Peggy Cowan, Chief Executive Officer

Peggy Cowan is the Chief Executive Officer of the North Slope Borough
School District. Peggy believes in the importance of high expectations and
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positive relationships. Throughout her career she’s emphasized learning about the world through local examples and validating local culture, history and knowledge.
Peggy was superintendent of the North Slope Borough School District from 2009-2015. Since then she’s been an educational consultant working with the University of Alaska, the Alaska Council of School Administrators and the Association of Alaska School Boards. Prior to 2009, she was Superintendent of the Juneau School District. She was also the Assistant Superintendent and Director of Curriculum and Assessment in the Juneau School District.
Peggy was an administrator in the Alaska Department of Education for fourteen years, supervising areas of science, math and Native education. Prior to that, she worked for Alaska Sea Grant and the School of Education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She is a former Superintendent of the Year in Alaska.