by Nancy Beal
Even if you did not know that Jonesport Elementary School’s new principal was from Alaska, you might have guessed. She sparkles while talking about the K through 12 schools in which she was the only teacher (and cook). Her left arm is covered with tattoos depicting the salmon that are the source of life on the Alaskan coast; the right sports sled dogs. She and her husband have five dogs, including a sled dog mix—and her surname is Fairbanks.