Hard work and dedication

Ed Graff, superintendentEd Graff


Anchorage School District


5530 E Northern Lights Blvd.

Anchorage, AK 99504-3135


Dory Hunt

Executive Assistant



Biography for Mr. Graff

Ed Graff was appointed superintendent of the Anchorage School District on March 18, 2013.


Mr. Graff began his teaching career in 1991 at Gladys Wood Elementary School. Nine years later, he became an elementary school principal in the district. In 2008, Mr. Graff was named executive director of Elementary Education. The following year, he became the Chief Academic Officer, a position formerly referred to as assistant superintendent for instruction. A graduate in Elementary Education at the University of Alaska Anchorage, Mr. Graff holds a Master's Degree in Education Administration from University of Southern Mississippi. He has post-masters coursework in curriculum, educational leadership and instruction. Mr. Graff has served on several boards and professional organizations, including Junior Achievement, School Business Partnerships and Alaska Learning Network.


Originally from Minnesota, he has lived in several Alaska towns and villages, including Hooper Bay and Savoonga. He is married to Michelle Prince, an ASD elementary school principal. They have one son.


Download Mr. Graff's full biography (PDF) 


December 2013


As we approach the halfway point of the school year, I extend my thanks for your support of public education. We've had an outstanding year so far and I’m proud of our students and staff for the hard work and dedication they’ve demonstrated.


I want to congratulate the students who graduated and received their high school diplomas this month. Although these students don’t receive the traditional recognition and acknowledgment that springtime graduates receive, their accomplishments are significant and deserve praise. I’m confident their education has prepared them for success, and I wish them best of luck in their future endeavors.


Over the past few months, some remarkable things have been happening in our schools thanks to our community and business partners. Our schools are fortunate to have strong partners that help our students in so many ways. Their support, paired with the work of our devoted and talented staff as well as our wonderful students and families, is making a positive impact on education in our community.


I have high expectations and hopes for the second semester as we work to build on our success. I wish all of you a wonderful holiday season. See you in January!




Ed Graff



Destination 2020

Destination 2020

Destination 2020 is the district’s comprehensive, multi-year plan to increase student achievement. The plan focuses on improving the performance of every child to ensure at least one year’s academic growth each year. Destination 2020 is built on the district's mission, vision and core values as outlined by the school board.


Learn more about Destination 2020


Attendance matters

Attendance matters every day, all day. Watch the video then Download the Attendance Matters flier (PDF) 


Every minute counts. Watch the video to find out why it's so important for kids to arrive on time and not leave early.