Dr. Chuck Foster was born and raised on the Navajo Reservation in northern Arizona. He currently serves as the American Indian Education Specialist at the Utah State Board of Education in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has spent over 45 years in education as a teacher and administrator. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a BS degree in Health/Special Education. His Master of Education (M.Ed.) and Doctorate Degree (PhD.) were received from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. His doctoral dissertation entitled “The Learning Style Differences of Navajo and Caucasian Students on and near the Navajo Reservation in northern Arizona and New Mexico” which is used as a foundational study among many American Indian Educators. His study is evident among Tribal Nations, American Indian Educators, teachers and schools. Dr. Foster was instrumental in designing curriculum standards, he restructured a middle school to address the education needs for American Indian students, he provided professional development for teachers, counselors, parents, and Tribes. He served on many state and school district committees that influenced the American Indian community. He was also a recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award and is a member of National Indian Education Association (NIEA) and the National Congress of American Indians NCAI). Dr. Foster and his wife Marie, of 46 years, have raised 4 children and have 4 grandchildren. His father also served in the Marines as a Navajo Code Talker where he received much of his inspiration to become and educator.