Office of Indian Education, U.S. Department of Education
Julian Guerrero Jr. currently serves as the Director of the Office of Indian Education (OIE) at the U.S. Department of Education. Prior to joining the Department, Mr. Guerrero served at the state level as former Executive Director of American Indian Education at the Oklahoma State Department of Education. In that role, he was responsible for the oversight of Oklahoma’s statewide tribal consultation policies and procedures affecting over 200 school districts throughout the state. An enrolled citizen of the Comanche Nation and affiliated with the Kiowa Nation, Mr. Guerrero facilitated K- 12 partnerships in Oklahoma among 39 tribal nations to further educational outcomes for over 131,000 American Indian students prior to his current role.
Mr. Guerrero brings a wealth of knowledge on topics regarding how to build and sustain meaningful partnerships with tribal communities. His portfolio includes tribal gaming regulatory management, state K-12 education policy, and local nonprofit administration.
Mr. Guerrero has previously served on various national, state, and local advisory boards such as the National Indian Education Association (NIEA), Oklahoma City YMCA Youth and Government (YAG) program, and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Oklahoma (CBFOK). Mr. Guerrero’s vision for the future of Indian Country revolves around uniting Tribal Nations through strong, equitable, and accessible public education.