At Nordale Elementary School in Fairbanks, third-grade teacher Amy (Kenaston) Vinlove has created a dynamic project-based curriculum aligned with state standards that is rich in content and cultural learning. In Mrs. (Kenaston) Vinlove's classroom, making a class quilt becomes a lesson in math, a six-week "moon journal" helps students learn about astronomy, and an oral history project about the community surrounding Nordale provides the children with a personal connection to history. Mrs. (Kenaston) Vinlove, who recently received National Board Certification, mentors pre-service teachers, interns and other educators, and serves on the district's Math Curriculum Committee. She is an assistant professor at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, preparing future elementary teachers.
1992 Brown University, B.A. University of Colorado Denver, M.Ed. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Ph.D.