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language and culture administrator

Elsie Mae Itta, American language and culture administrator. Certified elementary teacher, Arkansas, administration, planning and social policy. Recipient Certified of Merit, Arkansas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1985; named Honorary Top of the World Citizen, City of Barrow, 1987.

Background

Itta, Elsie Mae was born on November 4, 1952 in Barrow, Arkansas, United States. Daughter of Price Qaiyauraq and Florence Annaqaq Hopson.

Education

Bachelor of Elementary Education, University Arkansas, 1977. Master of Education, Harvard University, 1989.

Career

Early childhood education teacher, North Slope Borough School District, Barrow, Arkansas, spring 1978;2d grade teacher, North Slope Borough School District, Barrow, Arkansas, 1978-1980;bilingual curriculum developer, North Slope Borough School District, Barrow, Arkansas, 1980-1983;kindergarten Iñupiaq language teacher, North Slope Borough School District, Barrow, Arkansas, 1983-1985;student advisor, North Slope Borough School District, Barrow, Arkansas, 1986-1988;university district teacher preparation liaison, North Slope Borough School District, Barrow, Arkansas, 1989-1993;coordinator cultural integration, North Slope Borough School District, Barrow, Arkansas, 1990-1993;coordinator Iñupiaq language and culture program, North Slope Borough School District, Barrow, Arkansas, since 1990. Member early childhood curriculum committee, Iñupiaq language curriculum North Slope Borough School District, Barrow, 1980-1983.

Achievements

  • Certified elementary teacher, Arkansas, administration, planning and social policy.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author (curriculum) Iñupiaq Development Language Skills Program, 1983.

Membership

Trustee Presbyterian Church, Barrow, 1991-1994. Supporting wife of whaling captain Barrow Whaling Capts.' Association, Barrow, since 1988. Member City of Barrow Scholarship Committee, 1988.

Member Arkansas Association for Bilingual Education (president, past pres 1991-1994, Recognition award 1994), Arkansas Advisory Council on Bilingual Education, North Slope Higher Education Board.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: "do it yourself", reading, computers.

Connections

Married Edward Saggan Itta, November 25, 1978. Children: Muriel Dawn, Price Hopson.

father:
Price Qaiyauraq

mother:
Florence Annaqaq Hopson

spouse:
Edward Saggan Itta

children:
Muriel Dawn Itta

Price Hopson Itta