Mrs. Alexis McColley-Edwardson

Welcome Families! I am so excited to be your students’ teacher this year. This will be my 3rd year at Tongass School of Arts and Sciences as one of the Pre-k/Kindergarten teachers. I love the team teaching approach this school follows.  The open and inviting environment of this school is wonderful and  I strongly believe in it’s philosophy of education. I aim to integrate my passions as well as my Haida culture into my teaching practices whenever and wherever I can. I cannot wait for the many fun and exciting adventures we will have! I greatly enjoy working with kids and thrive off of the many challenges and rewards this profession brings 🙂
My Education: I earned my BA in Elementary Education from UAS and graduated top of my class in summer 2016. I plan to start my Masters program during the Summer of 2018.
A little about me:  I was born and raised here in Ketchikan. Naturally I grew up loving and doing the many outdoor activities that are available to us. In my late teens and early twenties I developed a strong love for the many resources we have available to us. So of course I enjoy fishing, hunting, and gathering. Summers are spent filling up our freezer with meat and making handmade locally harvested salves, lotions, and preserved goods from our local area (I learn it all from my mother!!) . I am Alaska Native (Haida) and am 26 years old. I recently got married this July to Jason Gubatoyao.