(January 5, 2018) – The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Tlingit & Haida) is pleased to announce Amber Frommherz has been promoted to Head Start Director.
Amber first joined Tlingit & Haida in 2014 as a co-Lead Teacher for Head Start, which is a free federal program that provides comprehensive early childhood education to eligible children ages 3-5 and their families. As the Head Start Director, Amber’s main duties are to ensure the program meets all performance standards, review and improve service delivery in partnership with Head Start’s Parent Policy Council, complete all grant reporting requirements, and oversee the supervision of all Head Start employees.
“During her tenure with the Tribe, Amber has proven her commitment to the Head Start program by taking on roles with additional leadership and management responsibilities,” said Chief Operating Officer Ken Truitt. “We are very pleased to have Amber join our management team and know that she will continue to support the Head Start program along with the families and children it serves.”
Amber holds a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies–North American Indigenous Studies and a Master’s degree in Educational Studies from Tufts University. She is also a Veteran and served six years in the United States Navy stationed on the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) with Commander Amphibious Group Three and Navy Recruiting Command–Phoenix.
for allowing me to further serve Southeast Alaskan children and families,” said Amber. “I humbly assume the precious responsibility of nurturing our children into young citizens and look forward to this collaborative-based journey with families, tribal programs, and communities.”
Amber is originally from Page, Arizona and is Diné (Navajo). She is of the Kinyaa’áanii (Towering House People), born for Tł’ízí Łání (Many Goats) clan. Her maternal grandpa is of the Tł’ááshchí’í (Red Bottom People) and her paternal grandpa is of the Táchii’nii (Red-Running-Into-The-Water) clan. Amber is married to Trevor Frommherz, mother to three daughters (Kira, Nanibaa’, and Shandiin), a student, and an amateur runner.