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Mrs. Tauga Shiery

My journey to becoming a teacher began during my senior year of high school. I was awarded an Elementary Education Internship and spent part of my school day working in elementary classrooms. After graduation, I moved to Florida for an adventure! I completed my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education at Florida State University with a minor in Multicultural Studies and English as a Second Language. My next adventure was moving to Utah to begin my teaching career. I taught first grade in Utah for 15 years. My graduate work was completed at the University of Texas. I earned a Master of Education in Literacy Curriculum and Instruction. I also completed the Science of Reading graduate level program Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling.

In 2022, my family of four fulfilled a lifelong dream of relocating to Alaska. I look forward to raising my children here and learning more about my new hometown.

It is an honor to teach some of Alaska's Finest here in Valdez!