Leanna Dawn

Leanna Dawn, Oglala Lakota and Mescalero Apache, is an accomplished leader in instruction and curriculum design. Ms. Dawn is currently the Intervention and Testing Coordinator for Kha’p’o Community School, a tribally-controlled school in Santa Clara Pueblo, NM. Ms. Dawn is a doctoral candidate through Northeastern University with an undergraduate degree in Ethnic Studies and Cultural Anthropology from Willamette University, a Master of Arts in Teaching from Willamette University Graduate School of Education, and her Educational Diagnostician Certification through the University of New Mexico. Most recently, Leanna was a Special Education teacher at the Santa Fe Indian School and also served as an educator at Von Tobel Middle School in Las Vegas, Nevada and Chemawa Indian School in Salem, Oregon. Her academic and professional careers have centered on the areas of Special Education, decolonization, community and place-based pedagogy, and educational self-determination.



Kha’p’o Community School