Amber Tenorio, LMFT, Laguna Pueblo, Hopi/Tewa, Creek, Clinical Counselor.
I love working at Santa Fe Indian School because Santa Fe Indian School is like my second home. I graduated from SFIS in 1996 and I have many fond memories of staff and friends I made while I was a student at SFIS. I could not be happier to now be working as a counselor at the school. I love helping our students and making connections from all our pueblo communities and other tribal nations. While I was a student at SFIS I participated in Track & Field and Cross Country and I have continued the practice of running to this day. I am a mother of six and am usually very busy taking care of my children, however I do make time for my favorite hobbies which include running, walking, hiking, cooking, hunting and spending time with family and friends.
Hello! My name is MorningStar Garcia, LCSW (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians/Ohkay Owingeh).
I am a Clinical Counselor at Santa Fe Indian School. I love being part of the SFIS family and being able to incorporate culture/traditions into counseling. My favorite thing about working with teens is their ability to think outside of the box. Teens are so resilient and creative. I enjoy spending time with my family, going on road trips with my daughters and going to concerts.
Myron Burger- L.S.A.A. (Drug and Alcohol Counselor)Shuswap Nation, Williams Lake Indian Band, British Columbia Canada.
I am a veteran of Persian Gulf war, served in the United States Navy submarine fleet, stationed out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. I have over thirty years of sobriety.
Working at SFIS has been a great honor and joy. I have not raised any children of my own, so working with them lets me have that space as an adult to encourage their development and watch them discover new things. To help them open new doors of possibilities. The resilience of our youth is empowering and beautiful to see as they navigate living in “Two Worlds”. For my wellness I like to eat a healthy diet, go out for hikes, meditate, and sleep well. Love and cherish in participation of cultural activities such as sweats, sun dances, dancing at powwows, picking berries, medicines, and dip netting for salmon.
May the creator bless you and bring you peace, love and happiness.
“Be the change, Be the difference, Be you”
KenKeknem (Black Bear)
Geraldine Lovato, LMSW, LSAA from the Pueblo of San Felipe, Clinical Counselor
My favorite part of working at SFIS is the network of support within the community. This is where I see the saying “it takes a village to raise a child” become truth. I have been here at SFIS for 14 years worked my way to become a Clinical Counselor. I saw the need for cultural relevance by clinicians who understand our students’ traditions and culture and using this to assist in overall wellness.
My favorite thing about working with teens is how unique each student is and watching them discover what their potential and successes can be, seeing them develop into resilient young adults by the time they graduate from SFIS.
My hobbies and interests are spending time with family whether it’s having family game nights, watching movies, or out cheering for our grandkids at their sporting events. Reading a good book when I need some quiet time.
What I do to maintain my own wellness is art, I am an artist who loves to be creative by crafting many things, pottery, painting jewelry, beadwork, sewing or embroidery. I have developed a love for Mindfulness and found this to be great way to stay focused, centered and having awareness of mind, body, and spirit. As indigenous people we have had these skills for centuries which have been handed down for generations to help us be the resilient people that we are.