I've been working in rural Alaska for 15 years or so. I've got an M Ed from UAA K-8. I've taught in False Pass in a small school for the last two year and I've been the local administrator as well as teacher. I just finished my sped certificate and I'm ed leadership classes. I plan to do my internship this year. I'm interested in doing doctorate program if it pans out--the comps scare be a bit though. I use placed based culturally responsive project learning in my teaching. Last year we built a 17' dory, had a marine science and culture camps. I'm thinking of building a kayak, drums and bent wood visors this year--I was at the Aleut culture camp this summer in Anchorage and they got me all fired up.
I'm also working on designing a foam/fibergals composite dome building here in my home village of Stebbins.
My school has less than 10 students a we never know if they will keep it open the following year--we just take it one year at a time and hope and do our best.
It is interesting to read your posts--you are an interesting bunch. I'd be glad to be in a program with you and learn from you.