Name: Allison Chandler
University: Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, WI
Major: Lutheran Elementary Education
Double Minor: Science Education and German
Double Graduate Major: Administration and Educational Technology & Design
Degrees: B.A., M.S.
Experience: Tenth Year
Allison is a product of the Midwest, knowing early on in college that Alaska was calling to her. Allison is a member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, but also participates regularly in the Handbell Choir at Anchorage Lutheran Church. After spending initial years at Anchor teaching a year of 5th Grade and then many years at the Junior High level, she values the opportunity to make an even greater difference for the students and families of our school as the administrator. Outside interests involve curling and spending as much time as possible with her beautiful labrador (Deacon) whom she has trained and certified as a therapy dog, something in which she also engages the students of Anchor Lutheran.
Name: Natalie Dean
University: Concordia University, St. Paul, MN
Major: Early Childhood Education
Specialization: Lutheran Classroom Teacher Program
Graduate Major: Early Childhood Education
Degrees: B.A., M.A.
Experience: Seventh Year
This is Natalie’s seventh year with us at Anchor Lutheran. She began teaching in the Third Grade classroom, as a 2011 graduate of Concordia University, St. Paul, MN. In January 2017, Natalie took over as the Early Childhood Director. She has a passion for educating young children and is doing her best to continually improve our current program. Natalie graduated with her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education through Concordia University Nebraska in June 2017. Outside of Anchor, Natalie and her husband James love to spend time outdoors hiking, kayaking, and fishing.