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Former teacher gets 2 years in prison for sexual abuse

...Spurr Elementary School in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Anchorage police say Schwantes was a third- and fourth-grade teacher at the school from 1968 to 1993.Schwantes later worked as a substitute teacher for the Anchorage School District...
Off the Beaten Path: Kids in the woods

...studying the thorny ginseng plant. My eldest niece, Kiah, is studying jokulhlaup (glacier dam bursts) with her fourth-grade teacher Angie Wright. She can actually pronounce the word correctly, which alone is deserving of an A grade. My youngest...
Teacher accused of assaulting child

...Anchorage police and Anchorage School District officials are investigating an allegation that an award-winning fourth-grade teacher assaulted a child during a field trip last week, school officials said Thursday. "We are taking this very seriously...
Yukon calling

...O'Daniel had never set foot in a canoe. For the rest of this week, paddling is her life. O'Daniel, 54, a fourth-grade teacher at Mendenhall River Community School, is one of two Juneau residents participating in the sixth annual Yukon...
Riter, Ballard to marry

...Kimberly Riter. She is a graduate of Dimond High School and the University of Alaska Anchorage, and is employed as a fourth grade teacher at Ursa Major Elementary in Anchorage. The groom-elect is the son of William and Marcia Ballard. He is a graduate...
O'Daniel reaches Dawson by canoe

...The race started Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. Yukon time in Whitehorse. The O'Daniel siblings - Kathy is a fourth-grade teacher at Mendenhall River Community School, and John runs the hardware store in Skagway - finished 24th out of the...
Ketchikan: Fourth-grader wins trip to space camp

...Tatsuda's IGA - asked students to consider how space exploration could benefit their home town. Prince said her fourth-grade teacher at the Ketchikan Charter School, Dave White, suggested she enter the contest. "I thought it would be a good...
Alaska Digest

...who voted Monday supported the contract. "I think it's a good jumping-off point," said Jim Schewe, a fourth-grade teacher at Tudor Elementary School. "I think everyone's relieved we have a one-year contract. Now it's time to...
Incredible spirit of giving

...and respected by all JDHS students involved in the production (and their parents). Ms. Becky Engstrom, a fourth-grade teacher at Gastineau Elementary, choreographed and taught 17 dance numbers to cast members almost every day for months...
Harborview council to formally request additional teacher

...difficult, but here's what the site council sees as best for Harborview,'" said council member and Harborview fourth-grade teacher Tom McKenna.Harborview is dealing with class sizes larger than the approved pupil-to-teacher ratio of 22-to-1...


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