Principal's Page

Phone: (907) 372-3306 ext. 31510


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Teresa Lesage, Principal


Welcome to Crawford Elementary! 

2020-2021 will be my first year as Principal of Crawford, although I have spent many years working with military families here in Fairbanks and overseas.


As a Navy spouse (my husband Ed retired and now teaches at North Pole Middle School) and Navy parent to our son, Kreg, I have experienced many facets of military life and have a strong appreciation for all that entails. I began my teaching career on AFSOUTH in Bagnoli, Italy, at the Anglo-Italian Montessori School and shortly after moving to Fairbanks in 1997 began teaching at Crawford's current feeder school, Anderson Elementary. During my time at Anderson I was fortunate to have excellent leadership and many opportunities to grow as a leader myself. I am a Nationally Board Certified teacher, hold a Master Teacher Certificate, hold a BS in Liberal Arts, and an MS Ed in Educational Technology Leadership (that may come in handy this year). Although this is my first year as a principal, I have had the opportunity to work as an Assistant Principal in schools serving students Pre-K through 12 for the last five years. 

Please reach out via email if you have any questions or concerns or just to say hi. 


Teresa Lesage



Last Modified on October 18, 2021