Mentor Biography

Carol VanDerWege


Carol received her B.A. at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, and her M.A. at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. She has lived in Colorado, Wyoming, and Alaska, and has worked as an elementary classroom teacher, reading specialist, staff development professional, and librarian. This year, Carol celebrates her 28th year as an educator.


"Teaching is great because we get to learn along with the children, encourage them to think for themselves, and watch the light bulbs light up in that 'Ah-ha!' moment. I look forward to mentoring because I enjoy the energy that working with new people brings. I also enjoy learning alongside the new teachers and getting to know the diverse Alaskan cultures."