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Preparing Indigenous Teachers & Administrators for Alaska Schools (P.I.T.A.A.S.) is a mentor and teacher-training program for Alaska Native high school students interested in teaching or becoming school administrators. The goal, in part, is to increase the number of Native teachers. The program, which offers summer courses in Tlingit culture and offers financial assistance to college-bound students, is funded by the state University of Alaska Southeast in partnership with SHI.  P.I.T.A.A.S. is one of the most popular programs at the university, according to a UAS spokesman in a recent news article. In 2002, Barbara-Cadiente Nelson became the first P.I.T.A.A.S. student to become a teacher (more). (Click here to listen to a story about P.I.T.A.A.S. by KTOO-FM reporter Anne Sutton (aired August 2003)). For more information contact UAS.

More About P.I.T.A.A.S. Photos  

Dr. Rosita Worl talked to students enrolled in the PITAS program and Sealaska Kusteeyi workshops in 2002.