Nkwusm Family

Elisabeth DeRoche

My name is Elisabeth (Elisipe) DeRoche.  I am currently the new math and science teacher for Nkwusm.  I was raised in Arlee, Montana my entire life.  In my earlier years I went away to college but grew very lonesome for my home and family.  I returned to this area and went to school at Salish Kootenai College to become a secondary science teacher.  Since I have been home I have been learning so much about my culture and language.  However, it has only been within the past year that I have fully committed to learning the Salish language.  As I grow older I realize the importance of culture and language and what it means for the healthy progress of my people.  I am very honored to be a part of the team here at the school and look forward to teaching math and science in a culturally congruent way.