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Mrs. Cerise Grist
HA, HA, HA!
Yes that's me a gajillion years ago. Nice to start off with a laugh. Anyway, I have been teaching at Kali since 2013 and have loved almost every minute of it. (It's hard to love everything in February isn't it) I am here with part of my family; my husband Alan the bus driver and my daughter Sara the high school student. My son, AC, is a young adult still living back down south.
We are originally from Tennessee and Georgia, where we were born and raised. Our extended families are still there so we go back in the summer and at Christmas to spend time with them. I taught from PreK to 7th grade for about 15 years in Tennessee and Georgia, my favorite grades to teach are the ones I'm teaching now.
I came to the North Slope through my friend/sister Kathleen Fisher who has taught in the North slope since 2007 - she is now in Kaktovik. I was very sad when her family left the south to make their home in the North Slope and it only took me about 8 years to follow her up here. I am so glad we did.