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Principal Douglas Gray

The Alaska Association of Elementary School Principals recently announced Doug Gray, principal of Paideia Cooperative School in Anchorage, Alaska, as their National Distinguished Principal for 2019. 

Doug Gray was nominated and selected by his fellow principals through a statewide search process conducted by the Alaska Association of Elementary School Principals.

Gray graduated from Notre Dame College with a Bachelor’s Degree, he then added a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Framingham State College in Massachusetts and later an Administrative Certificate from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Doug began his administrative career as a principal at Clarks Point Elementary in 2000 and went on to be the ECE Special Education Supervisor then Director in the Anchorage School District from 2006-2011.  He went back to the principalship in Anchorage at Lake Otis Elementary in 2012 and is currently in his first year at the principal at Paideia Cooperative School.