Department of Education

The Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Education is responsible for providing educational programs and services to the members of the Ho-Chunk Nation who are pursuing education at all levels.  We provide advocacy and support through  effective partnerships with all institutions, public and private, non-profit and for-profit. 

The Department is home to seven divisions: 

  • Head Start
  • Hoocak Ee Cooni
  • School Community Relations
  • Higher Education
  • Culture & Community Education
  • Disabilities Division
  • Education Administration

The Department is administered by an Executive Director, with assistance from the Education Administration team: 

  • Program & Office Manager
  • Accountant
  • Education Planning Specialist
  • Data Analyst
  • Intake Workers

Ho-Chunk Nation

Education Department
PO Box 667
Black River Falls, WI, 54615
Contact Information:
(715) 284-4915 Main Office
(800) 362-4476 Toll Free

(715)284-1760 Fax Number
Executive Director

Nehomah Thundercloud

Program & Office Manager

Quincy Garvin


Jeff McDonald

Account Analyst

Vanessa Wagner ´╗┐

Education Planning Specialist

Toree Jones ´╗┐

Data Analyst

Siobhann Steindorf´╗┐

Intake Worker/Information Analysts

Michelle Armendariz

Karie Decorah