On January 19th, the Anchorage School District brought its first wave of students back into the classroom. Katherine Porter was one of the first teachers back with them. She teaches special education study skills at East Anchorage High School.

ATMI youth health reporter Annika Wolfe spoke with Ms. Porter about what it was like returning to in-person classes, the difficulties teaching remotely, and how she and other teachers are working to keep students safe.

They spoke on February 10th, 2021.

Hosted by Jania Tumey.

Music by Devin Shreckengost and Kendrick Whiteman.


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