Exceptional efforts

Twelve Chugiak and Eagle River teachers were awarded honors at the Excellent in Education reception March 19. In no particular order: Michelle Mahoney, Deanna Herning, Tish Hernandez-Moorhead, BC Kindred, Liz Milliken, Jeanean Allen, Marci MIlwicz, Tonya Shakhov, Lauren Bradley, Trevor Snyder, Kathy Campbell and Judy Pogue.

Twelve local teachers were honored at the annual Excellent in Education reception at the Bear Mountain Grill on March 19.

Teachers from each of Chugiak-Eagle River’s elementary, middle and high schools were awarded with a plaque bearing a large golden apple.

The awards, in their 12th year, highlight local educators of exceptional quality. Teachers are nominated by the principles in each of the respective schools.

The chamber, Chugiak-Eagle River Community Foundation and the Eagle River Area Rotary Club sponsored the event.




Michelle Mahoney

Alpenglow Elementary


Deanna Herning

Birchwood Elementary


Tish Hernandez-Moorhead

Chugiak Elementary


BC Kindred

Eagle River Elementary


Liz Milliken

Fire Lake Elementary


Jeanean Allen

Homestead Elementary


Marci Milwicz

Ravenwood Elementary


Tonya Shakhov

Gruening Middle School


Lauren Bradley

Mirror Lake Middle School


Trevor Snyder

Chugiak High School


Kathy Campbell

Eagle River High School


Judy Pogue

Eagle Academy Charter School