2008 National Conference » Speakers

Toni Loroña-Allen

Middle School Educator, Sacaton Middle School, Sacaton School District

A life-long Arizonan, Toni Loroña-Allen taught middle school on the Gila River Community (GRIC) south of Phoenix for twenty-nine years. Most of her experience has been in Social Studies although she has collaborated on curriculum projects in Language, Reading and Technology. As a teacher or facilitator, she has been active in “21st Century” after-school and summer school programs. She was part of a teacher trio funded by the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona that assisted students in the creation of a multi-media CD for use with O’otham (Pima) language instruction. She sponsors Photo Synthesis, a school club that provides students learning experiences in photography and gardening. In summer 2008, she will be volunteering with the GRIC Huhugam Heritage Center to provide an academic component for the traditional saguaro fruit harvest.

Speaker Events

Saturday, July 5

Enduring Communities Educators Presentation
Mary Grace Ketner, Consultant, UTSA's Institute of Texan Cultures
Toni Loroña-Allen, Middle School Educator, Sacaton Middle School, Sacaton School District
Allyson Nakamoto, Teacher Programs Manager, Japanese American National Museum
Pam Newman, Regis University
Rebecca Sánchez, Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico
Dave Seiter, High School Educator, Northridge High School, Davis School District
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Location: Capitol 7, 4th Floor
Topic: Defining, Preserving and Expanding the Community