Central Council names Head Start director

Amber Frommherz has been promoted to head the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska Head Start program, the council announced Jan. 5.

Frommherz, who joined Tlingit and Haida as a Head Start teacher in 2014, holds multiple degrees from Tufts University and is a U.S. Navy veteran.

“Gunalchéesh, Háw’aa for allowing me to further serve Southeast Alaskan children and families,” she said in a prepared statement. “I humbly assume the precious responsibility of nurturing our children into young citizens and look forward to this collaborative-based journey with families, tribal programs, and communities.”

Frommherz is originally from Page, Arizona and is Diné (Navajo), according to a biography provided by the council. She is of the Kinyaa’áanii (Towering House People), born for Tł’ízí Łání (Many Goats) clan. Her maternal grandpa is of the Tł’ááshchí’í (Red Bottom People) and her paternal grandpa is of the Táchii’nii (Red-Running-Into-The-Water) clan. Amber is married to Trevor Frommherz, mother to three daughters (Kira, Nanibaa’ and Shandiin), a student, and an amateur runner.

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