Northwest Region: Indian Education Summit
Quality Inn, Clarkston, WA
June 28 - July 1, 2010 » Info
Bill Hayne, an Assiniboine/Sioux from Fort Peck, Montana, was born and raised on the Nez Perce and Shoshone/Bannock Reservations in Idaho. He attended schools in southern Idaho and graduated from Blackfoot High School. Following high school Bill pursued a blend of athletic and academic experiences in college, which earned him All American Honors in baseball and a BS degree in psychology from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. He received his Master's degree in Health from Central Washington University where his focus was on Wellness and Resiliency in American Indians.
Over the past 21 years Bill has served in the education field in a variety of capacities, with an emphasis upon Indian education. For nearly seven years he was the Multicultural Student Services Director and head baseball coach for Green River Community College in Auburn, Washington. Following Green River Bill served as Principal for a K-8th grade tribal school for the Lummi Indian Nation in Bellingham, Washington, where he and his staff redesigned the curriculum, built a new school campus, and developed several youth and school/community leadership teams. Bill spent over three years with the Western Center for Drug-Free Schools and Communities in Portland, Oregon as a consultant working with organizations and programs in efforts to promote wellness and prevention programs targeting substance abuse and violence. While with the Western Center he wrote a publication called An Eagle's View: Sharing Successful American Indian/Alaska Native AOD Prevention Programs which highlighted programs from across the country. Currently Bill is a faculty member in the division of education for Lewis-Clark State College, as well as an education and health consultant.
While offering his services as a private consultant Bill maintains his role of husband of 24 years, and father of four children. A role he relishes deeply.
Phone: (208) 792-2080
Bob Sobotta, Jr has been involved in education in Idaho for the past sixteen years. A lifelong native of Lapwai and member of the Nez Perce Tribe, Bob graduated from Lewis-Clark State College with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science-Secondary Education, and from the University of Idaho with a Master’s degree in Education Administration with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration.
Bob has been working at Lewis-Clark State College for eighteen years. He is the Director of Native American/Minority Student Services. While at LCSC, Bob works extensively with Native American students in areas of recruitment and retention, chairs the school’s Native American Advisory Board, and represents LCSC on the Idaho Indian Education Committee.
Prior to working at LCSC he worked three years as a teacher and coach at St. Maries High School in Idaho. Bob is married to wife Angel, and they have four children: Payton, Glory, Grace and Faith. His primary interests are family, basketball and golf.
Phone: (208) 792-2812
Bryan has spent 30 years in public education in Idaho, 30 have been with the Lapwai School District located on the Nez Perce Reservation.
During his years of service in the school system he has been a teacher, coach, advisor, athletic director, Indian Education Coordinator, Middle/High School Principal and he is currently retired from school administration. Currently Bryan is the Director of the Nez Perce Tribe Early Childhood Development Program. He serves as chairman of the Idaho Indian Education Committee and Nez Perce Tribe Enterprise Board.
Mr. Samuels is married, with a blended family of eight children and 13 grandchildren. He enjoys rafting on the Selway River, golfing, the sweathouse and spending time with his family.