KPBSD employees

Ms. Natali Jones, 2018 Alaska Counselor of the Year!

Posted by on November 19, 2018 at 6:05 pm

The 2018 Alaska School Counselor of the Year is Ms. Natali Jones, itinerant counselor serving Chapman School Anchor Point Alaska, Homer Flex High School, Nanwalek School, Nikolaevsk School, Port Graham School, and Susan B. English School in Seldovia! “The communities that I serve are incredibly diverse. Weekly, I work with Alaska Native villages, a Russian Orthodox village, a township, and an alternative […]

Unlock Potential. Find Your Password! #SPAW2018

Posted by on November 12, 2018 at 4:47 pm

Unlock Potential. Find Your Password! It is School Psychology Awareness Week, and the goal is to illuminate how identifying strength and action passwords can direct students to take steps toward positive change. Passwords such as imagine, encourage, learn, connect, and contribute can push us forward to help students develop critical academic and social-emotional skills. These […]

Departing KPBSD after fifteen plus years

Posted by on May 19, 2017 at 12:07 pm

KPBSD appreciates dedicated staff who will retire or depart this year “This is a bittersweet time of year with our staff. It is a time to celebrate the successes and growth we’ve all experienced throughout the district. It is also a time for transition. We are losing some excellent educators and support staff, and while […]

Celebrate KPBSD music teacher Jonathan Dillon

Posted by on March 3, 2017 at 11:30 am

Meet Jonathan Dillon, music teacher at Mountain View Elementary! In 2016, three Alaska Arts Educator Fellowships were awarded, including a music specialist, a visual arts specialist, and a kindergarten teacher. All three were awarded to KPBSD educators! Mr. Dillon, Mountain View Elementary music educator,  furthered his study of elementary choral conducting through the Kodály Program […]

Meet KPBSD Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired

Posted by on March 2, 2017 at 6:23 pm

Do you have a dream?   Meet Jordana Engebretsen, KPBSD teacher of the blind and visually impaired! Mrs. Engebretsen teaches KPBSD students who are blind and visually impaired, and she herself is blind. Jordana organizes community events and outreach in KPBSD schools to aid sighted people learn about braille and blindness. #Celebraille   In addition, Jordana […]

Words to lead by #inspire #motivate

Posted by on January 11, 2017 at 5:54 pm

Dear Soldotna High School Stars, In December, KPBSD “Student Voice” leaders–many from your school–put forth an invite to schools to connect in a creative gift exchange celebrating our district. The KPBSD district office leadership team opted-in to play, and we drew Soldotna High School! May these words of wisdom which guide and motivate your district […]

In her words … | Pauline Mills, KPBSD secretary

Posted by on September 29, 2016 at 9:59 am

Celebrating Pauline Mills, KPBSD 30+ year secretary, 1984 – In her words… I started my first day of work on my birthday August 7, 1984, as a secretary for the Federal Programs, bilingual, small schools, and russian villages. Then the district added Migrant Education to our office that year with the SERCC office (Alaska’s Educational […]

In his words… | Dave Daniel, KPBSD teacher

Posted by on September 22, 2016 at 12:46 pm

Celebrating Dave Daniel, KPBSD 30+ year teacher, 1986 –  In his words… “They will not care how much you know, until they know how much you care.” “Our children are our future, literally. They come from all possible walks of life, all socioeconomic backgrounds, all types of living conditions, and with their own unique gifts and […]

2016 Inclusive Practices Award goes to Nikiski special education team

Posted by on February 19, 2016 at 6:17 pm

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Contact: Pegge Erkeneff, 907.714.8888 News Release KPBSD team from Nikiski awarded top state recognition Soldotna, February 19, 2016—A team of six KPBSD employees make a difference every day at Nikiski Middle-High School for their students with disabilities. Recognizing excellence, the Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education awarded the 2016 […]

Battle of Binkley – School District vs Borough at Tsalteshi Trails

Posted by on July 7, 2015 at 3:34 pm

KPBSD employees, Let’s win the Battle of Binkley! This fun series promotes play, wellness, and a dash of fierce competition! Walkers and runners are welcome, every Wednesday, beginning July 8th Details… About the Salmon Run Series The Salmon Run Series is a series of 5 races hosted at the Tsalteshi Trails.  Each race is 5K and utilizes […]