"I feel like the luckiest teacher in the world.” Dimond High School educator is tops in the state.

Updated: May. 24, 2023 at 3:55 PM AKDT
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The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development just announced the 2024 Alaska Teacher of the Year. This year's winner is Catherine Walker of Dimond High School Mrs. Walker currently teaches science classes including oceanography, marine biology and STEM. She has been a teacher at Dimond high since 2017. She also instructs an unmanned aviation class, flying drones. Acting DEED commissioner Heidi Teshner came to Dimond High to make the announcement, and she says out of the 130 nominations this year, Mrs. Walker was the one! Mrs. Walker has been an educator for 17 years. Before that she spent time in the Peace Corps, and her husband has also won the top honor, being named Alaska Teacher of the Year in 2018. If you have an idea for an Allgood News Story email Dave : AllgoodNews@KTUU.com