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Commissioner Mike HanleyCommissioner Hanley

Mike Hanley began his tenure as Commissioner of Education & Early Development on February 3, 2011.

Hanley served as a teacher in the Anchorage School District from 1991 to 2005. He served as an elementary school principal in the Anchorage School District from 2005 to January 2011. Hanley also has experience owning and operating commercial fishing and landscaping businesses.

In Anchorage, he coached youth soccer, basketball and running, and was a board member of the Campbell Creek Science Center, which provides outdoor activities for youth and families.

Hanley holds a bachelor of arts degree in business administration from Bethel College in Minnesota, a bachelor of arts degree in K-8 education from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and a master’s degree in educational leadership from UAA.

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Commissioner Hanley