Elisabetta Giomo-James is an Italian immigrant who became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2015. She is fluent in Italian, and honored to be connected by marriage to the Oceti Sakowin (Lakota/Dakota/Nakota) First Nations Community. Elisabetta graduated with honors with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of South Dakota in 2013. She is currently enrolled in the online MSW program at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work.
Elisabetta’s work experiences include providing outpatient mental health services, and managing the Title VI/Native American Education Program for the Flandreau School District. Elisabetta is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the South Dakota Change Network Program. She is also a fellow of the South Dakota ACEs and Resiliency Fellowship and the Vicki Tidwell Palmer Fellowship, as well as the recipient of the 2019 NASW Consuelo Gosnell Memorial Scholarship. Elisabetta’s focus areas of work include social emotional learning, cultural competence, and equity in education.
- Cultural Proficiency in Education
- Mindfulness for Educators
- South Dakota Statewide Family Engagement Center
- Social Emotional Learning
- Relationship Building
- Cultural Competence
- Equity & Inclusion