The Marysville School District are neighbors to, and partners with, The Tulalip Tribes, a Sovereign Nation. The Tulalip Tribes have been generous in giving of their time and resources to assist the school district in improving educational outcomes for students.
The ambassadorship aims to improve communication between the Marysville School District and The Tulalip Tribes, Rochelle will serve as a liaison between the two entities in an effort for The Tulalip Tribes to have a voice at the Board of Director level to share hopes, dreams, concerns, issues and information related to The Tulalip Tribes students and families.
The objective is To provide support and guidance to both the Board of Directors and district leadership staff related to The Tulalip Tribes’ students, families, and governance and to serve as a liaison between the Marysville School District Board of Directors and The Tulalip Tribes Board of Directors representing Tribal members.
Rochelle is a member of the Tulalip Tribes, a graduate of Marysville schools; MP class of 1999. She has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington, where she majored in Political Science and minored in Comparative History. In 2008, she completed her Master’s degree in Public Administration as well as a certificate in nonprofit management from the University of Oregon. Rochelle is the Executive Director of Education at the Tulalip Tribes and has a passion for volunteering and helping her community become healthy and empowered.
At this capacity Ambassador Lubbers will take an active role to help the Board of Directors and staff understand the diverse needs of tribal students and families, the implementation of goals and objectives in serving students and families and to enhance communication between the Marysville School District and The Tulalip Tribes at the board level.