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Kirk Howard

Social Studies

Most of my life has been focused on athletics in schools. I never gave the arts a second thought. Go watch a musical, poetry slam, contemporary dance, art exhibition? No chance, wild horses could not have dragged me to any of these. After teaching at UAA, my viewpoint has shifted, and I have been to every one of these types of performances and many, many more. WHY UAA? Because it has changed me for the better. I know what a Marley floor is now. Students have inspired me to be a more creative instructor. I have “danced and sang” as a Backstreet Boy. I know what stage right and stage left is. I have been inspired to take guitar lessons. I have become more empathetic. I know a student who loves mashed potatoes as much as I do. I know what a “body roll’ is now. I have seen student artwork. Dance Company and Ballroom performances that have taken my breath away. THIS IS “WHY UAA?”  And UAA is WHY I am a better person.


B.A. Southern Utah University (History/English)
A.S. Snow College

Previous Experience:

Glennallen High School, Glennallen, AK

Professional Affiliations:

Alaska High Schools Coaches Association – member
National High School Coaches Association – member


Alaska State Football – Coach of the Year
Aurora Conference, Alaska – 2-Time Basketball Coach of the Year

2021-22 Class Schedule