Program Manager: 2019-Current
I grew up in rural Alaska with parents who were teachers. I received my B.Ed. in Elementary Education from UAF in 1989 and my M.Ed. in Language and Literacy from UAF in 2002. For 23 years I worked for the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District; 19 years as classroom teacher and four years as the district's K-6 Content Coach.
From 2013-2019 I had the privilege of being an ASMP mentor. Mentoring in Alaska is an unique, meaningful, and profound experience. The opportunities to learn and grow individually and with colleagues and early career teachers were tremendous.
This is my fourth year as the Program Manager. My admiration and respect for teachers is at an all-time high. It is an honor to support the dedicated, professional cadre of mentors who enthusiastically and tirelessly collaborate with their early career teachers, together reaching the vision of "giving every student in Alaska the benefit of a great teacher."