Golden Apple Award Recognition

Posted by on July 26, 2018 at 3:30 pm

Who do you believe goes above and beyond in our schools to meet our KPBSD mission? Kindly nominate a staff member, volunteer, student, business or community partnership to be recognized for outstanding service and contributions to educating our students. How-To make your nomination: Read the Golden Apple recognition rubric below. Complete the nomination; make sure to […]

Nurse Tracy Silta awarded Golden Apple

Posted by on July 9, 2018 at 6:40 pm

      Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Golden Apple Award | July 9, 2018 Mrs. Tracy Silta “Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Nurse Tracy Silta demonstrates on a daily basis all of the personal and professional qualities of an efficacious school nurse for students,” wrote nominator James Knoebel, Special Education Department Chair, Soldotna High School. “She […]

Heleana Backus, Seward High School #ClassOf2018

Posted by on July 3, 2018 at 5:31 pm

Heleana Backus Seward High School, Class of 2018 Heleana Backus was a member of the Seward High School Debate, Drama, and Forensics Team, Student Council, and the National Honor Society. However, she wrote that, “The most pivotal points in my development as a thinker and human being have happened in the English classroom.” It was […]

2018 Kenai BP Teachers of Excellence

Posted by on June 1, 2018 at 1:14 pm

KPBSD celebrates Robanne Stading, 2018 Kenai BP Teacher of the Year, five BP Teachers of Excellence, and the 2018 Kenai Education Ally. I am very proud of all our finalist for this prestigious award,” said Sean Dusek, superintendent. “They all embody the qualities we want all of our teachers to exhibit, especially in how they […]

Celebrate Jen Booz, 2018 Kenai BP Teacher of Excellence

Posted by on May 31, 2018 at 3:48 pm

“There are so many amazing teachers out there doing incredible things every day that to be singled out for recognition feels unbelievable. I love being a teacher. Teaching science to middle school students is the best job I can imagine but I could not do it alone. Kari Dendurent, my principal, is always willing to […]

Celebrate Wil Chervenak, 2018 Kenai BP Teacher of Excellence

Posted by on May 31, 2018 at 3:45 pm

“There are very few elements in life that are fixed–money, health, relationships, employment, fame, talent, and material possessions can all fluctuate drastically. Education however, is one of life’s most precious resources as it not only serves as a vehicle for upward mobility but as a fixed component in the physiological fabric of an individual. One’s […]

Celebrate Carlyn Nichols, 2018 Kenai BP Teacher of Excellence

Posted by on May 31, 2018 at 3:35 pm

“It’s an exciting time to be an educator. Through personalized learning and maker education I get to be a facilitator of experiences and mentor in learning rather than a conduit of information and “giver of tests”. I love watching students take ownership of their learning and pursue their curiosities.  I really believe one of the […]

Celebrate Aaron Gordon, 2018 Kenai BP Education Ally

Posted by on May 31, 2018 at 3:20 pm

Nate Crabtree, K-Beach Elementary was in on a secret, and made up a story to bring Mr. Aaron Gordon to the BP Teachers of Excellence celebration. During the evening awards, Mr. Gordon discovered he was the 2018 Kenai Education Ally when Superintendent Dusek began reading about him! “Our Educational Ally works with young students in […]

Celebrate Staci Wells, 2018 Kenai BP Teacher of Excellence

Posted by on May 31, 2018 at 3:05 pm

“As educators, we meet truly outstanding professional who makes a difference in the lives of children. Staci Wells is just that person! She is willing to go above and beyond and plays a critical role in sparking a passion for learning while consistently challenging and engaging all of her students.” –Bill Withrow, Redoubt Elementary principal […]

Celebrate Robanne Stading, 2018 Kenai BP Teacher of the Year

Posted by on May 30, 2018 at 4:32 pm

“Every student can learn and learning looks different for every student, the way it should be! With this belief, I am always looking for the ways to help all students at Nikolaevsk learn. As the special education teacher at a K-12 school, every year is different as the students grow up, learn new skills, take […]