Hello! My name is Corrie, and while I’m more than a bit late to this party, it’s been both interesting and enlightening to go through and read the posts and links you’ve put on here since the class started. I am relatively new to Alaska, having moved here just 11 months ago, but I really love living in this great state. I’ve wanted to move to Alaska for a number of years, and when I met Larry Meath at the ATP Job Fair in 2013 I decided to give UAF’s School of Education a try. It’s been a busy and eye-opening year as I work on my student teaching and my Master’s of Education. I didn’t know much about North Pole, AK when I was assigned to North Pole High School, but it has turned out to be a great internship placement. I’m doing a dual certification in physics and math, but I am also teaching two sections of Earth Science. I have a pretty diverse background; I studied both astrophysics and anthropology. Teaching science and math in a cross-cultural context seemed like a great way to combine my skills and interests, so like many other people, I headed north to The Last Frontier!