Gretchen has lived and worked in Anchorage since 1965. Her home has been Chugiak for over two decades as a teacher at Chugiak High School and a volunteer. Her passion for giving back to the community shows in her involvement in community councils, local boards, schools, youth activities and the arts. Let's help her represent us and bring equity and balance to the public safety, transportation and educational needs in our district.
Education Master of Science - Negotiation and Dispute Resolution -Creighton University School of Law, Werner Institute Bachelor of Arts - Speech Communication (minor Mass Communication) - University of Denver Teacher Certification - Secondary 7-12 - University of Alaska Anchorage High School - A.J. Dimond High School Employment Alaska High School Teacher - 24 years, 21 at Chugiak H.S UAA Adjunct Professor, Communications - 18 years (Chugiak-Eagle River, JBER and Anchorage) Freelance Writer (current) Substitute Teaching with ASD (current) Doyon Universal Services, Learning and Development Mgr Public Relations Director - Girl Scouts Chugiak Student Newspaper Advisor Chugiak Yearbook Advisor Debate Coach and ASAA State Tournament Director Middle School Hockey Coach - ASD Volunteer Work Chugiak Birchwood Eagle River Rural Road Service Area Alternate Alaska Writers Guild, Past President Professional Mediators of Alaska - Board Member Alaska Women for Political Action - President-elect Arctic Winter Games - Table Tennis Coach AEA Negotiations Team AEA Bargaining Budget Team - Contract 2000 Member ASD Curriculum, Graduation, and Budget Committees Lifelong Girl Scout - Scout, Troop leader, Service unit manager, Field Executive, Day Camp Director Mediator - Small Claims and Landlord/Tenant - Alaska Court System Long Term Care Ombudsman Volunteer Journalism Education Association AHA Squirt Hockey Coach And More! (There just isn't room.)
Awards and Honors Master Journalism Educator Girl Scout Volunteer Honor Pin Ernest Gruening Award for School and Community Service Inaugural Free Spirit, Free Speech Conf. in Washington D.C. - Alaska Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism Education First Class Girl Scout Caregiver for family member with Alzheimer's - 10 years
Hobbies and interests Writing, Acting, Table Tennis, Sewing, Travel, Web Design and Alaska
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