Preparing Alaska Jr/Sr High School Students

To become Alaska's future teachers

Educators Rising cultivates highly skilled educators by guiding young people on a path to becoming accomplished teachers, beginning in high school and extending through college and into the profession. The statewide Alaska chapter is located at the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, housed under K-12 Outreach. Its purpose is to inspire future teachers from all over Alaska, and provide them guidance on their path to teaching. Visit the national site to learn more about our national program.


Relative to the COVID-19 pandemic, EMAIL APPROVAL will be accepted in lieu of signatures on the Administrator and Teacher Leader APPROVAL FORM. Please send these forms to our AK EdRising EMAIL.

2020 National Conference Cancelled

Due to COVID-19, National EdRising has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Conference and has also made the decision to not hold a virtual conference.

We are in discussions with western states to hold a virtual regional conference, however, the possibility is remote. Please refer back here or our social media to receive updates.

State Leadership Conference Completed

Educators Rising Alaska had over 100 students register for the March Conference from 13 school districts and 23 communities from across the state. This year we also offered a Collegiate category. Thirteen first place finishers were offered financial assistance for their travels to Nationals in June, however with the pandemic, it was unfortunately cancelled.

For the opening banquet, speakers and noted guests included UA President Jim Johnsen, AK Teacher of the Year Amy Gallaway, Deputy Commissioner of Education Karen Melin, Provost Anupma Prakash, Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs & Athletics Keith Champagne, Dean of the UA College of Education, Steve Atwater, Dean of the College of CNSM Kinchel Doerner, PAVVA (an Iñupiak dance troupe), and past student officers.

More than a dozen students took advantage of placement testing at the UAF Testing Center. Other engaging activities included a campus tour; a School of Education seminar; activities and information from Admissions and Financial Aid; interactive stations, including a selfie booth with the Nook; and all students participated in one of nine performance-based competitive events. For more information and photos, check out our Latest News tab.

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Donate to Educators Rising Alaska!

Website link to donate. Checks can also be mailed to:
UAF Development c/o UA Foundation P.O. Box 755080 Fairbanks, Alaska 99775
Please make checks payable to UA Foundation and include K-12 Outreach Program (20419) in the note.
If you have questions, please contact UAF Development at 474-2619.

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