Early Childhood


Sophia Pantelis

Hi! My name is Sophia Pantelis and I am very happy to be here at Tukurngailnguq School. I have been in the education field for the past 16 years stateside and internationally working in educational development and capacity building, policy, early childhood, and special education.

I started my career working in the Boston Public Schools as a special education teacher in a title one urban district school. After completion of my graduate studies I went into field work through the U.N and UNICEF collaborative grants based in NYC and in-field programs. I went into full time over seas government and private projects with the Ministries of Education in Abu Dhabi in the U.A.E, Brunei Darussalam, and Kuwait working on initiatives of each particular country’s mission per contract.

It is my passion to help those in need and to go where we are called. “We” is my family, my husband is an educator too! We enjoy trekking around the globe pursuing our passion in education with our two children Lucas and Demi. We feel very blessed on our new endeavor of works in the village of Stebbins with the Bering Strait School District in Alaska.