I moved to Alaska in 2012 after graduating from Hanover College in Southern Indiana. I learned about teaching in Alaska at a job fair in Indiana. The Lower Kuskokwim School District (LKSD) offered me a job teaching in Toksook Bay at Nelson Island School (NIS). NIS has apporximately 200 students in grades K-12 and the population of the village is about 600. I taught at NIS for 5 years, and in 2017 moved to Kenai to teach at Kenai middle school. I am currently pursuing a masters in learning design and technology from UAS.