Kindergarten



Chris Michelone

Hello, my name is Christopher Michelone. I am from Central Pennsylvania. I graduated with a Bachelor degree in Elementary Education from Penn State University.

I am a sports fanatic. My favorite sports are hockey and golf as I have played them my entire life, but I am a lover of anything and everything involving sports. I am a very family oriented person. I have three younger siblings: a 20-year-old sister Ashley, a 14-year-old sister Olivia, and a 12-year-old brother Dominic. I have a girlfriend of 3 years, Lauren, who is going to school to be a Nurse Anesthetist.

I chose to be a teacher because I love kids and I feel a tremendous positive energy when I can help a young person in their development. I am excited for this opportunity that lies before me and look forward to learning as much as I can from the people in this community!

Agatha Pete

I am from Stebbins, and this year makes 10 years that I’ve been working at our school.

My first job out of high school was as a cashier over at the native store. After having Keith, I then started working at the laundry mat for a few months. Then I started working here.

I love working with the little ones in Kindergarten. I love to see what they learn throughout the year. I love how they are always happy to see me -- anywhere. They are fun to work with and sometimes can say the cutest things!

When I’m not working, I love to be outdoors doing whatever, from picking berries, looking for live game such as geese, reindeer, moose, or during the winter even go and haul logs/wood.

Just as every year, I look forward to all the little new faces and to watch and see their progress as they learn.



Amber Atchak

I am from Stebbins, and I also grew up here.

I have been working at Tuqurngailnguq School for a year and a half. For the first year I was the gym coordinator in the evenings during open gym. I’m now starting my first full school year as a Kindergarten teaching aide.

Before I came to work at the school, I worked as a health-aide trainee for almost a year in 2013. I was a Post Office employee for 2 years beginning in April 2015. I’ve also been the Native Youth Olympics (NYO) coach for our Stebbins Grizzlies!

I attended the University of Alaska, Anchorage for a semester in 2011. I am planning to take online college classes in the spring of 2018 and work towards getting a degree in education.

When I’m not working, I like to spend time with my two children, Jasmine and Kenai, and with family and friends. I love to play basketball in my free time.

I’m looking forward to another awesome school year with fun and excitement!