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Kristidel McGregor has been working in education for nearly two decades. She began teaching at West Anchorage High school in Alaska, and taught 7th, 9th, and 10th grade English Language Arts. In addition to teaching, Professor McGregor has also served as a department chair, an instructional coach, and instructor for continuing education. In her role as instructional coach, she helped teachers in non-English content areas, like science, math, and social studies, support their students’ literacy development. She also provided professional and continuing education for teachers in cooperation with the Anchorage School District and the University of Alaska.

Professor McGregor also spent five years out of the classroom, managing an Advanced Placement Equity Program grant called Project APpeal (Advanced Placement Programs for Every Able Learner). This grant worked to bring access to higher-level coursework to students across Alaska, from the urban high schools of Anchorage to the small rural villages of Kalsag and Aniak. She was responsible for coordinating and delivering grant activities, including teacher professional development, community outreach programs, and student and family support services.

Professor McGregor returned to school herself in 2015 to pursue a PhD in Critical and Sociocultural Studies in education, which she will complete in spring 2021. She teaches classes for the Education Studies department, both in undergraduate Education Foundations, and in the UOTeach Master's Program.