Meet our board members, teachers & staff!


Nicole SiJohn-Higgins


My name is Nicole SiJohn-Higgins. I am a member of the Coeur D’ Alene Tribe and proud alumi of Tribal School. I have three A.A degrees; Marketing, General Business and Buisness Management. Currently, I am the School Board Chairman and am honored to be working with four other successful Coeur D’ Alene Tribal Women. We are here to serve you and your children.

Jose Lozeau


Greetings, My name is Josie Lozeau, I am the daughter of Ed Lozeau and Norma Peone. I have three sons, Cody, Tyde and Bryce (all of which have attended the Coeur d’ Alene Tribal School). I work in Tribal Gaming and received my bachelors in business in 2021. I have served on the Coeur d’ Alene Tribal School Board for the past 5 years as a board member, chairperson, and as the vice chair for the past 2 years. It has been a pleasure to see the change and growth in the school, both from the children and the staff.

Christina Nilson


Hello all, my name is Christina Nilson. I am a Coeur d’ Alene Tribal member. I have lived on the reservation my entire life where I have started my own little family. I have two children ages 9 & 3. I look forward to serving on the Tribal School Board with an amazing staff and board members. 

Patrina Campbell


My name is Patricia and I am working on getting my bio in!

Michelle Clark


ah qhest! hiskwist khwe Michelle Clark. chn schitsu’umsh. chn shenn twa hnqwa’qwe’eln.
Greetings! My name is Michelle Clark. I am a Coeur d’Alene Tribal member and I work at the
Tribe’s Language Program. I started working at the Language Program in August of 2011. During
this time I acquired a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management from Whitworth
University and a Master of Library and Information Science from the Information School at the
University of Washington. I attended the Tribal School as a child and I have taught
snchitsu’umshtsn intermittently at the school since 2011.


Meet the Admin of the school!

Tina Strong


My Wish for My Students~

Find the place inside themselves where nothing is impossible. Walk a path of love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, and forgiveness. Create a space for themselves to be truly, powerfully authentic-everywhere in their life. Strive to become higher in their thought, higher in their understanding, and higher in love so they may not only grow as an individual but help uplift the world. Have courage and the heart, the centeredness, to follow their own path. See their success as it grows every day. Ask people about their story. Breathe. Ground themselves. Take small steps every day. Know their voice counts. And remember…Every piece of who they are tells a story. Their story.

Lim lemt.sh, Tina

Rosina Carpenter


My name is Rosina Carpenter and I am the Vice Principal here at the Coeur d’Alene Tribal School. I hold an Education Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Idaho and a Master in Teaching Degree from Seattle University.

I have been an educator at the Coeur d’Alene Tribal School for 18 years and I have taught grades 3-6. Prior to teaching at the tribal school, I taught on the East Coast (Portland, Maine) and the Southwest (Tucson, Arizona) but Idaho is my home. I am a descendant of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and I grew up in the area. I attended the tribal school and attended high school in Plummer (We were the Plummer Pirates back then).

Some of my hobbies include traveling, short distance hiking, and reading. I have a daughter who will be starting middle school in the fall.