Special Education

Chris Foster

I originally hail from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, located in the Upper Peninsula on the border of Canada. I can reach Canada in 10 minutes, depending on the traffic on the International Bridge. I am a proud Yooper!!!

I have one son, 29 years old, who lives in Sault Ste. Marie and works as a custodian. I have two beautiful grandsons, Isaac, 8 and Jayden, 6. I have a beautiful grand-daughter, Zoey, who will be 3 in October.

I graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. Over the years, I have earned an endorsement in Early Childhood (ZA) and Special education (LD). In 2009, I earned a Masters Degree in administration.

I served as a medic in the Army from 1986-1991 and was able to participate in a reforger exercise in Germany during the months of September and October of 1987. I was a member of the 21st Evacuation Hospital, which is a MASH unit.

I love to walk outdoors and enjoy the beauty of nature. I enjoy Native dance, reading, cooking, traveling, movies, and get-togethers with friends.

I have worked for BSSD for 6 years: two years in Gambell, and I’m starting my 4th year in Stebbins. I love living in western Alaska, especially in Stebbins!!

I grew up in Anchorage and moved to Stebbins some years ago to experience a slower, calmer way of life, spend more time with my children, and enjoy a subsistence way of life.

I moved back to Anchorage for a time, then I moved to Stebbins for good three years ago. I’ve worked at the Stebbins School going on three years.

Before working at the school I worked as a health aide and in the retail business. Some of the time I was unemployed.

What I like about working here is that I’m making a difference.

When I’m not at work, I like spending time with family, hunting, fishing, camping, berry picking and riding the Honda.

This year in looking forward to an exciting new school year!

Greta Willie

2nd & 3rd Grade Aide

Micala Dawkins

Secondary Aide

Micala grew up in the south central Missouri area. Most of her summers were spent outside playing in the woods, rivers, and caves. She spent a lot of time reading and playing outside at her grandparents’ house.

She attended High School in rural Missouri and moved to Oklahoma to attend college at Oklahoma Christian University. While she was there she met Mr. Dawkins. She graduated with a degree in Animation and Gaming in April 2013. A few months later she and Mr. Dawkins where married in August 2013.

Ms. Micala has worked at two different Walmart stores as a Sales Associate in many different areas of store. She has also worked as a secretary at a financial office. She uses the computer skills she learned in college to work as the technical liaison for the school. Her favorite Alaskan hobbies are sewing qaspeqs and processing fish from the salmon net in the summer.