WIEA Region: East
Tribal Affiliation: Menominee
Organization: Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
Title: Tribal Education Director
Posoh! My name is Shannon Chapman and I am the new Menominee Tribal Education Director. I replaced Virginia Nuske who retired in June 2016 after 41 years of service.
I began my educational career at Menominee Tribal School in August 1996, serving until June 2016 in the following capacities: Student Teacher, Title I Tutor, Coach, Club Advisor, 3rd/4th/5th grade teacher, Assistant Principal, and eventually Principal/Administrator; with a 3-year term as board member on the Menominee Indian School District.
I am very excited as I begin this new endeavor in the Tribal Education Department, working in conjunction with the Wisconsin Indian Education Association. My professional objective is to utilize my education and experience to improve educational opportunities for American Indian youth.
WIEA provides the professional network, resources, and advocacy for Indian education that are needed, as all tribes represented are working toward the same goal of creating stronger, healthier native communities.