During these uncertain times one thing has been crystal clear; Alaska educators will rise to meet any challenge. Teachers and Education Support Professionals across the state are going above and beyond to meet the needs of students. From quickly adapting to online learning, to delivering meals to hungry kids, our members are showing their versatility, and dedication to their profession.

Here are a handful of stories from across Alaska. If you have a story you’d like to share, please send it to info@neaalaska.org. Thank you to each and every one of you for all that you do.

Students at Riverbend Elementary School in Juneau surprised their teacher Marnita Coenraad with a parade in front of the school.

Teachers at West High School in Anchorage send a virtual message to their seniors during this tough time.

Music Teacher Brandon Smith at Dillingham Elementary School records videos for his students from his home office.

Education Support Professionals and staff at Kodiak Island Borough School District extended free meal service to students to Saturdays and Sundays.

Educators at North Pole Elementary put on a staff parade three days in a row following their students’ bus and walking routes.

Educators in Shaktoolik deliver meals to students while dressed in costume to bring an extra smile to their faces!

Staff at Pearl Creek Elementary in Fairbanks have a message for their students.

Teachers from the North Slope Borough School District hosted a vehicle parade around Utqiagvik for their students.

Educators at Mirror Lake Middle School in Chugiak shared a virtual message to their students.

Educators at Shaw Elementary School in Wasilla have a sweet message for their students and families.

Anchorage music teacher Elizabeth Knapp learns how to adapt her lessons to remote learning.

Staff at Thunder Mountain High School preform their school song as a message for their students. We love our Falcons!