My name is Cheryl Tuttle. I grew up in Hoopa, attending Hoopa Elementary and Hoopa High School before receiving my B.A. from Humboldt State University. I am a member of the Yurok tribe and I also have Karuk ancestry. At HSU, I was a member of the Indian Teacher Education and Personnel Program. I received my Multiple-Subjects Credential from Dominican College. I later received my Administrative Credential from Sonoma State. I received a Master’s in Education from Wilkes University with an emphasis on the Art and Science of Teaching.
I have been teaching at Round Valley since 2003, in a variety of roles: CDS teacher, 6th grade teacher, Principal, Curriculum Coach, Multi-Media & Yearbook teacher, and the Indian Land Tenure teacher. Currently I am the Native Studies Director for RVUSD. I teach Wailaki language 1 and 2 and Native American Studies at the high school. I teach Lessons of Our Round Valley Land for grades K-8. I am the advisor of the Native American Club at the high school and the mentor for the Dreamstarter Grant.