ANE Staff

  • Alaska Native Education Staff

    The ANE Program staffs 13 tutors in 17 schools along with a district wide family advocate and graduation success/attendance liaison. The ANE Tutors and staff provide a wide variety of services, including academic, social and cultural support.

    Click here:  2021 ANE Brochure 

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    Tutoring Opportunities
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    ANE Director

     Brianna Gray

     Brianna Gray

    (907) 452-2000 ext. 11462


    Read about Brianna Gray 



    ANE Social Services Manager, 

    West Valley High School

    Melissa Zatica
    (907)-479-4221 ext. 46218
    (907) -799-4488



    Hello, My name is Melissa Zatica, and I am the

    ANE Social Service Manager.  I am originally

    from Idaho and Nevada. I have lived in Fairbanks

    Alaska for the last 17 years, and call this amazing

    place my home.  Read More...Melissa Zatica



    Anne Wien Alaska Room, Cultural Resource Coordinator

    Donna Cole

    451-7500 Ext. 


    Donna Cole

    Hi, I’m Donna Cole, the Alaska Room Cultural Coordinator. I’ve been at this

    job since the fall of 2013, prior to that I worked as an RTI assistant, math

    and reading tutor, and a graduation specialist with the District. 

    Read More...Donna Cole


    Cultural Equity Specialist

    Tanana Middle School
    Kellie Lynch Phone: (907) 452-8145, ext. 14153Email:

    Kellie Lynch

    Hello my name is Kellie Patricia Lynch. I will be working

    at Tanana Middle School as the Culture and Equity Specialist.

    I moved to Alaska in 2012 to be a fishing guide on the Kenai

    Peninsula.  Read More...about Kelly Lynch.


    Cultural Equity Specialist

    Nordale Elem. and Ticasuk Brown Elem.
    Amanda Aloysius

    Phone:  Nordale Elem. (907) 452-2696, ext. 203

    Phone: Ticasuk Brown Elem. (907) 488-3200, ext. 42101

    A Aloysius









    Hello, My name is Amanda Aloysius, my Yupik Name is

    Pan’ika (pronounnced Bunn-ika) I am originally from Kalskag,

    AK a village located on the Kuskokwim River, currently living

    in Fairbanks.  Read More about Amanda...


    ANE Tutors:


    Lathrop HighKellie O'Brien LHS Phone: (907) 456-7794 ext. 17144



    Hello, I am Kellie O’Brien, the Lathrop High School ANE

    tutor. I came to Alaska from Santa Fe, New Mexico in

    1996 with the sole intention of climbing Denali.

    Read More...Kellie O'Brien


    Denali ElementaryRebecca (Norma) Charlie-RunfolaPhone: (907) 452-2456  ext. 32208Email:

     Norma Runfola

    Hello! My name is Rebecca Charlie-Runfola.

    My friends and coworkers call me by my middle

    name, Norma. I’m the Alaska Native Education

    Tutor at Denali Elementary. 

    Read more about Rebecca...Norma Runfola


    Joy Elementary

    Jerry Hunt
    Phone: (907) 456-5469 ext. 125Email:

     Jerry Hunt

    Hello, I am Jerry Hunt.  I am from the Yukon Delta region,

    a village called Kotlik. Read more about Jerry Hunt


    Anne Wien 

    Jori Walker

    Phone: (907) 451-7500 xt. 27011Email: 

    jori I have worked for the Fairbanks Northstar Borough

    School District for eleven years. I am happily married

    with three boys, we just welcomed our grandson

    February 2020. I love the outdoors in the summer

    and crafting is a must! 



    U-Park ElementaryRose Nicholia
    Phone: (907) 479-6963 xt. 120

    Rose Nicholia

    I am happy to be back for my 11th year

    with ANE at University Park Elementary

    and my 26th year with FNSBSchool District. 

    My parents are Robert & Jeanette Walker

    Read More... Rose Nicholia



    Hunter Elementary

    Nancy Teter

    Phone: (907) 456-5775 ext. 34134


    Waqaa! My name is Nancy Teter. I am the Alaska Native Education

    Program Tutor at Hunter Elementary. I have been with my wonderful

    husband for over thirty years. Read More...Anuncia Teter


    Nordale/Ticasuk Brown

    Position Open

    Phone: NDL: (907) 452-2696 ext. 203Email: 


    Laura Amundson
    Phone: (907) 479-47136


    Laura Amundson

    Hello all!  My name is Laura Amundson

    and I am the ANE Tutor at Woodriver Elementary School. 

    This is my fourth year here, and 16th year in the District. 

    Read More...Laura Amundson


    North Pole Middle and High

    Phillip Castillo

    North Pole Middle School

    (907) 488-2271 ext. 40033

    North Pole High School

    (907) 488-3761 ext. 19152


    Phillip Castillo

    ANE Tutor Phil Castillo from Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico

    is entering his 2nd yr servicing both North Pole High School

    and Middle School.  Read More...Phillip Castillo



    Ryan Middle

    Lisa Wendler

    Phone: (907) 452-4751 ext. 13232


    Lisa Wendler

    Hello! My name is Lisa Wendler.  This is my first year

    as an ANE tutor at Ryan Middle School. I have spent

    most of my life here in Fairbanks. 

    Read More...Lisa Wendler



    West Valley High

    Barbara Ross

    Phone: (907) 479-4221 ext. 46201


    Barbara Ross

    Hello, my name is Barbara Ross. I am the Alaska Native

    Education tutor at West Valley High School. I have lived

    in Alaska since 1999.  Read More...Barbara Ross



    Effie Kokrine Jr./Sr. High

    Mindy Gallagher

    EKCS: (907) 474-0958 ext. 33103



    My name is Mindy Gallagher.  I grew up in Indiana,

    wheremy parents, Howard and Virginia, were teachers

    in junior-high and high schools, so I grew up around

    educators.   Read More...Mindy Gallagher


    ANE Administrative Staff: 


    ANE Program Secretary

    Marlene Flynn


    (907) 452-2000 ext. 11468


    Waq’aurluq. I am the ANE Program Secretary. 

    I am originally from Asa’car’sarmiut, Mountain Village

    on the Lower Yukon River. 

    Read More...Marlene Flynn









Contact Information

Last Modified on February 22, 2021