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Press Release: Two Rivers Elementary Principal | March 22, 2022

FNSBSD Press Release

Date:  March 22, 2022

Subject:     Two Rivers Elementary School Principal

The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District is pleased to announce Allison Wylde as the new principal for Two Rivers Elementary School starting with the 2022-2023 school year.  

Allison first moved to Alaska in 1995 and became an AmeriCorps Vista for the Literacy Council of Alaska. In 2001, she and her husband bought land and put down roots by building their family, their home and vegetable farm in Two Rivers. Allison began volunteering at Two Rivers Elementary and also worked on her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences. When their two children began attending Two Rivers Elementary, Allison started participating in afterschool programs and facilitating a garden club. Allison homeschooled their children after the birth of their third child and entered the UAF’s Post Baccalaureate teacher licensure program.   When their children went back to public school, she began her internship at Pearl Creek, spent some time at Watershed School and a rural practicum in Elim, Alaska. In 2016, Allison took her first teaching job at Two Rivers Elementary.  She has completed her master’s degree in curriculum development and is currently working on her second masters at UAS in the leadership program. 

"Allison has a rich and extensive history with Two Rivers and the community alike. Allison's vast knowledge of the school and area brings a sense of strength and comfort to all. I look forward to welcoming Allison into her new role."  said Karen Melin, Chief School Administrator.

Allison Wylde’s connection to the Two Rivers community and education reaches back over two decades.  She has invested her time and energy supporting the Two Rivers Elementary families while furthering her own education and raising her own family.  This dedication is part of who she is as a leader.   

Principal Wylde  says, “I am super excited to become the next principal of Two Rivers School. I have been affiliated with the school in many capacities over the last 20 years.  Two Rivers is dear to me, and I am ready to work as a team to develop the innate strengths of our small rural school.”

For more information contact: Yumi McCulloch, Director of Public Relations, (907) 452-2000 Ext.11438,