Hi! My name is Sonia Herrmann and I am originally from Los Angeles, California. I worked as a land surveyor for 21 years before receiving my preliminary teaching credential at California State University, Bakersfield. In 2010 I got hired in Bering Strait School District in Savoonga. I taught First Grade for three years and met David, the Math/Science teacher. We got married in 2013 and transferred to Golovin where I taught grades 1, 2, and 3.
Last year we went on sabbatical and traveled the USA in our RV where we experienced amazing events from kayaking a glacier lake in McCarthy to helping endangered sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico!
I feel blessed to return to BSSD and join the Stebbins community as the new Fourth Grade teacher! We are going to have a fantabulous (fantastic + fabulous) school year!
I was born and raised in St. Michael, Alaska. I moved to Stebbins in 1995 and have worked at WBB School for 6 years.
Before coming to work for the school I had a variety of positions, including Administration for Native Americans (ANA) Coordinator, Certified Community Health Aide Practitioner/EMT III, and St. Michael Postmaster.
I’ve also held volunteer positions on the Board of Directors for Tapraq, Inc. - a non-profit social service organization, on the City Council for both Stebbins and St. Michael, and have been an AEC member here in Stebbins.
Working at the school I like watching the children learn and grow together, and I enjoy helping to instill unity and pride with the children and community.
When I’m not at work I love to cook and bake. I love to subsistence gather and hunt with family and friends. I love basketball and watching movies.
This school year I’m looking forward to being a basketball coach to create unity, pride, and confidence in our children, school and community.