• Heather Deberry

    Sponsor Teacher

    Cell: 907-538-8751



    I am a lifelong Alaskan, a wife of 20 years, a mother of three, and a passionate homeschooler. If I am not doing my teaching duties at home or at school you will find me outdoors. I love to hike, bike, kayak, camp and explore new and familiar places with my family and friends as much as possible. 

    I am happy to have the opportunity to work with homeschool families here in my hometown of Anchorage Alaska. I have a Bachelor of Science in Education, with a minor in Sociology from the University of Alaska Anchorage. I spent 10 years in early education teaching pre-school and kindergarten aged children in the Palmer area, and the last two years found me in Utah where I taught fourth and first grades in public school classrooms. I missed homeschooling and the educational opportunities it provides for my family. I am truly grateful for this opportunity to share the homeschool journey with our families here at Family Partnership Charter School. 

  • Teresa Hintze

    Sponsor Teacher

    Cell: 907-538-8752



    Born in Idaho and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, I have been working for the Anchorage School District for many years. For 15 of those years I worked in the Deaf Education program and taught all subjects at all levels, elementary school, middle school, and high school. During my tenure, I also had the pleasure of assisting my sisters in their homeschooling endeavors, including acting as a sponsor teacher for them at Family Partnership Charter School. I have been with FPCS for several years now and have a unique, dual role here at Family Partnership. First I am a sponsor teacher and second I am the special education liaison. In my role as the Special Education Liaison, I coordinate meetings and facilitate communication between FPCS families and the Special Education teams at their neighborhood schools. While FPCS is not allowed to offer special education services, as part of the Anchorage School District, our families are able to access any services at their neighborhood school. In my role as a sponsor teacher, I have the pleasure of working directly with families in supporting parent directed education. I love this program and I am so excited to be part of the homeschooling community. 

  • Kristin Jackson

    Sponsor Teacher

    Cell: 907-538-8753



    This year marks my tenth year teaching with Family Partnership, and I love the opportunity to partner with families! I enjoy working with students in small group classes and getting to know their families. I graduated from Wheaton College with a B.A. in Elementary Education and have continued my professional development, taking classes through UAA. For five years I taught second grade at Klatt Elementary. I transferred to Family Partnership in order to spend more time at home with my children and have the opportunity to work with students in a more individualized setting. As a teacher at FPCS, I have been a sponsor teacher for elementary and middle school students as well as taught elementary enrichment classes in all subject areas including hands-on science, writing, and math games. My husband and I have four children ranging from age 4 through 10. Three of my children attend Family Partnership part time or full time, and I have the privilege of being an integral part of their education. As a family, we enjoy camping, fishing, and exploring Alaska. I was born in California but grew up in Minnesota. Now I have lived in Alaska for 14 years. I love reading, spending time with my family, hiking, and just being outdoors. I can’t wait to begin another year teaching at Family Partnership! 

  • Teresa Kress

    Sponsor Teacher

    Cell: 907-538-8759



    I am a home schooling mother of four (ages 14-20 years old) with a B.A. in Music/Theater and a Master of Arts in Teaching. My areas of specialty are: Music (private voice & violin lessons, Swing Choir, and chamber orchestras); World Languages: (I am part of the Cross Point Team and teach Elementary, Middle, and High School French 1, 2, & 3); and Social Studies at Cross Point as well. My largest class is Kids for Character, where 24 kids gather to learn character, music and performance skills! 

    My four children have been with Family Partnership for their entire educational experience and we have found it to be a great match for our family’s educational needs. I enjoy sponsoring families and helping children reach their full potential!

  • Kjirsten Langland

    Sponsor Teacher

    Cell: 907-538-8761



    I have taught with the Anchorage School District for more than 16 years. I am Highly Qualified and certified to teach K-8th grades. I am so happy to be sponsoring families and helping them choose the best way to educate their children. I am honored to become a part of the Family Partnership Family. I love working with kids and helping them discover how fun learning can be. I look forward to a great year!

  • Lynnetta Marcellus

    Sponsor Teacher

    Cell: 907-538-6741



    I graduated in 1995 with a B.S Ed degree in Secondary Math and History (grades 6-12) from the University of Idaho. I’m currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in ED Leadership a UAA. My husband is in the military and we had opportunities to live in various places such as Idaho, Germany, Missouri, Alabama, Delta Junction, Wasilla, and now Eagle River. I was blessed to teach in some of those places we traveled to such as Idaho, Missouri, Delta Junction, Wasilla and now for more than 8 years in Anchorage at FPCS. I’ve taught secondary math for many years. I have taught 7th grade math, 8th grade math, pre-algebra, algebra I/II, geometry, applied math, consumer math, precalculus, calculus, geography, US history, Western Civilization, Health, and P.E. I also coached high school Volleyball and Track. I enjoy running, hiking, swimming, water-skiing, snow skiing, and just being with my family. 

    This will be my sixth year teaching at FPCS. Working at FPCS has allowed me to home school my own children, 6th and 8th grade, while pursuing what I love, which is to teach math! Over the past 5 years I have taught high school small group math classes and offered private tutoring. This year I will be shifting gears and sponsoring students K-12th. I still hope to be able to help my own sponsor students with math anytime they need it. I enjoy working with home-schooled students because I believe it is the best way to educate children. I also like helping parents become more confident in their ability to teach their children. I believe Parents know their children better than anyone else and with the partnership of teachers they become the best teachers to their children. I would love to get a chance to visit with you as you embark on this wonderful journey of home schooling.

  • Michelle Oliveri-Barton

    Instructional Teacher



    I’ve been working for the Anchorage School District for 15 years and have been teaching for 18 years. I have a passion for teaching, learning, and for middle/high school aged students. When I am not teaching I am kept busy with my twin nine year olds and playing hockey on the Anchorage Women’s Hockey League. I’m very excited to have become a part of the the Teaching staff at Family Partnership Charter School.

  • Bethany Peters

    Instructional Teacher



    I am very happy to join the amazing team of teachers at Family Partnership Charter School. I was born in Anchorage and have lived most of my life in the area. I graduated from Chugiak High School and attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks. There I studied languages, spent a year abroad, and earned a B.A. in Foreign Languages. After having my daughter, staying home with her, and spending some time working in other fields, I returned to school at UAA to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching. I substitute taught for several years in the Anchorage School District until I began teaching Math in Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow), Alaska. I spent three years in the North Slope before returning to the Anchorage area. I worked for a semester with CITC, teaching Alaska Native and American Indian students science before coming to Family Partnership to teach Language Arts. I am very excited to be working with the families at FPCS.

  • Anna Roys

    Sponsor Teacher

    Cell: 907-538-6743



    While homeschooling, students and their families naturally grow "together - building" treasured memories. I love homeschooling. My family began homeschooling in Alaska in 1995 - before the current homeschooling laws were put into place. Two of my four sons were entirely homeschooled and transitioned beautifully into UAA. I became certified the same year my youngest graduated from high school with UAA credits.


    I attended Alaska Pacific University earning two degrees: Liberal Studies, and K-8 Education. I am endorsed by the State of Alaska in K-8 Education and high school English and Social Studies.


    The 2019-2020 school year will be my tenth year at Family Partnership. I want to use my experience to help you as needed Thank you for your interest in Family Partnership.


  • Aimee Sims

    Sponsor Teacher

    Cell: 538-6742



    I have a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, a minor in Bible, and a specialization in Political Studies earned from The Master's College in Santa Clarita, California. Since graduation in 1997, I have actively taught in the community and have received extensive training in teaching reading, writing, and spelling using a multi-sensory reading program called the Slingerland Method. I have been teaching with the Anchorage School District since 1997. During the last ten years I have had the opportunity to be a sponsor teacher and small group instructor with Family Partnership. I look forward to working specifically as a sponsor teacher and giving the families guidance to help their children become successful in their education. 

    I have enjoyed staying home with my children, Iain (9th grade), Nathaniel (7th grade), and Johanna (4rd grade). I love each day, as it is always an adventure teaching my children at home! I love to see that "ah-ha" look in a child’s eyes when they have learned or discovered something new and exciting. I have learned so much as I have assisted families in their home schooling journey and look forward to this new school year and the challenges and opportunities that will occur!

  • Andrea Ward

    Sponsor Teacher



    I’m very excited to become a part of the Sponsor Teacher staff at Family Partnership Charter School. I was born and raised in Anchorage and grew up attending ASD schools. After high school I attended Northern Arizona University where I earned a psychology degree and then spent the next 7 years in Oregon working with disabled teens and young adults. Later I returned home to Alaska and earned my Elementary Education degree at UAA. After teaching second grade with the Anchorage School District for two years at Wonder Park I stayed home to raise my two daughters, Elly and Sophie. Then I became an Instructional Teacher with Family Partnership teaching 2nd grade. Now I am excited to be helping families help their children grow and bloom as learners. I am lookinng forward to having a fabulous year.