Dr. Elvira Bitsoi Largie is executive director of the Navajo Education Technology Consortium, which offers hundreds of standards-based, multimedia lessons covering major subject areas, taught in three languages: Navajo, English and Spanish. Largie was previously a bilingual specialist for the Gallup McKinley County Schools in Gallup, Newcomb Middle School in Newcomb, and at Naschitti Elementary School in Sheepsprings. "I felt that I could be instrumental in the education of Native American students since I was familiar with the cultures and the needs that they exhibited," says Largie. At Naschitti, Largie developed and implemented the school's Navajo/English bilingual education program, teaching concepts and content in both languages and in a culturally relevant manner. Largie's classrooms have frequently served as models to other educators working with Navajo students. In a parallel effort to improve the language proficiency and test scores of the student population she served, Largie also helped to implement Title 9 Indian Education Projects at her school. In January, 1996, the Navajo Nation bestowed upon Largie the honor of Navajo Fellow.
1992 University of New Mexico, B.A.