Barb Amarok


Lifelong educator and cross-cultural studies


For over thirty years, Amarok has worked in the fields of adult education, cultural education, elementary education, secondary education administration and university education in Nome. While employed, she earned her master’s degree in educational leadership through UAA and a doctoral degree in Indigenous education through UAF. Amarok received the Alaska Federation of Natives Educator of the Year Award in 2015. She has served on the Nome Public Schools Board of Education since 2010, where she has been president for three years and vice president for one, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Alaska School Boards  and on the advisory committees of five UAF graduate students. Barb is currently the director of the Northwest Campus, in Nome

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