Lynette Stant, Classroom Instructor

• Arizona's First Native American Teacher of the Year • Summa Cum Laude Academic Distinction graduate • Future Educators Mentor

Series: Outstanding Native Women | Story 8

Third grade classroom teacher Lynette Stant, member of the Navajo Nation, grew up in Tuba City on the Navajo Reservation. She is a 15-year veteran instructor on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Reservation in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Stant earned her master's degree in elementary education from Arizona State University. She graduated Summa Cum Laude-the highest honorary academic distinction a graduating student can receive.

Lynette Stant is also a Gates Millennium Scholar (GMS), which is funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholars Program. GMS states in its overview th...