Alak School

Principal: Pamiiḷaq Pamella Simpson 

Pamella Simpson

For over 30 years, I have worked in the education field in Alaska, with over 42 years of teaching. In 1997, Utqiagvik became my home.


I began my NSBSD career teaching at Hopson Middle School. In 2002, I transferred to Ipalook Elementary. During my time with the district I have worked at all the Utqiagvik schools, was the NSBSD district wide reading coach, worked in Student Services, and helped to develop Mapkuq units for our Inupiaq Learning Framework. In 2019, I started working at Kiita Learning Community as a full-time teacher. I love the alternative school setting.


For the FY22/23 school year, I will have the privilege of being the principal at Kiita Learning Community while also having the pleasure of continuing to teach Iñupiaq Literature, North Slope History, North Slope Government, and Alaska Studies. I learn something new along with our students every time I teach these classes.


I thank the community for this honor and for putting their faith in me.



Pamiiḷaq Pamella Simpson, Ed. S., M Ed. Admin.

Principal/Teacher at Kiita Learning Community, NSBSD

907-852-9752 Desk phone

907-852-9750 School

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9:00AM - 4:00PM
9:00AM - 3:00PM 
8:30AM - 4:30PM





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Welcome to Kiita Learning Community

Kiita Learning Community is an alternative high school located in Barrow, Alaska that seeks to serve the educational needs of students who need a smaller more flexible learning environment. Kiita seeks to help students who have dropped out or who fallen seriously behind in traditional schools. Regular small classes, independent study classes as well as work place opportunities are the means by which students earn academic credits. A strong emphasis is also placed on improving the student’s mental and emotional health.