Awards

Ms. Deanne Pearson awarded Golden Apple

Posted by on April 5, 2021 at 8:40 pm

Ms. Deanne Pearson began serving in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District in 1984. She taught in schools, raised her children through our schools, and instructed our graduates at Kenai Peninsula College. What might be most surprising–both if you know Ms. P and if you know math teachers in general–is that her flexibility is what […]

Seward Middle: State Champions of the Books Battle

Posted by on February 23, 2021 at 5:32 pm

Seward Middle School are the State of Alaska Battle of the Books champions, and won the 2021 competition today! Congratulations to Coach Shelley Walker and her amazing team—three of the four team members have been competing in state competitions together since 4th grade! Together we celebrate all the teams, and especially the Silver Salmon champion […]

Third in State Battle of the Books!

Posted by on February 22, 2021 at 4:43 pm

Congratulations to the Kenai team for an amazing job and teamwork in challenging battles! Abigail Moffett, Elizabeth Moffett, Jayna Boonstra, Emily Moss, Adeline Smith 2020-2021 Battle of the Books List! AK Battle of the Books website Tweet This Post

Cooper Landing student is ASTE Education Student of the Year

Posted by on February 19, 2021 at 3:49 pm

KPBSD student Linnaea Gossard is the 2021 Alaska Society for Technology in Education Student of the Year! Meet Linnaea Gossard, a senior at Copper Landing School in Cooper Landing, Alaska. Linnaea works hard to fashion her own educational experience and thrives in the virtual world using her 21st century skills and knowledge. Starting in 7th […]

Fulbright DAST Flash: Kenai Peninsula educational leader is going to Uzbekistan!

Posted by on November 17, 2020 at 12:09 pm

Amanda Adams of Kenai Peninsula Borough School District in Soldotna, Alaska, has been selected for the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short Term (Fulbright DAST) Program to Uzbekistan, a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Adams is one of 12 U.S. citizens who will travel to six […]

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 […]