Photos of Mentor Sites, Travels and Training
|Mentor Cheryl Childers snapped this photo of herself with fellow Mentor Marilee Nufer, whom she ran into at the Bethel Airport. An early sign of returning to a post-pandemic world. Photo: Cheryl Childers.|
|Caleb and Cali Taylor (left) stand next to Mentor Cheryl Childers, with Jack Ackerman. Photo: Cheryl Childers.||RyanTefft, India Knight, cheryl, Shayle Allen, and Kaedy Masters. Photo: Cheryl Childers.|
|Kat Deem is an ECT in Bethel. Photo: Sharon Barker-Attla.||Kat is standing next to a working wall, where she's prompting her students to think critically. Photo: Sharon Barker-Attla.|
|Emma Freestone is in her first year of teaching in Tuluksak. Photo: Sharon Barker-Attla.||Emma Freestone chats with one of her students. Photo: Sharon Barker-Attla.|
|Minto ECT, Rose Wolfe, works with her high school class. Photo: Sharon Barker-Attla.||Braxtyn Gerald, a high school teacher at Nenana High School, stands before her classroom. Photo: Sharon Barker-Attla.|
|Cullen Chandler is a first year teacher in Tuluksak. Photo: Sharon Barker-Attla.||Cullen leads a high school math lesson in his Tuluksak classroom. Photo: Sharon Barker-Attla.|
|Jack Ackerman and Teaching Assistant Henry Kanulie pose in front of their 2nd Grade classroom in Akiachak. Henry has started his coursework to become a teacher. Photo: Cheryl Childers.||People rush to a house fire in Akiachak, to assist with extinguishing it. Photo: Cheryl Childers.|
|Water hoses were used in addition to extinguishers to put out a house fire in Akiachak, at the end of October. Photo: Cheryl Childers.||Akiachak residents and teachers helped to extinguish the flames with extinguishers from all over the village. Photo: Cheryl Childers.|
|Mathew Taylor, a 1st year teacher in Akiachack, goes over a science lesson with his high school students. Photo: Cheryl Childers||Cali Taylor, a 1st year teacher in Akiachak, works with her 1st grade class. Photo: Cheryl Childers.|
|Arthur Taylor, a 2nd year ECT in Akiachak, meets with his mentor, Cheryl, on Halloween. Photo: Cheryl Childers.||Athos Spinola, a 2nd year ECT in Akiachak, works with his 3rd grade class. Photo: Cheryl Childers.|
|India Knight, a 1st year teacher in Nunapitchuk leads a 3rd grade science lesson in
motion and speed. Photo: Cheryl Childers.
||Ms. Knight's 3rd graders get a brain break with a ball game. Photo: Cheryl Childers.|
|Kaedy Masters, a 1st year ECT in Nunapitchuk, teaches a lesson in her high school level class. Photo: Cheryl Childers.||Mentor Cheryl visits 1st year ECT, Rosalie Schiedler (born and raised in the Philippines) and 2nd year ECT, Kathleen 'Lit' Naneng (born and raised in Bethel), at Gladys Jung Elementary in Bethel. Both ECTs are teaching 3rd grade. Photo: Cheryl Childers.|
|Miss Lit looks over a student's volcano art project after the class read and learned about this 'hot' topic. Photo: Cheryl Childers.||Michelle Fedran teaching 5 years in Tununak (2021). Had a mentors for two years. Photo: Cheryl Childers.|
|Miss Rose, as the students call her, records student responses at the white board for their English lesson on common and proper nouns. Photo: Cheryl Childers.||Mr. Ryan Teft, 2nd year ECT, leads HS students in an Algebra 1 lesson about solving absolute value equations.. Photo: Cheryl Childers.|
|Shayle Allen, 1st year teacher in Nunapitchuk. Photo: Cheryl Childers.||Ms. Allen works with her Nunapitchuk students on "CalendarHelp". Photo: Cheryl Childers.|
|TJ is a 2nd year teacher. Photo: Cheryl Childers.||Mentors need to find healthy meals while traveling! Photo: Cheryl Childers.|
|Hal Neace's Eek School ECTs in LKSD, Brittany Smith and Hannah Shovlin are both first-year educators. They were supposed to fly out of Eek in December, but flights were canceled. The school maintenance man took them by snowmachine to Bethel (a 2 hour ride) to catch the evening jet, where they managed to catch their flights for the holidays. Photo: Hal Neace.|
|Mentor Bob Williams, working remotely.||Mentor Ed Sotelo, working remotely.||An important message written by a student.|
|Molly Nelson, 1st year teacher, in her Tok 4th grade classroom. Photo: Sharon Attla.||Mentor Sharon Attla meets with her ECTs via Zoom. Photo: Sharon Attla.
|One of Sharon's ECTs, Jessica Winkler, also a 1st year teacher in Tok, works on lessons. Photo: Sharon Attla.||Jessica Winkler works with her students. Photo: Sharon Attla.|
|Tamara Trefon is a 1st year teacher at Ayaprun Elitnaurvik School in Bethel which is a Yup'ik Immersion school. She teaches the entire Yugtun curriculum. Photo: Cheryl Childers.||Cathy McIntyre is teaching Yugtun reading, writing and
science for 2nd & 3rd grade in her home village. Photo: Cheryl Childers.
|Layers of clouds parting revealing rivers flowing in the Anaktuvuk Pass area. Photo: Lindy Kinn.|
|Mentor Hal Neace is surrounded by 5th graders in Brett Steven's classroom in Utgiagvik. Photo: Brett Stevens.||Mentor Lindy Kinn took this photo while traveling over Anaktuvuk Pass.|
|A second grader in Pt. Lay sews mittens. Photo: Hal Neace.||Sunrise near Utgiagvik. Photo: Hal Neace.|
|Barrow High School Football team in Utqiaġvik hosts a game playing a visiting village. Photo: Hal Neace.||Flying over Point Hope. Photo: Hal Neace.|
|Margaret Baca a 1st year teacher in Tanana, where a couple of puppies sometimes follow her to school. Photo: Sharon Attla||The Brooks Range protrudes above a blanket of clouds. Photo: Lindy Kinn.|
|A second grader in Pt. Lay sews mittens. Photo: Hal Neace.||The Arctic Ocean near Utqiagvik Notice the polygonal shape of the permafrost in the foreground. Photo: Hal Neace.|
|Utgiagvik's directional sign. Photo: Hal Neace.||Point Hope Beach. Photo: Hal Neace.|
|Making akutaq in the classroom. Photo: Hal Neace.||Mentor Hal Neace poses with Frieda Grierson, one of his ECTs. Photo: Hal Neace.
|A boardwalk in Noatak begins where the road ends. Photo: Chris Walker.
||Tuttu is 'Caribou' in Iñupiaq. This poster board outside a NWABSD classroom also labels the other parts of the tuttu. Photo: Chris Walker.
|Atchagat is 'Alphabet' in Iñupiaq. Notice there are 24 Iñupiaq letters, many that are in English, and some that aren't.
Photo: Chris Walker.
||Chris Walker's ECT in Noatak ended up adopting a dog while teaching in the village. Photo: Chris Walker.
| Flying over the Noatak river. Photo: Chris Walker.
||Mentor Maureen Petrunic rides a sled pulled by a snowmachine to the airstrip in a SWRSD village. Photo: Chris Walker.|
|Ikiliqiri (definition soon to come). Photo: Chris Walker.
||An encouraging shoe shelf in the school of one of Chris' village sites. Photo: Chris Walker.
|The signboard outside of Ms. Meredith's classroom is filled with thank you notes to Mentor Chris Walker,
from the students. Photo: Chris Walker.
||Mentor Chris Walker arranged the donation of books to area schools. Photo: Chris Walker.
| The Kuskokwim ice road is a method of travel in the SW region. Photo: Courtesy of Sandi Immel-Boyd.
|| The porch leading to the Nuiqsut teacher housing is packed with wind blown snow. Photo: Lindy Kinn.
|Mentor Lindy Kinn with her ECT Steven Bridwell, helping to make qaspeqs. Photo: Courtesy of Lindy Kinn.||Small planes are also called "taxi's" in rural Alaska. Photo: Sandi Immel-Boyd.
|A map lights up mentor sites where their ECTs are. Photo: K-12 Outreach Staff.
||Mentors share efforts working on a group art project. Photo: K-12 Outreach Staff.|
|The Sun illuminates mentors as they work together on the shared art project. Photo: K-12 Outreach Staff.||Trish Johnsten was ASMP Coordinator for numerous years. Photo: Monique Musick.
|Mentors spill down the stairs at the Anchorage BP Center. Photo: K-12 Outreach Staff.
||Mentors, ECTs, Staff and leaders gather to meet and discuss issues. Photo: K-12 Outreach Staff.|
|Michelle Thomason and Kellie Pitman share with each other and teachers, information about ASMP. Photo: K-12 Outreach Staff.||Laurel Dietz was the ASMP Lead Researcher for a number of years. Here she's speaking with Mentor
Charlie Costello. Photo: K-12 Outreach.
| Mentor Marie Angaiak speaks with Anchorage State Representative Andy Josephson. Photo: K-12 Outreach staff.
|| Michelle Thomason and Kellie Pitman speaking with Anchorage educators. Photo: K-12 Outreach staff.
| Outside the BP Center in Anchorage, in August, during ASMP's Startup for mentors. Photo: K-12 Outreach staff.
|| Mentors post huge worksheets in the room of what they're learning and using in their mentoring trade. Photo: K-12 Outreach Staff.
|Mentor Dave Boyd takes a break at the Start Up workshop. Photo: K-12 Outreach Staff.
||Betty Walters and Kirstie Willean discuss some of the finer points of mentoring. Photo: K-12 Outreach Staff.|
|Mentors Debbie Hawkins and Cathé Rhodes share examples of methods in mentoring. Photo: K-12 Outreach Staff.||Laurel Dietz (on right) with Education Northwest's Monica Cox, at the Start Up social event. Photo: K-12 Outreach.
| Mentors Sue McIntosh and Marie Angaiak join ASMP Program Coordinator Trish Johnston
enjoy a break, walking on the Coastal Trail. Photo: K-12 Outreach staff.
|| Woody Wilson works on some of the training assignments given to mentors by their trainers. Photo: K-12 Outreach staff.
|Mentor Sue McIntosh listens intently to the discussion at Mentor Start Up. Photo: K-12 Outreach Staff.||Mentors, Staff and Leaders attend a social gathering in the evening following Start Up activities. Photo: K-12 Outreach.
|Cultural Coordinators Jan Littlebear humors her companion as she deflects the camera. Photo: K-12 Outreach staff.
|| Beth Hartley and John Nielsen work together on some training exercises. Photo: K-12 Outreach staff.
|K-12 Cultural Board Advisors and veteran teachers Arnaq Yurrliq Nita Rearden and Esther Ilutsik share their cultural knowledge with the mentors. Photo: K-12 Outreach Staff.||Arnaq Esther Ilutsik answers mentors' questions. Photo: K-12 Outreach.
| Mentors Brenda Luthi and Ann Ness take questions following their presentation to their colleagues. Photo: K-12 Outreach staff.
|| Mentors Hal Neace and Carol Jerue discuss their presentation with fellow mentors. Photo: K-12 Outreach staff.
| Mentors Cyndi Petrovich and Kris Spellman discuss the finer points of mentoring. Photo: K-12 Outreach staff.
||Mentors Dave Boyd, Sue McIntosh, Debbie Hawkins, Cathé Rhodes and Chris Walker continue discussion following a Start Up session. Photo: K-12 Outreach staff.|
| Staff members Eric Muehling and Craig Baldwin took interested mentors out for an Equinox training run after a long day of mentor
training. Photo: Eric Muehling.
||UA President Patrick Gambell and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dana Thomas present at ASMP Start Up for the mentors. Photo: K-12 Outreach staff.|
|Mentors Charlie Costello, Ed Sotelo, Deb McCabe and Kellie Pitman continue discussing mentor topics following a Start Up session. Photo: K-12 Outreach staff.||Cultural Coordinator Jan Littlebear presents material to the mentors. Photo: K-12 Outreach staff.|
|Mentors Lindy Kinn and Marie Angaiak continue their discussion in the hallways of K-12 Outreach offices. Photo: K-12 Outreach staff.||Mentors and K-12 Staff listen to President Gambell. Photo: K-12 Outreach staff.|
|Mentors went for walks on University trails in the evening.. Photo: K-12 Outreach staff.||President Gambell and Vice President of Academic Affairs presenting to the mentors and K-12 Staff. Photo: K-12 Outreach staff.|
|Mentors Woody Wilson and Diane Klatt work together on an assignment. Photo: K-12 Outreach staff.||Arnaq Esther Ilutsik answers questions from her ASMP audience. Photo: K-12 Outreach staff.|