Director, Northwest Campus - Barbara Amarok
Director of the Northwest Campus
623 East Front Street, Nome, AK, 99762
For more than thirty years, Amarok has worked in the fields of adult education, cultural education, elementary education, secondary education administration and university education in Nome. While employed, she earned her master’s degree in educational leadership through UAA and a doctoral degree in Indigenous education through UAF.
Amarok received the Alaska Federation of Natives Educator of the Year Award in 2015.
She has served on the Nome Public Schools Board of Education since 2010, where she
has been president for three years and vice president for one, and currently serves
on the Board of Directors for the Association of Alaska School Boards and on the advisory committees of five
UAF graduate students. She is also a member of the UA College of Education Advisory
Council, the Alaska Native Collaborative Hub for Research on Resilience, and the Nome
Public Schools Equity Committee. In 2018, Amarok traveled to Nuuk, Greenland, and
contributed to the Inuit Circumpolar Conference Inuit Education Summit Outcomes document.
She has taught ED 420 (Alaska Native Education) to Bering Strait educators since 2011
and now also teaches ED 193 (Introduction to Teaching) for high school students in
the Bering Strait region.
She is the daughter of Mary Ann Amarok Tiffany (born and raised in Nome) and Warren I. Tiffany (stepfather). She attended her first year of school in Nome before her family moved for her stepfather’s career. She returned to Nome after earning her bachelor’s degree in elementary education.