Nez Perce Language 101-102 Adjunct instructor
|Wed||8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. by appointment|
ta'c leeheyn - Good day.
I am an adjunct instructor for Nez Perce Language 101-102, and Nez Perce Language 109 lab at LCSC since 2012. This year I am also teaching University of Idaho students through inter-video conferencing.
The classes are Monday, Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. and the Nez Perce Language 109 lab 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
I also work full-time for the Nez Perce Language Program. I've been employed there for 16 years.
Harold Crook PH.D., the LCSC Nez Perce Language 2nd and 3rd year Nez Perce Professor was the Director of the Nez Perce Language Program until he resigned in 2010. I took classes with Harold and Nez Perce elder, the late Cecil Carter in 2002-2005. I became the first student to receive the Nez Perce Tribe language certification which is accredited both by the Nez Perce Tribe and State of Idaho. Harold gave me the opportunity to teach Nez Perce Language at LCSC. For that I am deeply grateful. Qe'ciyew'yew' Harold.
In 2013, I received my Masters degree through University of Idaho. Through my Masters we created the first of its kind, an all Nez Perce cast performing the Nez Perce creation story, Tim'neepe - Heart of the Monster. All of the lines were performed in the Nez Perce Language. I played the role of "Coyote", as well as serving as producer, writer, and co-directed with Harold Crook PH.D. Our elders Bessie Scott and Florene Davis also were part of the production.
Currently, I am in my first year of my doctoral program through the University of Idaho, College of Education for an ED.D. My focus is to study the Nez Perce language.
My husband is Bob Sobotta - Director of the Native American and Multicultural Student Affairs division. We have four children, Payton Francis, Glory Rose, Grace Victory Joy, and Faith Mae Angel, ages 13, 12, 11, and 7.