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6th Grade

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Gene P. McFarland

Mr McFarland

I grew up in Wenatchee Washington, a medium sized town in central Washington State famous for being the “Apple Capital of the World.”

I received a business degree from Eastern Washington University, Elementary Education degree from University of Alaska and a Masters in Education from National University. My first job in education was as the 6th grade teacher in Kipnuk Alaska.

I have also taught in Cold Bay and Emmonak Alaska. I was an ESL Instructor in Taiwan as well as Colombia.
My work history prior to teaching includes working for the railroad, as a police officer and owning my own business, but my most unusual job was working for Steven Spielberg.

I retired from the Alaska Air National Guard where I was the Education and Training Manager for the 168th Support Group at Eielson AFB.

When not in Alaska, my wife and I live in Barranquilla Colombia.
Because of Colombia’s exhilarating musical influence my passion now is Latin dancing.