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Mark Ahlness
mahlness@comcast.net

I'm retired, after 31 years as a public school teacher. I live in Seattle, Washington and spend some of my spare time at Seattle's Pike Place Market, volunteering in their Education Program - and also helping run the Seattle Nature Alliance.

Below are a few of the spaces I have developed, and then some stuff from WAY down Memory Lane...
roomtwelve.com arborheights.wikispaces.com www.ahlness.com
earthdaybags.org northwestartists.org theshiningplace.com
arborheights.com elmgroveproductions.com sogreatajoy.com
Tictech menbakebetter.com livingmysteries.com
Random Thoughts 
of Louis Schmier
Peregrine Falcon Slideshow somuchbeauty.org

Personal History

I grew up in the Midwest (North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota) and then moved to Manchester, Connecticut.

I received a BA in psychology from the University of Connecticut in 1973 (I'm the guy with the longest hair).

I then moved to Seattle, where I received my teaching certificate and M.Ed. from the University of Washington.

Oh yeah, I was an elementary public school teacher for 31 years.
 

Education Web Stuff

I am the developer of the Arbor Heights Home Page, on the web now for twenty-four years!  

Every spring I coordinate the Earth Day Groceries Project, which I began on the Internet in 1994.

I set up the original archive of The Random Thoughts of Louis Schmier, which I migrated to his still very active blog. Not too many blogs go back to 1993!

I was the moderator of tictech, an email discussion list dealing with information about technology in education in the Seattle Public Schools.

Personal Web Stuff

  A few years ago my third grade class had a great time observing and naming a young peregrine falcon in Minnesota!  Here's a slideshow

    My parents had a pretty swell time at their 50th wedding anniversary 20+ years ago. 

   I'm delighted to be running the blog for the Education Program at Seattle's Pike Place Market.

   The Seattle Nature Alliance is where I get to keep pushing my passion for the environment.

   Finally, a link to the site I maintain for my talented wife Janeanne Houston