Meet the Teams at Mears

  • With the many changes coming to middle school in the 24-25 year, all the teams at Mears will be reconfigured with the addition of teams for our new 6th graders.

  • Team Echo

    Eighth Grade

    Echo glacier is located 32 miles north of Juneau.

    Team color: HOT PINK


    Deanna James - Language Arts

    Kehle Middleton - Math

    Ben Armentrout - Science

    Nick Middleton - Social Studies

    Teresa Harrison - Counselor

  • Team Surprise 

    Seventh Grade

    Surprise glacier is located 17.6 miles from Whittier.

    Team color: BLUE


    Lisa Peckham - Language Arts

    Lauren Hundrup - Math

    Joanna Hubbard - Science

    Holly Roberts - Social Studies

    Brittany Hallis - Counselor

    Kim Caetano - Collaborator

  • Team Taku

    Taku glacier is 22 miles north, northeast of Juneau.

     Team color: TEAL


    Julie Gregory - Life Skills teacher

    Christine Kurth - Teaching Assistant

    Jenn O'Neil - Teaching Assistant

    Jackie Dunn - Teaching Assistant


  • Team Muir

    Eighth Grade

    Muir glacier is located in Glacier Bay National Park.

    Team color: YELLOW


    Mia Daniel - Language Arts

    Grapes Pascual - Math

    Stephen Peterson - Science

    Chris Buchanan - Social Studies

    Kodi Oakes - Collaborator

    Teresa Harrison - Counselor

  • Team Blackstone

    Seventh Grade

    Blackstone glacier is located 3 miles from Whittier.

    Team color: JADE


    Romelyn Taray - Language Arts

    Roxanne Demoss - Math

    Holly Barclay - Social Studies

    Elizabeth Gustafson - Science

    Kay Schuster - Collaborator

    Brittany Hallis - Counselor

  • Team Deadman

    Deadman glacier is located on the Kenai Peninsula near Portage.

    Team color: CAMO



    Dennis Sorenson - Physical Education

    Kaitlin Mason - Physical Education

  • Team Raven

    Seventh & Eighth Grade

    Raven glacier is located near Girdwood. You can get to Raven glacier from the Crow Pass Trail.

    Team color: BLACK


    Matthew Bennice - Language Arts

    Dwane Anderson- Science

    October Davis - Social Studies

    Tara Bivins - Math

    Teresa Harrison - Counselor 8th

    Brittany Hallis - Counselor 7th

  • Team Explorer

    Explorer glacier is approximately 2 miles from the Begich Boggs Visitor Center in Portage.

    Team color: TIE DYE



    Kat Crumm - Art

    Tyler Beardsley - Principles of Design and Modeling

    Joshua Perry - Computer Tech/Video Production

    Cindy Trawicki - Family Consumer Science

    Cari McCubrey - Choir

    Matthew O'Connor - Orchestra

    Jason Edwards - Band & Jazz Band

    Leslie Hannam - Health

  • Team Harvard

    Harvard glacier is 40.3 miles northwest of Valdez.


    Hiromi Chambers - Japanese

    Kiyoko Loer - Japanese

    Deb Abshier - Spanish