ASD is seeking a leader who:
Has a vision and commitment to public education for all children and a deep understanding of K-12 educational systems.
Possesses integrity, is open and honest, and will keep the focus on students.
Has a demonstrated track record of success in executive leadership, complex organizational change, and financial management.
Values, respects, and brings experience working with highly diverse student and community populations; believes in community involvement, building partnerships and establishing a positive working relationship with parents, teachers, students, and the broader community.
Has experience advocating for public education at the local, state and national level.
Is compatible with the Anchorage School Board’s values, vision, direction and goals and has experience working with a governance board.
Has a desire and experience in being both innovative and strategic.
Wants to live, work and play in Alaska. Has knowledge of, or experience with, the Anchorage School District, Anchorage, and Alaska.
Has experience using qualitative and quantitative data to inform decision making at all levels and in building a culture of positive continuous improvement.
Possesses strong interpersonal relationship skills and success as a collaborator with internal and external groups; is a good listener and strong oral and written communicator.
Is willing to be held accountable for progress on district Goals and Guardrails
Non-English languages spoken
Most ASD families — 80 percent — speak English at home. The remaining 20 percent speak 110 languages.
Top 5 languages spoken at ASD after English K-12, 2020:
- Spanish: 1758
- Hmong: 1203
- Samoan: 1083
- Filipino: 965
- Korean: 181
A diverse student population provides students the ability to interact with peers from many different backgrounds, expanding their knowledge of other cultures and preparing for life in a global society. Anchorage has the some of the most diverse schools in the U.S. at all levels.
Race and ethnicity
Minority students comprise more than 50 percent of the student population (43,500 students - Oct 2021).
African American: 4.9%
Alaska Native/American Indian: 8.5%
Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 18.5%
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More about the position:
Salary and Benefits:
The final salary for the successful candidate will be determined based upon proven experience, qualifications, and meeting Anchorage School Board criteria.
The candidate must have superintendent credentials. More information about Alaska’s superintendent accreditation process is available at the Department of Education website.
Apply online at:
February 7, 2022. 11:59PM
All materials submitted as part of the Superintendent application will remain confidential to the fullest extent allowed by law, which includes board review in a closed session of the Anchorage School Board. After all applications have been reviewed and preliminary interviews conducted by the consulting firm, the names of the semifinalists will be presented to the Anchorage School Board for its consideration. Selection of candidates for interviews is the sole responsibility of the Board. Candidates selected for interviews in Anchorage should expect that their names and resumes will become public information. Persons wishing to be considered for the position should submit an application file online including:
A letter of application stating personal qualifications, experiences, and reasons for interest in the position.
The online application form and a resume.
Four current letters of recommendation.
- Current background check.