Aaron Bird Bear

Aaron Bird Bear, recruitment and retention specialist in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is pictured on March 17, 2015. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)
02 Dec 2016

Aaron Bird Bear is the Interim Assistant Dean for Student Diversity Programs in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Bird Bear oversees five academic programs serving pre-college, undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Education, including the American Indian Curriculum Services unit supporting teacher education.

Beginning in 2012, Bird Bear began assisting the School of Education’s efforts to incorporate American Indian Studies into public PK-16 education. Bird Bear received his Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis MS degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“I support the Wisconsin Indian Education Association’s goal to advocate, address and act on issues on Indian education at the tribal, local, state and national levels. I remain dedicated to supporting Native Americans in higher education and have been dedicated to creating a more culturally-responsive university to meet the needs of Native Americans, including establishing an American Indian Student and Cultural Center and Dejope Residence Hall, as well as currently helping UW-Madison establish a strategic plan to develop realistic, practical action plans for projects that unite tribal and university resources.”

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