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ASD Superintendent Dr. Deena Bishop Named Junior Achievement of Alaska Educator of the Year

dr deena bishop shakes hands with students ASD Superintendent Dr. Deena Bishop shakes hands with students at Alaska Native Cultural Charter School.

On Thursday, January 23, Junior Achievement (JA) honored Anchorage School District Superintendent Dr. Deena Bishop as the 2020 JA of Alaska Educator of the Year Award. 

Dr. Deena Bishop has been a strong advocate for students to receive exposure to real-world skills in the classroom by partnering with business leaders and organizations across the state. While she’s focused on improving Career Technical Education (CTE) for students within the Anchorage School District, Dr. Bishop has also been instrumental in the implementation of the partnership between ASD and the Lower Yukon School District (LYSD). This partnership allows students from a rural school district in Alaska to travel to Anchorage to take part in CTE training at King Tech High School, affording these students with skills and opportunities that would not be available to them in their home district. By helping make education relevant, ASD is ensuring students are prepared for the jobs of tomorrow.

“Superintendent Bishop’s leadership and above-average dedication to the quality of life for students of ASD is exceptional, and Alaska is fortunate to have educators of her caliber in our state,” said Flora Teo, President of Junior Achievement.