Dan Walker, President

Superintendent, Lower Kuskokwim School District (Bethel)

Daniel Walker is the superintendent of the Lower Kuskokwim School District headquartered in Bethel, Alaska.  Dan has worked in LKSD for the past 24 years as a teacher, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent.  He has been an innovator in increasing access to technology in an effort to break down barriers for students in LKSD.  He places a strong emphasis on building positive relationships at all levels to establish a strong foundation for trust among all stakeholders.


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Scott MacManus, Vice-President 

Superintendent, Alaska Gateway School District

Scott is currently the Superintendent for the Alaska Gateway School District located in Tok, Alaska.



Annmarie O’Brien, Secretary-Treasurer 

Superintendent, Northwest Arctic Borough School District (Kotzebue) 

Dr. Annmarie O’Brien moved to Alaska in 1976 and taught at Mikelnguut Elitnaurviat (M.E.) in Bethel for eight years before taking time off to complete her doctorate studies. Her career has spanned working as a university supervisor for teachers training to work with at-risk students, a research associate at ISER/UAA, a principal, and university adjunct faculty. Annmarie has worked in NWABSD since 1999 and has served as their Director of Curriculum and Instruction and Assistant Superintendent. She is currently in her third year as superintendent.



Pam Lloyd, Member-at-Large 

Vice President, GCI Government, Healthcare, and Education


Glenn Bafia, Member-at-Large

Executive Director, NEA-Alaska

Glenn Bafia is the Executive Director for NEA-Alaska. His position is to oversee the operations of NEA-Alaska and to help fulfill the strategic plan that members have set for the organization. Glenn was as an elementary teacher for fourteen years before going to work for the NEA affiliate in Washington State. He was a field representative and a manager with the Washington Education Association prior to coming to Alaska in February, 2017. This year marks his thirty-fourth year working in education.