Mentor Biography

Carolyn Tague


After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Special Education (K-12) from Pennsylvania State University, Carolyn taught in the Philadelphia area, Las Vegas, and the Mat-Su Valley before coming to Anchorage in 1993. She has worked in the area of Special Education for twenty-four years in a variety of roles, including resource room teacher, self-contained classroom teacher for children with behavioral and emotional needs, Department Chair, and Special Education Teacher Consultant.

Carolyn's particular areas of interest are working with students with challenging behaviors as well as and working with diverse populations. Her experience volunteering in Africa has provided her an opportunity to work with children and adults in a culture and setting distinctly different from her own.


"I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework."
—Lily Tomlin


This quote epitomizes the teacher I have aspired to be. As a mentor, my goal is the same. By inspiring beginning teachers, I can help them both inspire and be inspired by their students. This circle of learning is without limit and I have the privilege of learning from them all.