Staff

We are very discerning in our hiring efforts and the result has been an exceptional staff aligned with the goal of helping your children exceed. Our staff challenges students and gives them the tools needed to excel academically and to become thriving, independent contributors in their communities.
Administration

Rebekah Marshall Superintendent/Principal

A former resident of Texas, Rebekah made her way to South Dakota in 1990. She graduated with her masters in Administration and Special Education, a Specialist Degree in Special Education, and is now working on her doctorate. She deeply enjoys working with the student, families and staff at the school and in the community.

Karen Montana Administrative Assistance

Originally from Simi Valley, CA, Karen has been employed at the Rock Creek Grant School since 2016. She’s the first voice you hear when you call and is happy to answer any of your questions.

Teachers

Julia McCauley Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade

Gabrielle Poling 3rd and 4th Grade

Rebekah Marshall 6th, 7th and 8th Grade

A former resident of Texas, Rebekah made her way to South Dakota in 1990. She graduated with her masters in Administration and Special Education, a Specialist Degree in Special Education, and is now working on her doctorate. She deeply enjoys working with the student, families and staff at the school and in the community.

Edith Running Hawk Lakota Language Instructor

Edith is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and was born and raised in Bullhead. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education/Special Education from Sitting Bull College. She did her student teaching at Rock Creek Grant School and has taught there for more than ten years.

Ron Thomey Special Education Director / Special Education Teacher

Ron arrived in Rock Creek after more than 30 years in education. He previously taught in California and rural northern Michigan where he was the Senior Special Education Teacher and 504 Coordinator. He also served in the U.S. Army for three years during the Vietnam war. Ron is eager to learn about South Dakota, Native American Culture, and to teach again.

Teacher Aides

Nathania Big Eagle Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade Paraprofessional

Stacie Thompson 3rd and 4th Grade Paraprofessional

Vivian Chasing Hawk 5th Grade Paraprofessional

Jeremy Hollow 7th and 8th Grade Paraprofessional

Linda Iron Thunder Special Education Paraprofessional

Linda is a proud resident of Standing Rock Indian Reservation and has called Bullhead home her entire life. She received her GED in 1985, and discovered her passion for education. After taking her paraprofessional test, she has been a part of the Rock Creek Grant School Special Education team since 2009.

Edith Running Hawk Special Education Paraprofessional

Edith is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and was born and raised in Bullhead. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education/Special Education from Sitting Bull College. She did her student teaching at Rock Creek Grant School and has taught there for more than ten years.

Support

Kaye Brown Head Cook

Connie Commeau Assistant Cook

Head School Custodian Coleman Archambault

Bus Driver Timmy Steele