Hello Families! I am so glad to be your student’s teacher this year! I look forward to getting to know you and your student and cannot wait for the fun and exciting thing we will do. I was born and raised here in Ketchikan and have a passion for sharing with others the wonderful things we can do with the resources and environment we have here. I am Alaska Native (Haida) and am 25 years old. I earned my BA in Elementary Education from UAS and plan to start my Masters program during the Summer of 2018. I greatly enjoy working with kids and thrive off of the many challenges and rewards this profession brings. This will be my 3rd year at Tongass School of Arts and Sciences. The first year, I was student teaching in the 3/4 classroom and last year was my first year as the Prek/Kindergarten teacher. I love the open and inviting environment this school has and I strongly believe in it’s philosophy of education. Some of my favorite things are the things most Alaskan’s enjoy. I enjoy fishing, hunting, and LOVE gathering during the summer months and try to live as sustainably as I can with my boyfriend of 5 years. I aim to integrate my passions as well as my Haida culture into my teaching practices whenever and wherever I can. I love my job and I enjoy the continuous and ongoing professional development that is required to be the best educator I can be.