Darlene is a graduate of Pine Ridge High School, class of '73. She went on to obtain her certificate Secretarial Science Certification from National University in Rapid City. She spent many years as a Lakota Language teacher at Oglala Lakota College, as she is a first language speaker fluent in the Lakota Language. She has been working with our Lakota Immersion Childcare program for the last two years. It is Darlene's dream to see all Lakota children to become fluent Lakota speakers.