KPBSD District Stories

Personalized Learning: facilitate plus solid trusting relationships

Posted by on July 20, 2017 at 4:35 pm

Mrs. Stephanie Cronin, Seward High School Educator of all levels of high school mathematics and Principles of Engineering My role in the classroom is as a facilitator of learning. This role has changed throughout my twenty years as a teacher. From the days of overheads, and sage on the stage in which the teacher passes […]

Personalized Learning: increase student autonomy

Posted by on July 20, 2017 at 4:29 pm

Mrs. Meredith McCullough, Kenai Central High School English Teacher By the time I meet my students in high school, many believe their educational paths are set. This fixed view of learning creates unnecessary challenges and limitations that impact students for their entire lives, and is the reason I reevaluated my beliefs about teaching. The truth […]

Personalized Learning: Think Kaladi Brothers, soup and salad bar, treadmill

Posted by on July 20, 2017 at 4:22 pm

Ms. Sienna Griggs, Mountain View Elementary, 4th grade teacher explains, I define personalized learning as the ability of a student to have self-directed choice in what and how he or she is going to learn; a sense of ownership over their education. While I am still learning about personalizing, I experimented with several elements of personalization […]

David Kalugin | Voznesenka School #Classof2017

Posted by on July 13, 2017 at 2:52 pm

David Kalugin Voznesenka School Class of 2017 “Voznesenka School is proud to recognize David Kalugin as an accomplished member of our 2017 graduating class who created a reputation of being witty and laid back,” said Principal Wojciak. Starting his school career at McNeil Canyon School, which he attended from kindergarten through sixth grade, David completed […]

Gavin Elvsaas | Susan B. English School #Classof2017

Posted by on July 13, 2017 at 2:45 pm

Gavin Elvsaas Susan B. English School Class of 2017 Gavin Elvsaas grew up in Seldovia and is part of the graduating class of 2017 at Susan B. English School, the same school from which her mother, aunts and uncles, cousins, and other relatives graduated. She is a self-possessed, kind-hearted, and passionate girl who has made […]

Jackson Blackwell | Soldotna High School #Classof2017

Posted by on July 13, 2017 at 2:21 pm

Jackson Blackwell Soldotna High School Class of 2017 The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and Soldotna High School have provided me and many other students with countless opportunities. Over my thirteen years in the district I have been challenged to excel and make a difference within the school and greater community. I credit my many […]

Izabeau Stalkfleet Pearston | River City Academy #Classof2017

Posted by on July 13, 2017 at 11:27 am

Izabeau Stalkfleet Pearston River City Academy Class of 2017 Class of 2017 Valedictorian Izabeau Stalkfleet Pearston has been a cornerstone of River City Academy since seventh grade. Izabeau graduates with a 3.98 GPA and a total of 16 college credits through JumpStart at Kenai Peninsula College (KPC). Her completed college courses include college algebra, trigonometry […]

Rick Jager | Port Graham School #Classof2017

Posted by on July 13, 2017 at 11:20 am

Rick Jager Port Graham School Class of 2017 During the Port Graham School 2017 graduation ceremony, natural storyteller, University of Alaska scholar, and graduate Rick Jager told the story of what helped him reach the finish line. Hard work and perseverance were part of it, but having a teacher who took the time to reach […]

Mikayla Clark | Ninilchik School #Classof2017

Posted by on July 13, 2017 at 10:58 am

Mikayla Clark Ninilchik School Class of 2017 Mikayla Clark has been an outstanding student at Ninilchik for the past 10 years. “I’ve had the pleasure of knowing her for the past six years, and during these years I’ve seen her grow into a mature, confident young woman,” said Principal Jeff Ambrosier. “Through the I-team process […]

Michale Meyers | Nikiski Middle-High School #Classof2017

Posted by on July 13, 2017 at 10:50 am

Michale Meyers Nikiski Middle-High School Class of 2017 Michale Meyers is the first high school graduate in his family, and has taken advantage of every opportunity throughout high school to prepare himself for the world of work. With a diploma in hand, eight semesters of welding courses under his belt, and a job already in […]