A passionate educator and school leader with a successful record of international experience. Committed to providing students with positive learning opportunities that encourage creative expression with cutting edge tools.


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Applied Technology and Video Production Teacher

Mirror Lake Middle SchoolChugiak, Alaska USA2017-PresentTaught students to design, build and evaluate solutions to practical challenges

Technology Collaborator

Mirror Lake Middle SchoolChugiak, Alaska USA2013-2017Worked with teachers to ensure successful implementation of technology in the classroom

Information Technology Manager

The International School of LuxembourgLuxembourg City, Luxembourg2008-2012Directed the technology services of ahighly-respected international school

Co-Principal/Technology Coordinator/Teacher

Avalon SchoolSt. Paul, MN2006-2008Worked collaboratively to manage theoperations of the school while teachingand directing technology services

Science Teacher

The American School of PachucaPachuca, Mexico2004-2006Taught science in a multicultural, bilingualenvironment

Science Teacher/Cedar Academy Coordinator

McKinleyville High SchoolMcKinleyville, CA2000-2004Taught biology and other sciences and developed a technology-based, service learning academy


Alaska Administrative

Principal Endorsement

Alaska Master Teacher

Adolescent and Young Adult Science

National Board for Professional Teaching

Standards-Adolescent and Young Adult Science (expired)

Michigan Administrative

K-12 School Administrator

Minnesota Teaching

9-12 Life Science

California Teaching

K-12 Single Subject Professional Science Teacher


Cross Country Running

McKinleyville High School,International School of Luxembourg

Adventure Racing

International School of Luxembourg

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Assistant

International School of Luxembourg


ECIS Technology Conference

Northcoast Educators Conference

Environmental and Spatial Technology National Conference


MA Educational Administration

Michigan State UniversityMichigan, USA2004-2006Read My Thesis

Science/Biological Science K-12 Teacher Certification

Humboldt State UniversityCalifornia, USA1998-2000

BA Environmental Biology

Saint Mary's UniversityMinnesota, USA1994-1998


Alexandra Hagler

PrincipalMirror Lake Middle School+1 907 742 3500 hagler_alexandra@asdk12.org

Nicki Crush

DirectorInternational School of Luxembourg+352 26 04 40 ncrush@islux.lu

Chris Bowman

Former DirectorInternational School of Luxembourg

Nancy Squicciarini

Upper School Curriculum CoordinatorInternational School of Luxembourg+352 26 04 40 nsquicciarini@islux.lu

Patricia Angoy

Lower School Principal International School of Luxembourg+352 26 04 40 pangoy@islux.lu

Kevin Ward

High School Advisor/Co-Principal, Avalon School651-649-5495 kevin@avalonschool.org


Palmer Deputy Mayor

2018-PresentWorked with the mayor to ensure positive and productive city leadership

Palmer City Council

2015-PresentDirected the city to maintain financial solvency and provide a vision to move the city forward

School Business Partnership Coordinator

Mirror Lake Middle School2014-2017Built and maintained school business partnerships to help forward student progress and engagement

Valley Mountain Bikers and Hikers Director/Secretary

2014-PresentProvided leadership to area nonprofit that developed biking and hiking trails

Freelance Writer

61 Degrees North and Frontiersman Publications2012-2017Wrote articles about outdoor adventure and other topics

Council of International Schools Accreditation Visiting Team Member

2012Served on a visiting team to evaluate a school’s accreditation report