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Iñupiaqsiñiga Qavviaq. Taniksiñiga Madrigal. This will only be my second year teaching at Ipalook. I'm really excited to return. Before teaching at Ipalook, I taught at Trapper for a few years, and before that, I taught in Glennallen and Fort Yukon.
I have a Master's degree in Elementary Teaching, I'm a reading specialist, and I have a few other minor certifications, too. I have seen students make incredible gains in the course of only a year when they take responiblity for their learning and work hard to meet their goals. My goal is to keep them motivated and make them owners of their education.
In my spare time, I like to try new recipes, I love to read, I like to do things with my kids, and I like to spend time at work. I'm kind of nerd when it comes to teaching. I also love learning new things. Thanks to my amazing co-worker, Sikkattuaq, I am learning how to make atiqlut.My husband, Arth, works at Ilisagvik College. He's ridiculously good-looking. We have three children, Asiaq, Qavvik, and Kigugiyakii. Each one of them is unique and precious to me, just like my students. I am also a foster mom, so I get to have bonus kids sometimes. It's always hard to let them go, but I'm so lucky to spend time with them.Here are some pictures of my family, because I couldn't just pick ONE!
Aapaga Mike. Aakaga Debbie. Vorcet kuayaaguruηa. They were both teachers, but my dad is retired now. Malguk nukaaluqtuηa, taniksiñiktik Jonathan and Brian. They are both married (to teachers!) and I have three nieces and two nephews. We only see each other once a year, but I love my family.