Life has changed so much this year. I am a new mommy to a beautiful baby boy, Lloyd Brown III. Being a new mom has brought a lot of changes and I see life in a different way. Being with my son brings me a lot of happiness and hope for the future of our communities.
I am also almost done with my BA in Elementary Education from Oglala Lakota College! I am ready to graduate, it has been a long road to get my degree. I am having fun in my last semester student teaching. I was at a middle school with 7th graders for the past two months and got to teach with my 7th grade teacher. Now I am teaching kindergarten and excited to have my own classroom soon. I know it is important to our Native youth in Rapid City to have Native teachers and role models to look up to.
I’m keeping strong in my traditional values as a Lakota woman, and happy to add being a mother and teacher to my roles in my community. Lloyd is NYLA’s newest member 🙂