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Best Wishes in Retirement Sharon Gramstad

Sharon Gramstad is retiring after 30-plus years of service to the university.  Please join us as we congratulate her and wish her the very best in her retirement. A reception will be held on Jan. 31 in her honor between 3-5 p.m. in Butrovich 109.

Sharon’s University of Alaska IT Career Ladder
• Analyst Programmer, July 2012 – present, OIT Enterprise Applications Services
• Analyst Programmer, June 2004 – June 2012, Statewide Financial Systems
• Programmer, July 2001 – June 2004, Statewide Financial Systems, EPSCoR
• Programmer, March 2000 – July 2001, ITS User Services, Application Services
• Analyst/Consultant, April 1997 – March 2000, SOIS Computing Support Services
• Analyst, May 1995-April 1997, UACN Production Services
• Coordinator, May 1990-May 1995, UACN Production Systems
• Change Management Coordinator, November 1987-May 1990, UACN Production Systems
• Coordinator, Data Entry and Change Management, January 1984 - November 1987, UACN Production Systems
• Operator I, August 1982-January 1984, UACN Data Entry

In retirement, Gramstad plans on spending time relaxing at first, spoiling her granddaughter, working on her mandolin music and picking up the ‘pocket saxaphone.’ She wants to get into the habit of sleeping in until 8 a.m. and not going out into the cold if she doesn’t want to. There will be gardening and playing in the dirt, traveling and enjoying life with family and friends.

Alaska Teacher Placement Welcomes New Manager

Toni McFadden

Started Oct. 4, 2013

Alaska Teacher Placement Manager
K-12 Outreach

As Alaska Teacher Placement (ATP) Manager, Toni McFadden works in collaboration with Alaska School Districts to recruit and hire educators for the 54 school districts in Alaska. ATP hosts three job fairs, in and out of the state, holds online chats and virtual job fairs for information about teaching and living in Alaska, hosts an online application process for educators and districts, supports an online forum, webpage and provides support for educators. All services are free to educators looking for teaching positions in Alaska.

McFadden worked for the Fairbanks School district for the last 29 years. She taught elementary school for 17 years, was a principal for eight years, and was the Response to Instruction/Intervention Coordinator at the district office for four years.

She was born in California, but most of her childhood was between Kansas and Alaska. She's lived in Alaska full time since 1981.

McFadden studied at UAF and received her bachelor's degree in education in 1985. She received her master's degree in language and literacy and got her public school administration certification through UAF.

She is married to Dave Moser, and they have five children. She enjoys quilting, stained glass work, baking, reading and traveling.

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