Degrees and Certifications:
Doctorate in Educational Leadership with focus on curriculum and instruction Principal licensure Master degrees in learning and technology and school counseling Bachelor degrees in elementary and special education
I am excited to begin my second year here in Selawik. Two years ago, I knew I would like moving to Selawik when the girl's basketball team stayed in my classroom while at the Shaktoolik Tournament. Your girls were fun to talk to and were respectful. Because of their example of your community, I knew if I changed positions, that this is where I would come.
This year I have been asked to teach the secondary special education classroom. This just means I help students who need a little extra help and have been identified through our team as needing the help to be successful in school. I know all of these students from being the school counselor last year.
I have been a classroom teacher for 31 years. I have taught at all grade levels in regular education, special education, and as a school technology specialist. My experience has been in Arizona, Michigan, Utah, and for the past four years, Alaska.
I LOVE Alaska! The Iditarod brought me here and I volunteer at the Comms Center in Shaktoolik every year for the race. What a fun experience I am able to have doing this. The people I have met in this state have reminded me of what it is like when we are friendly and help each other.
I look forward to being in Selawik for many years!