The Student Support Specialist, Anthony Smith works with the Dean of Student Affairs, Joann Begay and the Residential Advisors plus the Academic Staff to provide support for students.
The Student Support Specialist is available to all students and is responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive behavioral health program for students that includes: prevention programs, support activities, early interventions and crisis response. Parents are responsible to notify the Student Support Specialist and the Dean of Student Affairs of any changes or situations that may be stressful for a student, such as family emergencies, illness, divorce, death, or abuse. This information is important to help us work with a student and will be treated with confidentiality.
Anthony Smith is Navajo/Diné from Farmington, New Mexico the Land of Enchantment. His family is from Kimbeto, New Mexico, his clans are Naakaii Dine’é; Kinyaa’áanii; Bit’ahnii and Filipino.He was adopted into Northern Ute Family and Oglala Lakota Nation and became Sundancer. He worked with other Native practitioner from different Nations including Navajo. He has a Master in Social Worker from the University of Utah and is a licensed Social Worker in the state of New Mexico certified as a Trauma informed counselor, QPR and MST plus been a practicing Therapist for the American Indian populations for 25 years and other underserve population, plus he is a Practitioner in traditional ways. He has worked with all age groups in the local communities from Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. His area of expertise is working with youth and families to stabilize, set goals to be achieve and for healing and to recognize and embrace their cultural identities.
Student Support Specialist
For emergency situation please contact Joann Begay, Dean of Student Affairs or Shawna Becenti, Head of School.
Dean of Student Affairs
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