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Nancy Norman

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. 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 serves as one of Alaska's commissioners to the Education Commission of the States ( and was appointed to the Steering Committee of that body in 2016. She 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. Nancy and her husband John Norman live in Juneau, Alaska.

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Additional Information


1973 University of Texas at Austin, B.A.

1985 University of Texas at Austin, M.Ed.

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