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 things we will do. I was born and raised here in Ketchikan and love the many resources we have available to us. 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 am Alaska Native (Haida) and am 26 years old. I am also a soon to be wife to Jason Gubatayao <3 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. I love the open and inviting environment of this school 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!