Phone: (907) 864-5639


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Mr. Benjamin Lavalier

Welcome to Dena'ina Elementary! I am excited for the school year and all that we can learn from one another.

I graduated from New Mexico State University in 2008 with my bachelors degree in Elementary Education. I began teaching in 2009 in Colorado and moved to Alaska in 2013. I have worked as a Paraprofessional, Pre- School teacher, Kindergarten teacher, 5th grade teacher, and K-5 Virtual Teacher. I have been at Dena'ina Elementary School since our opening in the Fall of 2016. My wife and I have 3 wonderful children and live in the Dena'ina community. If you have any questions or comments, please email me at