Lorrie Heagy


Lorrie Heagy is the music teacher at Glacier Valley Elementary School and creator of Juneau Alaska Music Matters (JAMM). She has 24 years-experience in the classroom and has provided teacher training in arts integration, brain-based learning and student engagement throughout the U.S. She is honored to represent Alaska’s teachers as the 2011 Alaska Teacher of the Year and holds a PhD and honorary doctorate in education. in 2014, Lorrie was adopted into the Kiks.adi clan and is carried by the name Gaxáansán. Last year, Lorrie received a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching where she conducted research in the UK on best practices in music education that support childrenʼs creativity, agency, well-being and identity.