Louise Wilmes

Education Workshop Facilitator

Louise retired from the Beaverton School District after 41 years teaching Grades K-6 for 37 years and 4 years as Title VI Indian Education Coordinator. She identifies as Native Hawaiian and is a member of The Otoe-Missouria Indian Tribe of Oklahoma. She grew up on Oahu, Hawaii and is a proud graduate of The Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu. She came to the “mainland” to attend Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon and graduated with a BA in Elementary Education and then at George Fox University with a MA in Education Administration.

At Confluence, she is responsible for coordinating and facilitating professional development workshops for educators to support Tribes and districts delivering Native American curriculum requirements. She also helps facilitate Confluence Field School program discussions for learners of all kinds.

She feels working with students, young and old, is energizing, fun, and the BEST thing ever!

You can find her at louise@confluenceproject.org