Mrs. Hanson came to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in 2021 as a substitute teacher after retiring from the Anchorage School District with 25 years of teaching experience ranging from pre-kindergarten to sixth grade in general education and special education settings. She joined the faculty full time in 2022. She is also a parishioner at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish.
Prior to moving to Alaska in 1986, Mrs. Hanson lived in Louisiana briefly and Washington state where she attended and graduated from Catholic schools.
She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Alaska Anchorage and also completed a Master of Special Education degree from George Fox University. Mrs. Hanson is certified to teach kindergarten through eighth grade.
Mrs. Hanson has been married her husband Michael for nearly 40 years. Together they have three adult children who also live in Anchorage along with their black lab Green.
Mrs. Hanson believes that an educator should provide an environment that encourages students to become independent successful adults with a good work ethic and a positive attitude.
“All things are possible for one who believes.”
Ready, set, go! SEAS third graders blast off into their first year of the upper elementary grades as they enter the realm of letter grades, multiplication, division, and the Terra Nova test. While this can seem daunting at first, they quickly hit their stride! Third grade will also explore the rich history of the 49th state, including the Iditarod, and gain a deeper understanding of their faith in a Christ-centered learning environment.
Third Grade Experience Highlights
Alaska Native Heritage Center
Alaskan Wildlife Center
- Grammar and spelling
- Writing summaries, autobiographies, fiction, reports
- Cursive writing
- Word processing
- Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts
- Multiplication and division concepts
- Fraction and decimals
- Life Sciences
- Earth Sciences: Weather and Space
- Physical Sciences: Matter and Energy, Force and Motion
- American biographies
- Religion - 5x per week
- Music - 2x per week
- Spanish - 2x per week
- Library - 1x per week
- Computer - 1x per week
- P.E. - 2x per week