I am honored to have served you for the past three years on the Anchorage School Board
and would like to continue for another term with your support.
To contact me regarding campaign issues,
please call 240-2345 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions or concerns about ASD issues,
email@example.com or 742-1101 x 4
TAM AGOSTI-GISLER Let's just call her " Tam!"
Who is the she?
Candidate for Re-election to Anchorage School Board, Seat F
Tam Agosti-Gisler is a life-long Alaskan, an innovative educator and a dedicated community volunteer who believes that all students can achieve given the correct resources. She actively supports the ASD’s Destination 2020 strategic plan to bring students to 90% proficiency in reading, writing and math as well as attendance by the year 2020.
She has worked diligently in her first school board term as the Anchorage School District has faced many budgetary challenges and personnel changes. She spent years engaging the community through the School Business Partnership program to build cooperative relationships that positively impact students' education. She continues this work through the United Way's graduation rate collective impact movement called 90% by 2020.
After attending Anchorage schools for 12 years, Tam obtained her degree in International Relations from Stanford University and Masters of Arts in Teaching from the School for International Training. Tam understands and supports cultural diversity; she is multilingual and has studied and traveled extensively in the U.S. and the world.
Tam was an ASD teacher for 23 years, primarily in the middle schools teaching French, Social Studies and the School Business Partnership class. Tam and her husband, Hans, have three children attending or graduated from Anchorage schools. She enjoys camping, hiking, snowmachining, writing, photography and spending time at her family cabin.
35 years in education
• School board member since 2012. Served as Vice-president (12-13) and President of Board (13-14); chair of Policy committee (12-13); chair of Legislative and Communications committee (14-15); member of Budget and Audit Committee (13-14,14-15); chair of West-Romig Ad-hoc SB Steering Committee (14-15); Federal of Community Council and Chamber of Commerce school board representative (13-14, 14-15)
• ASD educator for 23 years, secondary level ranging from at-risk to gifted and home- school students (Dimond HS, Mears JH, Benny Benson SEARCH program, Gruening MS, Central MS, Family Partnership Charter School)
• UAA Adjunct Professor, taught and supervised World Language MAT interns
• English teacher in Asia and Africa
• Group leader and organizer for multiple overseas student programs
• Founder of non-profit French Language Advocates
Committed to educational innovation
• Developed and published French and Spanish teaching units
• Steering Committee for the West-Romig as Center of Community Master Plan
Connected to the community
• 90% by 2020 Leadership Team, Community Will Building subcommittee
• Partnerships in Public Education member
• Alaska PTA member
• Anchorage East Rotarian, Board of Directors
Youth Services Chair, Liaison to West HS and East HS Interact service clubs
Past chair of International Service Committee
• Iditarod Trail Committee Iditarider Liaison Coordinator, 15-year volunteer
• Rogers Park Community Council member
• Past Executive Director of the School Business Partnership program
•Past Chair of the School Budget Advisory Commission / member Budget Advisory Commission
• Past board member of Alaska World Affairs Council
• Past member of St. Anthony's Pastoral Council
• Co-Founder of the Anchorage International Youth Hostel
Track record of excellence
• BP/YWCA Woman of Achievement
• Alaska's First Lady Volunteer Award
• BP Teacher of Excellence Recognition
• Central Middle School Teacher of the Year
• School Business Partnership Educator STAR Award
• AFLA (World Language) Teacher of the Year
• Friend of AFLA Award
WHY WAS TAM ELECTED?
As an ASD graduate, retired educator, parent, and school budget advisor, she knew well the inner workings of the Anchorage School District and hit the road running on the Anchorage School Board. She continues to provide an insight to Board governance work that is unique and valuable due to her experience garnered in a 52-year relationship with the ASD.
Paid for by Tam Agosti-Gisler for School Board