Spectacular Southeast Alaska!

Flying from Ketchikan to Prince of Wales Island; a quick up and down again.
Along the water at Juneau, Patsy Ann’s statue can be found near the Juneau Public Library, still gazing up Gastineau Channel for the next ship.

I gathered up some favorite images from my travels through the Panhandle of Alaska. Each community I visited expressed a unique personality, including Alaska Native cultures, and logging and fishing families. In each place, I found dedicated educators.

A warm welcome from the students of Thorne Bay on Prince of Wales Island!
A totem park with old and new carvings shares the grounds of Hydaburg school.
Haida master carver Stan Marsden crafted this rare totem that’s outside Kasaan School.
With Maggie Freitag of Ketchikan’s Parnassus Books
Every community I visited was on the water–I guess that’s island life, Alaskan-style.
At Naukati School on Prince of Wales, I read to students at Port Alexander, across the water at the tip of Baranof Island. Like a few other schools in this district, it is populated by fewer than twenty kids who can stay connected through technology.
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