Phone: 907-864-6000


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Education, Elementary K-8, UAA Alaska Professional Teaching Certificate K-8 Special Education Endorsement

Ms. Salyerds


I am extremely pleased to be an elementary special education teacher at Mat-Su Day School!  Our entire staff creates a supportive environment.  I bring 10 years of elementary teaching experience from the Anchorage School District.  I am currently seeking my Masters in Special Education from UAA.  Prior to accepting my position in 2016, I worked as a teacher assistant in the middle /high school wing and the elementary wing after 3 years of substitute teaching.  


I grew up in Anchorage where I attended Turnagain Elementary, Romig Middle School, and West High.  I received my teaching certificate from UAA.  I am on a journey to get into shape. I enjoy working out, playing golf, and traveling.  I travel to the East Coast to visit with my adult children every summer. It's my hope to travel to all 50 states.  I especially love road trips.  


Teaching is my super power!