Mentor Biography

Lynn Weckesser


2004-2007, 2023-present

Lynn's educational credentials includes a B.A. in special education from the State University of New York at Geneseo, an M.A. in special education from Nazareth College of Rochester, a principal endorsement from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and a superintendent endorsement from the University of Alaska, Southeast. She has been teaching in Alaska since 1984. In the Iditarod Area School District, Lynn has experience in a variety of special education and elementary teaching positions and has also served as a principal. At the college level, Lynn is a University of Alaska Fairbanks adjunct instructor.


"I think the best thing about being a teacher is making a difference in children's lives. As I begin my third year of mentoring, I am looking forward to the professional growth and collegiality among teachers new to teaching, veterans, and mentors."