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    Contact information:
    (907) 826-3274
    vjames@craigschools.com

     

     

  • VANESSA JAMES

     

    Teacher: 2nd Grade

     

    Education: 

    • BA Interdisciplinary Studies - Fort Lewis College, Durango Colorado
    • Master's of Education: Reading Specialist, University of Alaska Southeast

     

    Professional Interests:
    I absolutely love teaching! Working with children has always been a passion of mine. My goal as an educator is to inspire and challenge young minds in a safe and supportive environment. While integrating state standards, I strive to honor the whole child. I love to incorporate real-world learning opportunities to supplement the curriculum and prepare children to be successful outside our classroom door.  



    At Craig Schools: Since August 2009

     

    In Alaska since: I was born and raised in Alaska!

     

    Favorite aspect of job:
    The small moments! Those snapshots of students feeling success! The smiles and laughs we share each day. Morning hugs, high fives, and handshakes. All the little things bring joy each day as a classroom teacher.

     

    Hobbies and other interests:
    Coaching basketball and cross country. I enjoy kayaking, hiking, fishing, and being outdoors with family and friends. I also like traveling and exploring new places.