Minnesota State Personnel Development Grant is partnering with Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College to focus on retaining American Indian teachers in special education through the support of reciprocal mentorship groups, listening and employing training and development connections and tools.  Impacting those currently in the field and the individuals pursuing this career through higher education. In partnership with Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College, the state is focused on increasing the number and representation of American Indian licensed teachers, coordinators and administrators in Minnesota’s special education workforce, in ways that support the retention of these professional educators in the state special education workforce for the long term.

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Coming Soon:  Strengthening Community by Lifting the Voices of Indigenous Special Education Staff Webinar Series:

To register, click on the following link: Difference, Disability, and Disadvantage – December 13, 2023

Coming soon:  Survey Link for Indigenous Special Education Teachers (Licensed or in Training)


For more information, contact: Govinda Budrow, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, govinda.budrow*AT*fdltcc.edu


My favorite thing about FDLTCC is the people. I’ve met fantastic students, faculty and staff who go above and beyond what I expected.

It is awesome here at the FDLTCC Education Program because it is like a family here, if you need help or are struggling with anything, you have quite a few people who will help you out.

I chose FDLTCC because of its size and the curriculum. When I first came here in 2019, I was just looking for what I needed to volunteer, perhaps in a crisis shelter. I met with Don Jarvinen, and the rest is history.