Awards

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 […]

KPBSD leadership recognized by State of Alaska Educational Leaders!

Posted by on November 5, 2019 at 3:38 pm

News Release Kenai Middle School Assistant Principal Dan Beck is State of Alaska 2020 Assistant Principal of the Year! KPBSD is proud to celebrate Homer Middle School Principal Kari Dendurent who is Region III Principal of the Year, and Kenai Middle School Assistant Principal Dan Beck who is recognized as both the Region III Assistant […]

The Honorable Representative Paul Seaton awarded Golden Apple

Posted by on October 7, 2019 at 3:45 pm

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District The Honorable Paul Seaton, Alaska House of Representatives Golden Apple Award | September 9, 2019 Golden Apple nominator Sean Dusek said, “It is with great pleasure that I nominate Paul Seaton for a Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Golden Apple Award for his tireless support of public education in Alaska.” […]

Special Education Teacher David Justice awarded Golden Apple

Posted by on December 3, 2018 at 7:28 pm

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Golden Apple Award | December 3, 2018 Mr. David Justice, Soldotna High School Special Education teacher Golden Apple nominator Greg Landeis wrote, “In the spring of 2018, I witnessed my son graduate from Soldotna High School. You might think this is a great feat since thousands of kids graduate from high […]