4-H community program coordinator
Current work, research and interests
Kyra is the 4-H community program coordinator for American Indian youth programs in the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. She has a unique role: building and establishing new, culturally relevant 4-H programs to serve tribal youth. Kyra joined University of Minnesota Extension in July, 2015 and works out of the Cloquet regional office.
Prior to joining Extension, Kyra taught elementary school in the Cloquet Public School District for seven years, primarily as American Indian education teacher to grades K-5. She has has also volunteered in the Cloquet, Duluth and Fond du Lac Reservation communities as an Americorps literacy coach, Minnesota Master Naturalist and Wiigwaasi-Jiimaanikewin (birchbark canoe building) volunteer. She also completed the Blandin Community Leadership Program.
Academic degrees and experience
- M.A., Natural science and environmental education, Hamline University, 2016
- Certificate, Teaching English as a second language, TEFL International, 2011
- B.A., Ojibwe language and culture education, The College of St. Scholastica, 2008
Paitrick, Kyra Jo, "Benefits Provided To American Indian Youth Through Gidaakiimanaaniwigamig STEM Camps" (2016). School of Education Student Capstones and Dissertations. Paper 4141.
University of Minnesota, Cloquet regional office