(Photo by Hannah Flor/KFSK)

School started Tuesday for most students in Petesrburg. Several new teachers are joining the Petersburg School District this year. Sharon Paulsen is one of two new fourth grade teachers. She and her family moved to Petersburg from Juneau, where she taught middle school art. Most of her teaching experience has been with middle and high school age kids, and she told KFSK’s Hannah Flor that she looks forward to the enthusiasm of elementary students.

KFSK has been airing conversations with new teachers during the first week of school. You can find Hannah Flor’s interview with new high school math teacher Megan Smith here, new 5th grade teacher Gus Pennington here, and new 1st grade teacher Jolie Norman here. New 4th grade teacher Thomas Hambley declined to speak with KFSK, and secondary special education teacher Rosal Concepcion did not respond to invitations to be interviewed.