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Frederica Buffmire (AK '96)


At the time of the Award, Frederica Buffmire was:

Pearl Creek Elementary School
Fairbanks, AK

Biographical Information

An educator for over 25 years, Frederica Buffmire, principal of Pearl Creek Elementary School in Fairbanks, has overseen the introduction of several innovative programs at her school. These include mixed-age classrooms at the primary and intermediate levels, an elementary Spanish program and an intervention program that links the school and its families with services and resources in the community.

Personal Message

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Additional Information


1972 University of Alaska System, B.A.

Community Involvement, Gifted & Talented Education, Looping, Multi-age Classrooms, Parental Involvement, State Standards, Teacher Training, University Partnerships