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Welcome to Lisa Shelby's home page!


I am proud to be here at Susitna Valley Jr/Sr High School!  This is a beautiful school in the northern Susitna Valley, serving about 190 students from the communities of Talkeetna, Trapper Creek and Willow.  We have amazing students and staff who are dedicated to rigorous academic standards and a supportive and loving learning environment!  


Our school is small yet mighty in athletic spirit, sense of community, and varied academic offerings.  We pride ourselves on having small class sizes, strong relationships with our students and families, the ability and desire to individualize instruction through creative scheduling or blended classes, and we aim to send our young citizens off with a career plan.  We can boast about a 100% graduation rate for many years running, and a learning environment that supports one to one technology.  


I have been a principal for almost a decade, spanning across K-12, in both WA and AK.  My heart is in small schools and small communities, and I enjoy getting to know students and families.  Thank you all for sharing your children with us.  Your partnership with us in the educational process is key.  Thank you for staying involved and helping us create success for every child.  Go Rams!


I enjoy hearing ideas from students, parents and community members. Please don't hesitate to call or email if I can help in any way, or if you have something to share. Use this form if you would like to share a thought or give feedback anonymously: https://goo.gl/forms/XSJA4A00vBNxmMPO2



Lisa Shelby

Principal, SVS