Associate Professor of Education
• Ed.D. University of Southern California
• M.A. Washington State University
• B.S. Lewis and Clark College
Instruction cannot leave students, teachers, parents, or the community hanging. Teaching must be relevant and connected to background experience and real life. I am delighted when I can help.
I joined the Alaska Pacific University Education Faculty in 2004 after 30 years working with the Anchorage School District. My Alaska certificates include K-6 teaching, K-12 principal, and superintendent. I have served in a variety of positions, including elementary principal, director of instructional support programs, and ESEA Title I coordinator.
I was selected as Alaska Distinguished Elementary Principal and later as Alaska’s National Distinguished Principal. I have taught, worked extensively with at-risk students, done research, and conducted teacher training. I served rural schools during the Alaska Native Claims fight, and assisted in program development, evaluation, and school board program planning. I am an Alaskan born and bred, and have spent my adult life giving back to our community.
Alaska Pacific University’s small class size, commitment to active learning, and impressive school practicum experiences are a wonderful opportunity for both students and professors!