Miami University, M.A. in Origins and History of the United States
The University of Illinois Chicago, B.A. in the Teaching of History for Secondary Education
Illinois State Board of Education, Type 09 Certification, with endorsements in Anthropology (High
School), U.S. History (High School), and World History (High School).
George Ironstrack has participated in Myaamia language renewal projects as both a student and a teacher for the past 14 years.
In July 2008, he joined the Myaamia Project as assistant director and education coordinator.
George is a citizen of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and has assisted in the organization and administration of the tribe’s Eewansaapita Summer Educational Experience since its inception in 2005. He received a master’s degree in Origins and History of the United States from the Department of History at Miami University. His graduate work centered on the Miami Indian village of Pickawillany, which was in western Ohio near the present-day city of Piqua.
His research into Pickawillany sparked a series of investigations into the continuities and transformations in Myaamia leadership over time. As both a tribal educator and a former public school teacher, George is also interested in the study of indigenous pedagogical practices and specifically Myaamia Neepwaantiinki (Miami Education).
George lives in Oxford with his wife, Tamise, and two children.
Serving first term; term ends 2013