Hello Deering! My name is Valerie Dawn and this is my fourth year at Deering School. I am from Kodiak, Alaska, and attended Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage where I received my bachelors in Education K-8.
I enjoy the outdoors, sports, hunting and fishing. Sports have been a big part of my life. I have participated in basketball, volleyball, native youth olympics, dance and roller derby.
Last year I had a blast with my students and I am so thankful to be here for another year. I hope to learn more from the community members here, as well as, other community members in the arctic. This year I would like to learn more Inupiaq!!
This is going to be another awesome year in Deering! Go Northern Lights!!!