My mother taught in an inner city setting in the Bronx. I don't know what the socio-economics are like in Kenai. but these kids had to deal with single parent households, drug addicted parents,and child abuse. And this was back during the time when these issues didn't make the front page of any newspaper. I don't know what life is like in Alaska for high school, but way too many teachers face the type of children my mother did, with even fewer resources. At least my mother didn't have to buy the paper for the school's mimeograph machine.