‘Meghan Redmond, Assistant Principal of Chief Ivan Blunka School in New Stuyahok, Named 2019 National Assistant Principal of the Year’ by Sam Jordan at ASDN

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has named Meghan Redmond, assistant principal of Chief Ivan Blunka School in New Stuyahok, Alaska, the 2019 National Assistant Principal of the Year. Her award announcement is made during NASSP’s annual celebration of National Assistant Principals Week.

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‘Expressing Gratitude Matters’ by Principal Robin Jones of Chief Ivan Blunka School

While there are many advantages to working in the field of education, educators often communicate that they do not feel adequately appreciated for the extraordinary work they do. Recognizing that thankfulness is an important value and an often simple expression can make a significant difference, we have started a movement of deliberately spreading the practice of gratitude. Continue reading ‘Expressing Gratitude Matters’ by Principal Robin Jones of Chief Ivan Blunka School

Celebrating 100% Teacher Retention! by Robin Jones, Principal of Chief Ivan Blunka School

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Teacher retention, effective classroom instruction, and institutional knowledge are key to closing achievement gaps and increasing student performance. It takes time for teachers to gain experience and maximize their effectiveness in the classroom.  When teachers commit to being consistent year after year, the students gain a sense of continuity and the staff gains strong collegiality and relational trust. Continue reading Celebrating 100% Teacher Retention! by Robin Jones, Principal of Chief Ivan Blunka School