Awards

Celebrate Ms. Jennifer Booz, Fulbright Distinguished Award

Posted by on September 18, 2020 at 4:33 pm

Homer Middle School educator is going to Finland! Jennifer Booz of Homer Middle School in Homer, Alaska, has been selected for the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Research (Fulbright DA) Program to Finland, a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Booz is one of approximately […]

Ms. Krista Etzwiler awarded Golden Apple

Posted by on September 18, 2020 at 2:02 pm

Ms. Krista Etzwiler, West Homer Elementary School Teacher Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Golden Apple Award | September 14, 2020 “Providing art opportunities for kids brings me joy. I like to think big and long-lasting so that everyone’s efforts can be enjoyed by many people for a long time.” –Ms. Krista Etzwiler There is no […]

Ms. Judy Cox awarded Golden Apple

Posted by on September 18, 2020 at 10:33 am

Ms. Judy Cox, Substitute TeacherKenai Peninsula Borough School DistrictGolden Apple Award | September 14, 2020 In 1988, Ms. Judy Cox started her career in education, and after her retirement, continued doing what she loves as a substitute teacher. “For 32 years she has been inspiring, delighting, and educating students as a kindergarten teacher, first grade […]

Chris Brown, 2020 Principal of the Year in AASSP Region III, personifies flexibility

Posted by on June 11, 2020 at 2:11 pm

Soldotna, June 11, 2020—Rising like a Phoenix, Chris Brown consistently greets his own inquisitive single-digit age children with delight. At Homer Flex High School, his smile and twinkling eyes offer a welcoming presence to each teen who walks through the door and pauses to remove shoes in the foyer to enter a new day of […]

Ms. Margaret Griffin awarded Golden Apple

Posted by on June 5, 2020 at 12:25 am

Ms. Margaret Griffin, Soldotna High SchoolKenai Peninsula Borough School District Golden Apple Award | June 1, 2020 Ms. Margaret Griffin has been working in the education field for twenty-four years. She began teaching English, then earned her Master of Arts degree in School Counseling, moved to Soldotna, Alaska, and has been a school counselor for […]

Mrs. Sharon Hale awarded Golden Apple

Posted by on June 4, 2020 at 8:12 pm

Mrs. Sharon Hale, Redoubt Elementary SchoolGolden Apple Award | June 1, 2020Kenai Peninsula Borough School District “Mrs. Sharon Hale is an incomparable human who goes beyond her duties as if there were no other option,” said nominator Stephanie Belger. “She is the librarian aide at Redoubt Elementary, and the whole community knows her as much […]

Volunteer Red Asselin Martin awarded Golden Apple

Posted by on June 4, 2020 at 5:39 pm

Ms. Red Asselin Martin, Paul Banks Elementary volunteer Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Golden Apple Award | June 1, 2020 “As the principal of Paul Banks Elementary in Homer, Alaska, I have witnessed firsthand the incredible resource that “Red” or Ms. Lisa Asselin Martin is for our school,” wrote nominator Eric Pederson. “She is a […]

Principal Eric Pederson, named Alaska Association of Elementary School Principals 2020 National Distinguished Principal

Posted by on May 29, 2020 at 6:18 pm

Superintendent John O’Brien said, “I am so proud that one of our principals received this prestigious national honor when the Alaska Association of Elementary School Principals selected Eric Pederson as the Alaska National Distinguished Principal for 2020! Congratulations to Eric and the entire Paul Banks Elementary School learning community—this recognition is so well deserved!” Nominated and […]

Tustumena Elementary is Recognized as a 2019 National ESEA Distinguished School

Posted by on January 8, 2020 at 4:04 pm

Join the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District to celebrate Tustumena Elementary educators, students, and families! One hundred schools nationwide earned recognition as a National ESEA Distinguished School in 2019, and Tustumena Elementary School is recognized in the category of exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years! In the small coastal area of Kasilof, […]

Celebrate Supt. O’Brien – Alaska School Counselor Advocate of the Year

Posted by on November 21, 2019 at 1:32 pm

Superintendent John O’Brien was surprised after he delivered a presentation to school counselors in Anchorage when the Alaska School Counselor Association (AkSCA) recognized him as their Advocate of the Year! “The Advocate of the Year award recognizes a special individual or group for their assistance in furthering the mission of school counselors in Alaska,” wrote […]