Alaska Council of School Administrator’s Winter Education Bulletin

Three times a year, the Alaska Council of School Administrators publishes a bulletin that highlights K-12 administrative work in Alaska. It’s filled with reflection, commentary and celebration of the work leading Alaska’s schools.

This winter’s edition presents a wide series of voices and perspectives. Dr. Karen Gaborik, Superintendent in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District and 2018 Alaska Superintendent Association President, writes about the ‘Mid-Year Team Check-In’, and how it helps gauge progress fulfilled and progress yet to make during a school year.

Dan Carstens, Principal at Nikiski Middle/Senior High School in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and President of the Alaska Association of Secondary School Principals, writes about his changing views on the ‘Professional Development Experience.’

Robin Jones, Principal at Chief Ivan Blunka School in the Southwest Region School District, poignantly writes about finding her home in New Stuyahok in ‘Home is Where the Heart Is.’

Eric Pederson, Principal at Paul Banks Elementary School in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and President of the Alaska Association of Elementary School Principals writes about how ‘Learning Walks Lead to Unity and Shared Leadership.’

Robyn Harris, Principal at Whaley School in the Anchorage School District and the 2018 Alaska Secondary School Principal of the Year, writes about how data informs process in ‘Data-keeping for Success.’

Michael Angaiak, Principal at Anne Wien Elementary in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, writes about being named Alaska’s 2018 NAESP National Distinguished Principal in ‘A Grateful Principal

Tamara Van Wyhe, Director of Educator & School Excellence at the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, writes about imagining future possibilities in ‘Leadership Through Unity: We truly are #BetterTogether.

Finally, A huge congratulations to Assistant Principal Meghan Redmond from Chief Ivan Blunka School in Southwest Region School District, for not only being named as Alaska’s 2019 AASSP Assistant Principal of the Year, but also being chosen as 1 of 3 finalists for the national awardthe National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Assistant Principal of the Year!

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