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Magis in Pine Ridge, SD

From the River City to the Prairie

The Pine Ridge Magis Community began in 2007 with Cohort 6, all teaching at Maȟpíya Lúta Owáyawa Red Cloud Indian School, a fellow Jesuit school in the Midwest Province of Jesuits. Since then, the program expanded to teach at the Elementary and Middle School and Wíŋyaŋ Wakȟáŋ Owáyawa | Our Lady of Lourdes School in Porcupine, SD.

Magis teachers in Pine Ridge simultaneously participate in the Red Cloud Volunteer Program, focusing on justice, Lakota culture and simplicity, in addition to the community, spirituality and academic components of Magis Catholic Teacher Corps. Many Red Cloud Magis teachers have stayed beyond their two-year commitment and one of the most exciting experiences involves obtaining a CDL license to drive the school bus.

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Members of our Tri-State Community

Kaleb Bloomfield, C21, MEd in Elementary Teaching

  • Undergrad: University of Kansas
  • Placement: St. John the Evangelist, 4th Grade
  • City: Tucson

Ryan Carter, C22, MEd in Secondary Teaching

  • Undergrad: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Placement: St. Anthony High School, HS History
  • City: Milwaukee

Paul Martin, C21, MEd in Secondary Teaching

  • Undergrad: Creighton University
  • Placement: Maȟpíya Lúta - Red Cloud Indian School, HS English
  • City: Pine Ridge
Red Cloud School, Pine Ridge, South Dakota

Magis CTC Contact Info

Creighton University
Education Department

Eppley Building
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178

Phone: 402.280.3491
Fax: 402.280.1117



Magis is a member of the University Consortium for Catholic Education (UCCE). This consortium seeks to establish and support a growing cadre of colleges and universities as they design and implement graduate teaching service programs.