About Us
John          &          Diana
Diana came from Oregon and has a BA with an
emphasis in education. She is an experienced
elementary school teacher having taught in
California. Diana held an Alaska Teaching
Certificate for over twenty years. On arrival to
Alaska she began working for the State in the court
system in Anchorage spending about fifteen years
in the Anchorage ASAP office as a
screener/probation officer. After leaving that
position and returning to a new home in Girdwood,
she took the time to write the
What Do You Know
About Alcohol & Drugs? Correspondence
. This course was born from a need  she
recognized while working for the State. Diana
noticed  that off-road defendants found it very
difficult to take a  required alcohol & drug education
class in town. This course was designed to help
them and to provide a needed option for the courts.
Diana has been administering this course since
 The photos are of Girdwood in the Winter/
Glacier Creek area. (Except the photo of John & Diana.)
John and Diana were married in 1970 and came to
Alaska in 1977. John taught  jr. high math, science and
health for eight years in Los Angeles and finished his
career in Anchorage at Wendler Jr. High School in 1994.
John has a BA in Educational Psychology and a Masters
in Education. After graduate studies in counseling at Cal
State Long Beach and the University of Southern
California, John held a California Pupil Personnel
Certificate (counseling certificate), now expired.  He also
taught Alcohol & Drug Information as part of the health
curriculum in the public schools for several years.  Upon
arrival in Girdwood both John & Diana operated a B&B
for ten years. John was certified also to work in the ADIS
correspondence school in 2007. Now they both manage
the school together.    
The Student population we do reach is made up of
ages ranging from junior high to senior citizens living
primarily away from easy-to-access Alaska alcohol &
drug education classes. Students are found in Alaska
villages and on commercial fishing boats, in many
colleges and universities scattered across the US,
and on military bases in foreign countries...even on
the oil platforms in the North Sea. There are some
students on the Alaska road system that are assigned
by the court to this school for various reasons.
courts in the lower forty-eight have also
assigned their defendants to us.
school for
alcohol & drug
education is
approved by the
State of Alaska
for use in court
and DMV

Certification ...
Now valid to
June 15, 2016.
What Do You Know About Alcohol and Drugs?  
                      Correspondence Course
This course
revolves around
Journaling* for
change. John &
Diana have been
trained and
certified in this

*The Change
Company -
The Students