Christian Graham joined NACTEC in 2022 after a year of teaching Social Studies and English Language Arts in Kiŋegan (Wales, AK). Before moving to Kiŋegan, Christian completed his BA in History and an M.Ed. from Portland State University. He enjoys meeting new people, spending most of his time outdoors, listening to music on the road, reading good books, and learning new skills. Christian completed Driver Education instructor training in 2022 and looks for to helping adolescents and young adults become licensed drivers.
Penny Gray joined NACTEC in 2022 as part of the STEM team that will deliver the Engineering is Elementary curriculum program. She has been teaching in the Bering Strait School District since 2018. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Science she went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Teaching and Learning. She has lived in seven different states and enjoys traveling. Alaska has become the place she calls home. Most recently she has taught in Gambell and has enjoyed building relationships with students and staff. She has three dogs and travels every chance she can.
Maggie “Kiimlluk” Gray
Dr. Sophia Pantelis
Dr. Sophia Pantelis joined the NACTEC team in 2021 to deliver the PreK-12 Alaska Native Engineering Education Development project. She has a dual Bachelor of Sciences degree, a dual Master’s degree in PreK-Elementary and Special Education, and a Doctorate in Education. After completion of her graduate studies, Sophia worked with the U.N and UNICEF collaborative across developing countries, which led to government and private projects with various International Ministries of Education overseas. She enjoys trekking around with her family and you can catch them all out on the tundra sporting their Red Sox caps!
Demetrios Pantelis joined NACTEC in 2021 as part of the team that will deliver the Engineering is Elementary curriculum program. After receiving a degree in Geography from the University of Buffalo, he worked jobs in banking and accounting in NY until following his heart into Education. Worldly travels have provided the opportunity to work with many grade levels from grade 5, to most recently, high school Science in Stebbins. Demetrios enjoys basketball, and reading and watching movies with his children. And like his wife, he enjoys trekking outdoors, but preferably with NY hats on.