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Patricia Seltzer (UT '99)

Principal

Monument Valley High School
Monument Valley, UT

At the time of the Award, Patricia Seltzer was:

Principal
Monument Valley High School
Monument Valley, UT

Grade(s): 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

http://www.mvhs.sanjuan.k12.ut.us


Biographical Information

Patricia Seltzer, principal of Monument Valley High School in Monument Valley, has worked to overcome the disadvantages and build on the strengths of life on a Navajo reservation. The school's 227 students, many of whom live in homes with no running water or electricity, have access to 175 Internet-ready computers at the school, as well as comprehensive technological training. Mrs. Seltzer blends this technology with Navajo culture in her "In'da hooaah" program (a Navajo term that means "re-learning" or "new learning"). Through the program, local college students teach Monument Valley students to use a computer program that applies geometry to traditional Navajo rug designs. Meanwhile, Navajo elders from the community teach students how to weave the rugs.



Additional Information

Degrees/Certifications

1973 Colorado State University System, B.A.


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