Degrees and Certifications:
-BA, Sociology -Special Education Credential, MR & ED -Secondary Teaching Credential- Social Studies -Highly Qualified- US History, Geography, Worlds History, Alaska History, Government - Various business credentials: Treasury Management, SBA 504 Lending certifications, others. MA, Data Mining & Education (2020)
Mr. Donald Schindler
My 5th year teaching in NW Arctic, and taught about 10 years overall. I have been a resident of the NANA region for over 3 decades. My wife Martha is from Selawik, and we have two daughters, Beverly and Stefani, both in college. One is studying physical therapy, the other ethnobotany and anthropology. Whew! I have done many things in my life, including working as a Director of an Economic Development Agency, NAB Finance Director, Grant Writer, dog musher, accountant, and prison volunteer. You name it, I've probably at least attempted it.
I have a degree in Sociology, nearly finished with a Master's, and am a Special Education teacher which means I teach everyone, but again this year mostly high school students. I love teaching, working with families, and figuring out what motivates students. My hobbies include playing guitar, data mining, and enjoying all kinds of sports.