In light of the changes needed during this global pandemic, The Iditarod Education Department has reworked and changed the 2021 Teacher on the Trail program for the safety and benefit of all. The role of 2021 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail Jim Deprez has been revised, and we are excited about it. Under advisement and with consensus, we have deferred Jim’s trail experience to the 50th running of the Iditarod in 2022. He will continue his lessons and postings as you know them, but be looking forward to new, innovative, and exciting ways he will be sharing this year’s race experience with you.
Applicants for the 2022 Teacher on the Trail have been advised of this change and have been offered the opportunity to defer their applications for the 2023 position. Additional applications will be accepted for 2023 Teacher on the Trail up until December 1, 2021.