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Nancy Norman (AK '94)


At the time of the Award, Nancy Norman was:

Finger Lake Elementary School
Wasilla, AK

Subject(s) taught: General Elementary

Biographical Information

Nancy Norman is a former teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience in both regular and special education. She has taught in all grades K-12, most recently serving as a teacher of the blind in Juneau, Alaska, and as a primary multiage teacher in Palmer, Alaska. She was selected as Alaska Teacher of the Year, was awarded the US Dept. of Education Christa McAuliffe Fellowship, received the Milken National Educator Award, and was chosen as the recipient of the Alaska PTA Outstanding Educator Award. Nancy currently works as a private education consultant, helping superintendents, principals, and teachers improve student learning. She has served as a senior presenter for the Alaska Staff Development Network, conducted professional development for school districts throughout the United States and overseas, taught at the university level, and presented at numerous state and national conferences. She is also the author of a math resource book for teachers. Nancy is an Education of the States (ECS) Alaska Commissioner and Steering Committee member and a Vice Chair for the ECS National Forum Planning Committee.

She is a Volunteer Docent, NOAA Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary in Maui. Nancy and her husband John Norman live in Juneau, Alaska.

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Additional Information


1985 University of Texas at Austin, M.Ed.

1973 University of Texas at Austin, B.A.

Charter Schools, Assessment, Multi-age Classrooms, Standards-Based Achievement, STEM, Writing, Elementary Mathematics