Dr. Michael Munson

Dr. Michael Munson

Faculty, Division of Education, Native American Studies


Three Wolves Building

(406) 275-4952




Ed.D  Educational Leadership
Indian Leadership Education and Development (I LEAD) Project

Montana State University
M.Ed  Curriculum & Instruction
Curriculum Studies, Emphasis in Indian Education & Science
University of Montana, Jul. 2008
B.A.  Elementary Education, Emphasis in Science
Minor in Native American Studies
University of Montana, Dec. 2004

Michael was raised in Missoula and identifies with both her Sqelixʷ (Salish & Pend d’Oreille) and White backgrounds. She currently serves her communities as Faculty in both the Education and Native American Studies departments at Salish Kootenai College. Michael is also a doctoral candidate in the Indian Leadership Education and Development (I LEAD) program at Montana State University and a facilitator in training for The Center for Courage and Renewal. Her life work focuses on two specific goals: 1) improving education for and about American Indian people and students in Montana; and, 2) working with our tribal communities to build our own school systems aimed at language, culture, and identity revitalization that also contributes to academic and life success, leadership, agency and tribal development. Michael is also thrilled to say she is a mother of a beautiful girl and partner of a man who shares her values, goals, and beliefs.




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