Kathryn Self, Principal

Phone: Office: (907)636-2178


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in SpEd K-12 BA in Grade 1-8 M.Ed in School Counseling/Behaviorist M.Ed in Administration/Supervision

Kathryn Self, Principal

Hello Everyone!

My name is Kathryn Self. I am the Principal for Aqqaluk Noorvik School. This will be my fifth year in Alaska and in the Northwest Arctic Borough. I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. My family moved to Louisiana, which is where I met my husband. We have five children and 13 grandchildren. My family has always wanted to come to Alaska so in 2016 my son and his family, my husband, and myself made the move. I began my career as a Special Education teacher, transferred to Regular Education 6th grade Math, Science, and Social Studies. In my 10th year, I became a school counselor and behaviorist. During this part of my career, I began working in administration. I came to Alaska as a Special Education Teacher/Counselor and now back in Administration. My family really enjoys the outdoor adventures in Alaska. We are beginning a new school year and everything is still unsure about how the year will look; however, we are looking forward to an exciting time. I would like to invite community organizations, community elders, and community members and/or parents to come by and visit the school anytime. My door is always open.