Phone: (907) 372-3306 x31510
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Mrs. Teresa Lesage, Principal
Welcome to Crawford Elementary!
My name is Teresa Lesage and I serve as Principal of Crawford Elementary School. I am excited to welcome students in grades K-5 to Crawford during the 2022-2023 school year.
I have been in education for nearly three decades. I began my teaching career in Naples, Italy, at the Anglo-Italian Montessori School. Shortly after PCSing to Fairbanks in 1997, I began teaching at Anderson Elementary, where I taught first, second and third grades for 18 years. For five years, I served as Assistant Principal serving students Pre-K through 12 in schools across the district before becoming Crawford's principal in 2020. This afforded me the opportunity to work in many different schools and to participate in many ways to serve our community.
As a Navy spouse, I have experienced many facets of military life and have a strong appreciation for all that entails and how military affiliated students are impacted by frequent transitions. I have been a part of the Air Force community on Eielson for twenty plus years.
Crawford is fortunate to have a highly qualified and dedicated staff and to welcome additional staff as we merge Anderson and Crawford into a K-5 school. We are proud to serve our Air Force and the surrounding communities, with students attending from Moose Creek and Salcha as well.
Please reach out via email if you have any questions or concerns.