On behalf of the 2009 Master of Arts in Teaching Alaska Studies 600 class, I would like to extend gratitude and thanks to Alysia McLain and the staff of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum for informative and fun views of Juneau history; Mary Irvine, Lisa Golisek, and the staff of the Alaska State Museum for fascinating views of Alaska art and up-to-the-minute images of Alaska in the global perspective; Linda Belarde, Jim MacDiarmid, David Katzeek, Jordan Lachler, Ralph Wolfe and the staff of Sealaska Heritage Institute for their hospitality and edifying presentations of their efforts to save endangered languages; and to Carrie Enge of the UAS Learning Center for a fun and helpful look at teaching in rural Alaska.
The generosity of these and other persons demonstrates their belief that it takes a community to raise a child, and it takes a community to support a teacher. With this meaningful encouragement, our MAT students go forward with the dedication and resolve that will lead us all to a successful future. Congratulations to the MAT class of 2009, and Gunalcheesh to everyone who participated in our Alaska Studies 600 class.
Assistant Professor of English, University of Alaska Southeast