Kris Hinrichsen

Kris is a first-and second-grade teacher in Anchorage, Alaska. Kris is the 2018 BP Teacher of the Year. Kris served on the National Commission for Social, Emotional, and Academic Development as a member of the Council of Distinguished Educators and published a national report called “A Nation of Hope." He has served other teachers by offering classes on how to teach SEL for the last 7 years. He took his expertise on social-emotional learning to the National ESSA Conference as a presenter in 2019. In 2019, his ideas were published in a book he contributed to called Creating Social and Emotional Learning Environments. He is a National Board Certified Teacher in the area of Early Childhood Education.

  • First- and second-grade teacher at Chinook Elementary School in the Open Optional Program in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Includes academics, self-control, conflict resolution, and social and emotional learning in his lesson plans
  • 2018 BP Teacher of the Year
  • Offers classes for teachers on how to teach SEL
  • Served on the National Commission for Social, Emotional, and Academic Development as a member of the Council of Distinguished Educators hosted by Aspen Institute
  • Published the “A Nation of Hope” report and contributed to Creating Social and Emotional Learning Environments
  • National Board Certification in Early Childhood Education
  • Master’s degree in the Arts of Teaching in 2011 from Alaska Pacific University
Kris Hinrichsen

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