Santa Fe Indian School

About SFIS

Parent Advisory Council

The Parent Advisory Council (PAC) supports and serves in a liaison capacity to the Superintendent and the Board of Trustees. The PAC sponsors various activities on campus, and is a valuable resource and support network for both day and residential parents.  

The objectives of the PAC are:

  • To support SFIS strategic initiatives and parent activities associated with the continuous school improvement process.

  • To provide feedback regarding the operations of SFIS from the perspective of parents.

  • To create opportunities for parents to meet regionally.

  • To serve as role models for the SFIS school community.

PAC Membership

The Parent Advisory Council  has seven members with the following representation: two members from the Eight Northern Pueblos, two members from the Middle Rio Grande Pueblos, two members from the Southern and Western Pueblos, and one At-Large member. PAC members serve on a voluntary basis, and SFIS encourages parents and guardians of enrolled students to serve as members of the PAC. 

As of September, 2023, the Parent Advisory Council members are:

  • Chairwoman  Dr. Denise Gabaldon-Thromas, Pueblo of Ohkkay Owingeh and Taos (Representing Northern Pueblos) 

  • Vice Chairman Joylene Chinana, Pueblo of Jemez (Representing Middle Rio Grande) 
  • Secretary Delight Talawepi, Hopi (At-Large Member)  

  • Member Danielle Martinez, Pueblo of Santa Clara (Representing Northern Pueblos) 

  • Member  Lorissa Garcia, Pueblo of Acoma (Representing Southern and Western Pueblos) 
  • Member  

  • Vacant  (Representing Middle Rio Grande Pueblos)

PAC is seeking letters of interest with a resume for one open Middle Rio Grande PAC position.   For more information, please contact Kianna Lovato at

Interested in becoming a PAC Member?  Contact Kianna Lovato, Family Engagement Coordinator at (505) 216-7325 or 

PAC Meetings

PAC monthly meetings are open to all parents that would like to attend. Meetings are in person and Zoom on the third Friday of each month.  For the Zoom link, please contact Kianna Lovato, Family Engagement at (505) 216-7325 or 

PAC Meetings Minutes

December Meeting Minutes:



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