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Meet your teacher

My name is Samantha Cook (formally Marchant) and this is my 11th year teaching.  I have been teaching Kindergarten for the past ten years, but have also taught one year at the preschool level. I have spent most of my teaching career in rural Alaska, teaching for Bering Strait School District in the small village of Elim, AK.  I completed my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education at the University of WI Oshkosh. I completed my M.Ed in Cross Cultural Education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  I'm very excited for my fifth year teaching in the community of Valdez!