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My name is Missy Dunning, and I teach 2nd grade. It is my goal to encourage and enrich every child in some way. I love teaching and will make every effort to have a positive role in your child’s life. Together, we will have a wonderful experience this year. 

Mrs. Dunning’s Class

Welcome to Ms. Norenberg’s class! I have been teaching for 13 years in Alaska, as well as internationally! Here’s a little about me! Did you know that I used to work as an ice cream scooper, a ranch hand, a canoe guide, and a summer guide for bear viewing? I love international travel and have a goal to visit all 7 continents! (I’m over half-way there!) It’s a joy to work with students at Sterling Elementary School!

Ms. Norenberg’s Class

I’m Mrs. Laurie! I have been teaching at Sterling Elementary since 2017. I love working at Sterling because everybody is willing to try anything at least once. I love animals, coffee, and chocolate. My favorite subject to teach is science.  

Mrs. Laurie’s Class

Mrs. Frasher is the special education resource teacher working with students in Kindergarten through sixth grade. I graduated from UAA with a Bachelor of Elementary Education with an Endorsement in Special Education.  This is my 22nd year of teaching special education of which 19 have been with KPBSD.  In my free time, I like to read, watch movies and spend time with my husband and two daughters fishing, camping and commercial shrimping.

Mrs. Frasher’s Class

Welcome to Ms. Duval’s class! This is my 8th year teaching at Sterling Elementary! Here’s a little about me!  I love being an aunt! I have 6 nieces and nephews that I love to visit! My favorite thing to do is travel and eat gelato, that’s a fancy kind of ice cream! I’m so excited to have you in my class this year!

Ms. Duval’s Class

Welcome to Mrs. May’s class! This is my 15th year teaching; I started in Georgia and moved to Alaska in 2010. Here’s a little about me! My family includes my husband, my son, and my dog, Josey! This summer, my family went on a camping adventure with a toddler! I’m so excited to have you in my class this year!

Mrs. May’s Class

Hello Sterling families! My name is Kay Downs, and I am the Sterling Elementary preschool teacher! My husband and I, originally from Montana, moved to Alaska in 1998. We have two incredible children, Rylee (age 21) and Nate (age 17). I’m thrilled to be kicking off my 23rd year of teaching, here, on the peninsula!

Mrs. Downs’s Class

My name is Amy Stapleton, and this is my 13th year teaching. I am from Athens, Georgia, and am excited to be in Alaska! I am married to Jerry Stapleton (teaches at Nikiski North Star), and we have three chilldren: our daughter, Mikayla, who came with us to experience adventures in Alaska; McKendree (still in Georgia attending college); and Micah, who just graduated this year and also came with us.  I am excited to be here and be a part of the Falcon Family.

Mrs. Stapleton’s Class

Welcome to Mrs. King’s class! This is my 6th year teaching at Sterling Elementary! Here’s a little about me!  I live with my husband, bunny, and puppy!  I Love Winnie the Pooh; I got to meet him last year at Disneyland! I’m so excited to have you in my class this year!

Mrs. King’s Class

Hello! My name is Maria Chythlook and I am a lifelong Alaskan and Kenai Peninsula resident for over 40 years. This year I have the honor of teaching PE and Fine Arts. Your child’s social, emotional and physical health are extremely important. During Specials this year your child will learn to move confidently, make healthy lifestyle choices, perform a variety of movement skills and learn to express themselves using many different modes of activity. It is going to be a great year!

Coach C’s Classes

My name is Sarah Knobloch, and I am a 4th grade teacher here at Sterling Elementary. I moved to Alaska four years ago seeking adventures alongside my husband and puppy. We have since enjoyed hiking, backpacking, fishing, and exploring! My favorite things are Math, Disney, and singing!

Mrs. Knobloch’s Class

Hello Sterling Families! I’m Leslie Fazio, and I will be joining the team in Sterling as the School Counselor. I will be supporting students through classroom lessons, prevention and intervention activities that are focused on Academic, Social/Emotional and Career development. I am looking forward to meeting all of you!

Ms. Fazio’s Class

Welcome to Ms. M’s class! This is my 9th year teaching at Sterling Elementary! Here’s a little about me! My husband and I have 3 boys! This summer my family floated the Kenai River, it was a blast! I’m so excited to have you in my class this year!

Mrs. Montgomery’s Class

It was a dark and stormy night many, many, many years ago in Chicago when Brian Krauklis came into this world. He would eventually study at the legendary University of Texas in Austin to become a teacher, meet the woman of his dreams, and start a family with 3 children and a small herd of dogs and cats.  After 27 years of teaching 5th grade, he migrated to the great and beautiful state of Alaska where he teaches the finest students in all the land!

Mr. Krauklis’s Class

Mrs. Schmelzenbach, aka, Mrs. S – I teach Intervention and Title 1 Reading at Sterling Elementary. I love books, reading and learning with my students. In my spare time I love playing with my grandkids and walking.

Mrs. Schmelzenbach’s Class