Officer's Meeting)

May 9, 2018 (Family Night)

MUSD’s goal is to encourage all Native American students to reach their maximum potential and to help make their educational experience positive and rewarding.

We need you!

It is our belief that parent and community involvement are essential for a student's educational development. Working together, we can provide the best environment and opportunities for our children to meet challenging academic standards.

We invite you to be a part of our program.


Need assistance with school supplies/school clothing?

Please contact Teri Ponticello (520) 568-5100 ext.1010                        




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Attention Talented Artists!

We invite you to participate in our 2nd Annual MUSD NAPAC Art Expo.  

Submissions are due by May 4th.  Questions?  Please contact Teri Ponticello 

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Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in our

Native American Regalia Fashion Show.  You are official YouTube stars!





You are invited to attend and participate in our NA Regalia Fashion Show on Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 6:00pm at the MUSD District Office.  We hope to have representation from every tribal affiliation in the District.

Please RSVP by calling (520) 568-5145 

44150 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Hwy | Maricopa, AZ 85138 | (520) 568-5100

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