Dr. Deena Paramo’s focus on student achievement and success is backed by her experiences in teaching and educational leadership. As superintendent of the largest school district in the state, she is firmly committed to the ASD’s vision to have every child prepared for the work force or post-secondary education after high school.
Paramo began her Alaska educational career in 1991 and has proudly served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent of the Mat-Su Borough School District before being named ASD’s superintendent in July 2016.
Paramo holds a bachelor’s degree in Education with a specialization in bilingual education, a master’s degree in educational administration and a doctorate in learning assessment and system performance. She was part of the first graduating class for the American Association of School Administrators National Superintendents Certification two-year program.
She is active in several local and civic organizations including the Education Commission of the States, Alaska Superintendents’ Association, 90% by 2020 Partnership, Anchorage and Chugiak-Eagle River Chambers of Commerce, East Anchorage Rotary, Foraker Group and United Way. She serves on several non-profit boards and enjoys spending time with her family, snow and water skiing, running and interior painting. Dr. Paramo has two college-age daughters.
Superintendent Transition Plan
This entry plan outlines specific strategies to provide Dr. Paramo the opportunity to learn about the district – its students and staff, and the community which supports ASD.
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The district's Multicultural Education Concerns Advisory Committee (MECAC) works to ensure equity for ally students by providing input directly to the superintendent on relevant issues that impact student achievement, including parent involvement, community relations, curriculum adoption and implementation, cultural competence, and equity and other instructional concerns.
News release, May 2, 2016
The Anchorage School Board named Dr. Deena Paramo as the next superintendent of the Anchorage School District.
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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.
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Dr. Deena Paramo
Dr. Deena Paramo became superintendent of the Anchorage School District on July 1, 2016.
Dr. Paramo’s focus on student achievement and success is backed by her experiences in teaching and educational leadership. She is firmly committed to the Anchorage School District’s vision to have every child prepared for the work force or post-secondary education after high school.
Dr. Paramo holds a bachelor’s degree in Education with a specialization in Bilingual Education from Texas State University, a master’s in Administration from the University of Alaska Anchorage and a doctorate in Learning Assessment and System Performance from the University of Oregon.
She serves on several non-profit boards and enjoys spending time with her family, snow and water skiing, running and interior decorating.