Talking with Principal Patsy Shaha

HTA AKNATCULTSCHOOLOn the next Hometown Alaska we welcome Patsy Shaha, current principal for the Alaska Native Cultural Charter School within the Anchorage School District.

This school opened for K-6 students in the fall of 2007; it added a preschool program in the fall of 2009, 7th grade in the fall of 2010 and 8th grade in the fall of 2012.

Who should choose this school? It is described on the website as an option for parents seeking a unique school program and environment for their children. “The school incorporates active engagement with today’s Alaska Native community. It offers students a curriculum focused on Alaska Native culture and a rigorous academic program that develops academic achievement.”

The school website features a short video with parents, students and teachers talking about what goes on at this school to incorporate Alaska Native values into everyday school life.

We’ll learn much more Wednesday during Hometown Alaska. We welcome your questions as we take a peek inside a school in Anchorage that, as one speaker on the video put it, “is a tiny little slice of Alaska, right here in this building.”

What does that look and sound like? And with the emphasis on traditional foods, it surely smells pretty delicious sometimes too! So join us Wednesday to find out more.

Listen now:

HOST: Kathleen McCoy


  • Patsy Shaha, principal, Alaska Native Cultural Charter School



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