Degrees and Certifications:
Associates in Early Childhood BA in Elementary Education (K-8) Highly Qualified in Elementary Education
Mrs. Lisa Cronk
My name is Lisa Cronk and my family and I are fairly new to Valdez, but not Alaska. We made the move from Bethel, Alaska in 2018, where we lived for 14 years. I grew up in Michigan and met my husband, Dave, at college. We made the move to Alaska right after college for a teaching adventure. I had my associates in early childhood, but had yet completed my bachelors in education. While working as a Special Education aide for 7 years, Dave and I had two beautiful daughters, Sydney (12 years old) and Zoey (8 years old).
I continued my college classes while working and mom-ing and completed my bachelors degree in elementary education in 2011. I started my teaching career as a preschool teacher (1 year) and moved to teaching 1st grade right after. I stayed in first grade for 4 years and really developed a love for what I do. Last year, I had an opportunity to move to 3rd grade and give change a try. It was fun to teach some kiddos that I had previously had in first grade and see how they’ve grown!
I am excited to be back again in first grade at a wonderful school! We have made Valdez our new home and really love taking part in the community and all it has to offer. We love the outdoors and feel like this is the perfect place for us.