Degrees and Certifications:
A.S. Criminal Justice Administration Paralegal Certificate B.S Elementary Ed./ Sociology M.S Education/Linguistics
Ms. Grace Stroup
Hello! Welcome to my home page.
Originally I am from Pennsylvania, near Dutch Country. I have two amazing adult children who are independently on their own, they are my gold and silver. I enjoy reading, playing board games & logic puzzles, hiking, music, traveling and learning new things.
I have been teaching for 17 years and prior to my teaching, I was a social worker for 10 years. I have been very fortunate to be guided to teach in many different states surrounded by gorgeous environments. I have lived among the Utes in Colorado, the Lenape in Pennsylvania, The Navaho in Arizona, and the Kamath in Oregon. I appreciate all I have learned from community members and my travels.
I have always wanted to travel to Alaska and now I have made Noorvik my home. I have been the third-grade teacher for the last four years at Noorvik. I had the fortune of spending the summer in Noorvik having fun at Sandy Beach with community members. What a beautiful place to live, you have everything of importance here.
I enjoy getting to know my students and together uncover many hidden talents. I grow to love all my students and all the children, people, and animals of Noorvik. You may find me talking to community dogs as I walk in town. I feel so blessed to be here in this magical, beautiful place. I hope to continue to learn more about sustainable living from my experiences here and to become a part of the community in ways to serve, learn, and share.
I love being out in Nature and love our beautiful planet we call Earth. We need to take care of it the best we can. Nature holds so many lessons for us. I receive much wisdom from the mountains, rivers, trees, berries, and animals. This summer, I have been learning a lot from lessons the ravens have to teach.
I understand this is a challenging time we live in, but it is also a time to reflect and make changes in our lives where we can strive to become our best selves. The Inupiat are strong people, who brave severe weather conditions and ways of life, they help and support each other and I know this experience, by working together will make us stronger. We can do this! If we do not live in fear or worry, but in trust and have strength.
"Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one." -Bruce Lee