Navajo Education with Mark Sorensen

Navajo Education with Mark Sorensen

Rabbi Rami talks to educator Mark W. Sorensen about the philosphy behind The STAR School, Navajo culture, and the value of deepening relationships. His article "Peacemaking the Navajo Way" published in the Jan/Feb 2017 issue of Spirituality & Health.

Mark W. Sorensen has been an educational leader of schools serving Navajo students for forty years. His work as Principal, Superintendent, Advisor and Mentor of indigenous schools has focused on improving the quality of Native American and Native Hawaiian education by developing place-based, healthy, culturally relevant and ecologically sensitive schools. He has a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University, and is currently the co-founder, Governing Board President, and CEO of The STAR (Service To All Relations) School, the first off-grid solar and wind powered public elementary school in the U.S., located on the southwestern edge of the Navajo Nation.

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