Mentor Biography

Abby Qirvan Augustine


2012-2016, 2022 - to Present

Abby was born in Kwiguk, Alaska, and grew up in nearby Emmonak (Imangaq) on the Yukon delta. Abby is a retired Yup’ik language immersion teacher, one of the two founding teachers of Ayaprun Elitnaurvik Yup’ik Immersion School, Lower Kuskokwim School District in Bethel. She served for four years with the Alaska Statewide Mentor Project previously and is excited to return. She most recently served with SERRC (Southeast Regional Resource Center) as an Education Specialist focusing on development of Cultural Proficiency. She received her Master of Education in the area of Language and Literacy from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.


"As classroom teachers, building academic skills while instilling the love of learning are so important for our children. Just as important is nurturing the whole child by acknowledging their cultural identity and building on what they bring into the classroom. I'm looking forward to working with Early Career Teachers to provide quality learning in the most meaningful and challenging way for their students."