Instructional Programs

Department Overview

Our primary goal is to help teachers and site administrators provide the best educational program possible for LKSD students in both Yup’ik and English. In order to meet this challenge, our responsibilities include all curriculum development and implementation, all state and district assessment, Yup’ik language and culture programs, staff development, and instructional support through grants, training and on-site services.

Instructional Programs sub-departments and programs include:

Department Leadership

Edward Pekar: Assistant Superintendent, Instructional Programs
Christina Robbins: Director, Elementary Education
Natalie Mikesell: Director, Secondary Education
Ashley Crace: Director, Special Education & Early Childhood Education
Delilah Hodge: Coordinator, Early Childhood Education & Migrant Education


Minnie Chase: Student Records Technician
Andy Gillilan: District Testing Coordinator
Kathrynn Gutleben: Registrar
Damon Oscar: Staff Development Specialist
Amy Vanasse: Education Specialist: System Coordinator
Jason Hankins, Instructional Coach / Tech Trainer
Mike Gehman: Education Specialist: ESSA Programs Manager



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