Ms. Theresa Cowden



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Ms. Theresa Cowden

To contact me, please call the school at extension 2428, or email at

This year was a NY Road trip and Australia!  Uuvlaalautaq!  I've worked in Bush AK for 5 years now and taught in Hawaii 10 years. I hope to retire from here and enjoy Selawik for the next many years. I teach HS English.  I have a passion for reading and hope the students will find value in their reading skills and book enjoyment. I hope to get to know all my parents and ALL Elders soon.  I enjoy playing violin and organ for church and funerals. Music is a big part of my life and I hope to share that passion with the students. My faith is a big part of who I am and I enjoy the faithful people of Selawik that I have met and have been so welcoming to me.

I have a BS in Special Ed K-12, I have an MS in Reading, and an MS in TESOL.  I worked hard and graduated from all my classes with a 4.0 from shear work. I hope to encourage students to follow their hearts to do whatever they are interested in as adults for careers and subsistence and passions they have. 

Road Trip in NY
Swim with Whale Sharks Australia