Alaska Statewide Mentor Project Photos


2019 ASMP Mentors

2021-2022 Mentors and Staff

Back left: Jan Littlebear, Ed Sotelo, Marilee Nufer, Sue McIntosh, Hal Neace, Glenda Findlay, Sandi Immel-Boyd, Reed Carlson, and Bob Williams.
Front row: Keiko Herrick, Brenda Luthi, Karen Doyle, Lesa Meath, Liz Will, Cheryl Childers, and Sharon Barker Attla

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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.  
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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 Kat
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 Emma
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.
Rose Braxtyn
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 Cullen
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Rose Ryan
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 Shayle
Shayle Allen, 1st year teacher in Nunapitchuk. Photo: Cheryl Childers. Ms. Allen works with her Nunapitchuk students on "CalendarHelp".  Photo: Cheryl Childers.
TJ Breakfast
TJ is a 2nd year teacher. Photo: Cheryl Childers. Mentors need to find healthy meals while traveling! Photo: Cheryl Childers.
ECT snowmachine ride to bethel
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.

Cathy McIntyre

Cathy McIntyre is a 1st year teacher in the dual language program in Tuntutuliak. Cathy is teaching Yugtun reading, writing and science for the 2nd and 3rd. grade. She is a graduate of UAF and is teaching in her home village.  Photo: Cheryl Childers.

Margaret Baca

Margaret Baca, a 1st year teacher in Tanana. Two puppies follow her to school from time to time and stay in her classroom until someone can bring them home. Photo: Sharon Attla


Tamara Trefron

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.

     Arctic Ocean Near Utqiagvik

Arctic Ocean near Utqiagvik (Barrow).  Photo: Hal Neace.

    Arctic Sunrise

Arctic sunrise near Utqiagvik. Photo: Hal Neace.

Hal and Shaun 

Mentor Hal Neace and his ECT in Utqiagvik, Shaun Cramsey.  

    Barrow High Football

Barrow High Football team plays a visiting team.  Photo: Hal Neace.

   Barrow Directional Sign 

Barrow/Utqiagvik directional sign.  Photo: Hal Neace.

    Barrow Whaling boats

Whaling boats scatter the beach in Barrow/Utqiagvik.  Photo: Hal Neace.

     Sunset in Pt. Hope

Looking southeast in September on the beach in Pt. Hope.  Photo: Hal Neace.

    Caribou Hides

Caribou hides dry on the railing of a building in Pt. Hope. Photo: Hal Neace.

2nd grader sews

A 2nd Grader sews mittens in cultural knowledge studies.  Photo: Hal Neace.

Hal and ECT
Hal with his ECT, Frieda Grierson in Pt. Lay.

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Pt. Lay student with her completed mittens.  Photo: Hal Neace.

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Another student displays her completed mittens.  Photo: Hal Neace.


Hal Utgiagvik photo 

Mentor Hal Neace is surrounded by 5th grade students in an Utqiaġvik
5th grade classroom.



Linda photo

Linda Frey took this photo of a plane she flew on to one of
her many site visits.


Sandi and Erin

Sandi Immel-Boyd with Early Career Teacher, Erin Charles, flying on a helicopter.

    Carol and Lottie

 Bethel teacher Loddie Ayaprun Jones stands
with her friend, Mentor Carol Jerue.