English Language Arts
Jaimie Gleissner Leusch
My name is Jaimie Gleissner Leusch and I grew up in Rochelle, Illinois (a small farm town in the northern part of the state).
After graduating from Illinois State University in 2010, I decided to take a summer job at Yes Bay Lodge, just outside of Ketchikan, Alaska. This experience made me fall in love with the state and living remotely. Upon earning my second degree in Publishing Studies, I knew I wanted to be back in Alaska as soon as possible.
Little did I know, the desire to be in Alaska would lead me to the wonderful village of Stebbins. This will be my 6th year in the community. My husband, Eric, and I are blessed to share our time here with our son, Townes.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, writing, crocheting, watching and playing sports, and being outside. Hiking, fishing, snowshoeing, and camping are some of my favorite activities.
My name is Andrew Larsen. I live in Yakutat Alaska. I have been teaching in Alaska for 13 years. I graduated from Southern Utah University with a Bachelor in Science degree in Education.
I hold minors also in Art and Biology, and I have also worked many years in small engine and automotive industry.
I am excited to start my fourth year in Stebbins teaching woods, welding, and fabrication lab. I have had a very positive experience in Stebbins with the students, parents and staff. I also have enjoyed the hunting and outdoors and being able to be a part of the rich culture in Stebbins.
Waqaa! I’m back for my 5th year teaching High School and look forward to a fun and rewarding year for all!
I grew up in New Jersey near mountains, woods, NY City and the real Jersey shore. I loved to ski, bike, camp, draw and shoot archery. I have a BS in Engineering from the University of Illinois and worked in the power industry in Chicago before moving to Texas where I raised my 3 children & learned to ski on water and sail. I also learned, and loved, to teach. I owned a coffee house where students came to chat, listen to music and play games. What fun!
I earned my M.S.Ed at Drexel University in Pennsylvania. Jason, my better half, and I lived in Perkiomenville – a Lenni-Lenape name (Jason is part Lenape) meaning cranberries. We’d kayak and fish in the backyard creek and bike and run on the trail alongside it. I worked teaching children to explore the life it holds. Jason & I now spend summer in Missouri where my grandkids, including Olivier, live. He had such fun in Stebbins last year, thank you!
Lon is going on his 8th year as science teacher here at Stebbins. He is teaching Biology, Environmental Science, Physical Education, Cooking, and Health this year. Mr. Gillas has 3 sons, a daughter, and 11+ grandkids.
I grew up in Portland, Oregon but spent many summers visiting my family in Ketchikan, Alaska. These visits are what eventually inspired me to look for a job teaching in this great state.
I went to college in Oklahoma where I met Mrs. Micala. I earned my undergraduate degree in History and Pre-Law at Oklahoma Christian University and my Masters in Teaching at Harding University.
This will be my fifth year teaching at Stebbins.
Secondary Para Educators
I grew up in Stebbins, AK. I have worked at Stebbins School going on ten years.
Before I got a permanent position at the school, I worked as a substitute aide. I also worked as a seafood processor.
What I like most about working here is the environment.
When I’m not working at the school I like camping, hunting, and boating.
This year I’m looking forward to having fun.