Randi M. Shrider
Faculty, Elementary Education
Stevenson Rm. 121
- Associate’s in Early Childhood Education (Salish Kootenai College, 2008)
- Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (University of Montana, 2008)
- Master’s in Educational Leadership (University of Alaska, 2012)
- Master’s in Counselor Education (University of Alaska, 2017)
Randi Shrider was born and raised in Saint Ignatius, MT. After graduating from Charlo High School, she received a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Montana while also earning her Associate’s degree in Early Childhood from Salish Kootenai College. In 2009, Randi moved to Alaska where she expanded her educational journey through serving the Yukon-Koyukuk School District (YKSD) as an early elementary teacher in the village of Minto. During her time in Minto, she was recommended to participate in the Rural Alaska Principal Preparation and Support Project (RAPPS) that focused on helping prepare principals for high-poverty and remote Alaska schools where she earned her first Master’s degree in Educational Leadership.
After receiving her degree, she worked as a principal/teacher in the village of Allakaket. In her position as administrator, she developed a diverse knowledge and skill set displaying the competence and creativity that have helped to shape her professional goals. Her flexibility in working with students, teachers, staff and the public has earned her an enviable reputation as an individual who truly cares about individuals who live in small communities.
Randi further advanced her career in education while carrying out her professional responsibilities within the district as high school counselor, during which time she earned her second Master’s in Counseling from the University of Alaska. Randi eventually opened a new office in Eagle River, Alaska, and served as both a counselor and teacher to military families through a statewide correspondence program. During the 2020-2021 school year, Randi served as an assistant principal of a charter school in South Houston, TX, serving youth and families from various ethnic, racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds.
Randi has raced sled dogs, picked ice on the Koyukuk river, trained in temperatures of 50 below for snowshoe races, and met some amazing people and mushers along the way, including Aliy Zirkle. She gives of herself to everyone, at any time, so that their lives are better. Randi is delighted to have the opportunity to serve you and assist you on your journey as an educator.