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Rhonda M. Gardner

Rhonda M. Gardner (AK '01)


Academy for Technology and the Classics
Santa Fe, NM

At the time of the Award, Rhonda M. Gardner was:

Chugiak High School
Eagle River, AK

Subject(s) taught: English/Language
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

Rhonda Gardner currently serves a an English teacher for the Academy for Technology and the Classics in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Rhonda Gardner previously worked in the Anchorage School District for 21 years, where she served as teacher, No Child Left Behind Coordinator, Director of Accountability and School Improvement, and Assistant Superintendent for Instruction. From there she served as education consultant in Alaska working for the state department of education and districts in the state. She also served as a Peer Reviewer for the state and district Race to the Top competitions. Working on collective impact efforts in Anchorage, Rhonda served as Director of Community Action for Education for the United Way of Anchorage for a year before relocating to Santa Fe, NM. In Santa Fe, Rhonda served the Santa Fe Public Schools as Director of Teaching and Learning before returning to her first love of teaching. She now teaches English at the Academy for Technology and the Classics, a 7-12 charter school in Santa Fe.

Additional Information


1988 University of Alaska - Anchorage, Other

M.Ed. -- Education Leadership