Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. English (minor in Theatre) M.ED. Secondary Education M.F.A Creative Writing (in progress)

Ms. Keriann Gilson

Ms. Gilson grew up right here in Valdez. She is thrilled to be back again as an adult teaching high school English. She began her teaching career in Sitka, where she spent two years teaching A/P, Creative Writing, Theatre, Speech/Debate, and Surveying Literature. From there, she moved to Kenai, where she taught 10th grade World Literature for two years before applying to Valdez. In her spare time, she enjoys cross-stitching, crafting, writing, and spending time with her cat.

Ms. Gilson earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Theatre and her Master's degree in Secondary Education from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She is currently finishing her M.F.A in Creative Writing through University of Alaska Anchorage. 

Ms. Gilson will be teaching 10th & 12th grade English and Speech/Debate.