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Michael Hanley

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Michael Hanley
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Alaska Commissioner of Education
In office
February 3, 2011 - Present
Years in position 4
Base salary$136,350
Elections and appointments
AppointedFebruary 3, 2011
Appointed byAlaska Board of Education
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBethel College, University of Alaska Anchorage
Master'sUniversity of Alaska Anchorage
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Michael Hanley is the current Alaska Commissioner of Education. Hanley was appointed to his position by Governor Sean Parnell on February 3, 2011.[1]


Hanley served as a teacher in the Anchorage School District from 1991 to 2005.[1] He served as an elementary school principal in the Anchorage School District from 2005 to January 2011. Hanley also has experience owning and operating commercial fishing and landscaping businesses.[1][2]


  • Bethel College in Minnesota, Bachelor of arts degree in business administration
  • University of Alaska Anchorage, Bachelor of arts degree in K-8 education
  • University of Alaska Anchorage, Master’s degree in educational leadership[1][2]

Political career

Commissioner of Education (2011-Present)

Hanley has served as Alaska Commissioner of Education since his appointment by Governor Sean Parnell on February 3, 2011.[1]



Hanley was appointed to Alaska Commissioner of Education by Governor Sean Parnell on February 3, 2011.[1]


Hanley and his wife live in Juneau.[3]

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