Ms. Kiminaq

Phone: 443-8961


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education, Minor in Alaska Native Studies, University of Alaska Anchorage

Ms. Kiminaq

Uaŋa Kiminaq. Nalġmiutun attiga Maddy Alvanna-Stimpfle.  Aakaga Yaayuk Bernadette Alvanna-Stimpfle. Aaakama ilaiyaagit Ugiuvaŋmiugurut. Aaŋaga Jim Stimpfle. Aaŋama ilaiyaagit Virginiamiugurut. 

I'm Kiminaq. My English name is Maddy Alvanna-Stimpfle. My mom is Yaayuk Bernadette Alvanna-Stimpfle. My mom's family is from King Island. My dad is Jim Stimpfle. My dad's family is from Virginia.

My students call me Ms. Kiminaq. Kiminaq is my Inupiaq name, I was named after John Kiminock, who was my late aunt, Edna Alvanna’s father. I was born and raised here in Nome and graduated from Nome-Beltz High School in 2009. I graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with my bachelors in Early Childhood Education in 2014. Currently, this is my fourth year teaching and second time teaching 2nd grade. I am happy to be teaching at home and to have the opportunity to work with Nome’s most precious gold nuggets! As a teacher, I believe all students have the ability to succeed and achieve in all that they do no matter their backgroud, given the right tools students can excel above and beyond.