Mr. Duane Sipary

Phone: 907-442-1877


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. History M.A. Elementary Education

Mr. Duane Sipary

My name is Duane Sipary and I am a 5th-grade teacher at JNES originally from Nulato, Alaska. I am qualified to teach K-8 and Secondary Social Studies. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in History from Gonzaga University. I received my Master’s in Elementary Education from the University of Alaska, Southeast, and am currently pursuing another graduate endorsement/degree in Special Education.

Over the past 15 years, I student taught in Nulato, taught middle school in Hooper Bay, and elementary in Bethel, Nunapitchuk, Deering, and JNES (1st year). I enjoy working with the upper elementary grades &, so far, also have been enjoying life in Kotzebue.  During my free time, I enjoy reading historical fiction, working out, running, & fur sewing.

Please feel free to contact me at the school if you have any questions regarding our Program, especially if you have students in our classroom. I like to emphasize that our classroom is open to visitors anytime. If you would like to come and observe or spend time with us for whatever reason, be sure to check in with the front office first.

Thank You – Duane’s 5th Grade Class