Mentor Biography

Jenny Carlson


I graduated from Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire in 1983 and earned degrees in Special Education, Regular Education and a minor in Art. I taught Special Education in a rural New Hampshire Elementary School for one year then traveled west where I spent the next three years in Eugene, Oregon. My adventurous spirit and desire for more diverse cultural experiences drew me to Alaska where I taught Special Education and Kindergarten for the next twenty-five years. In addition, my husband Todd and I take great pleasure in raising our children, McKenzie and Sam.

When I am not teaching, I enjoy beadwork, jewelry making, skiing, hiking, spending time at my remote cabin and playing with my grandson Sawyer.

I am excited about sharing my joy of teaching with early career teachers as I work with the dedicated and experienced mentors of this great program. I look forward to offering ongoing support and encouragement as I work along side these professionals. I truly believe that this project is a critical component to teacher and student success and am honored to have the opportunity to be part of it.