Our Team

Bill Whicker Technology Coordinator

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Mr. Whicker has been in Alaska Education since 1983.   His educational career includes teaching multiple subjects, coaching sports, and serving as principal of the Fast Track program. His current position is the Technology Coordinator for the Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District.  Mr. Whicker is also the author and current grant administrator for the district's Digital Teaching Initiative grant, which provided the funds to create the Alaska Digital Academy.


907-247-2127

Chasina Worman Information Specialist

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Chasina is a third generation teacher of Ketchikan Schools.   She holds a Masters in Education, and for the past four years been the Information Specialist for the Ketchikan School District. Daily duties for the school district include PowerSchool support, iPad management, website support, professional development and support of technology.  Chasina finds this job to be extremely rewarding and challenging.  It is a pleasure to be able to support and help teachers use technology in their classrooms.


907-247-2127

Kepa Wong Software Developer

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Software Developer


907-228-0477

Gerald Scarzella Teacher

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Gerald Scarzella has been teaching for 21 years. Raised in Bethel, Alaska, Gerald moved to Ketchikan in 2003. He has been teaching at Ketchikan High School for 12 years now and doesn't see himself leaving any time soon. His passion for teaching is welcome at the Alaska Digital Academy and having him on the team will open more options of different math classes that can be offered to our students. He also teaches Digital Photography.


907-821-8800

Leigh Woodward Teacher

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Leigh Woodward has taught for 12 years from Mexico all the way to Dillingham, Alaska and locations in between. This marks her second year of teaching distance and blended classes in the subjects of Spanish, English, and Social Studies.

Born in Boston, raised in Sitka, graduating from Ketchikan High School, and earning her Master's degrees from the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), she is an Alaskan through and through. Her love of being outdoors and active made the perfect match for her to also coach cross-country running. She is also a board member of the Ketchikan Running Club and encourages her students to "get out there!" Finally, Leigh helps with the traveling and coaching of the debate teams.


907-617-8245

Mark Woodward Distance Education Director

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Mark Woodward has been teaching for 15 years, with the past four years in the blended online learning format. His previous work with the Alaska Learning Network translated well over to the Alaska Digital Academy and has taken on the role of the Distance Education Director. His passion for education and providing valuable options and opportunities to students, especially in remote locations, is at the heart of the mission of AKDA.

Mark is highly qualified to teach all Social Studies and English/Language Arts classes. His previous experience in developing online curriculum will help AKDA expand the classes offered even further.


907-247-2127
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