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North Slope Borough Board of Education Appoints New Superintendent of Schools

The Board of Education for the North Slope Borough School District is pleased to announce their choice for a new Superintendent of Schools, Ms. Kathy Ahgeak, beginning July 1, 2019.  The Board wishes to express their sincere thanks to everyone who participated and supported the events on May 17th.

The Board met in executive session on the afternoon of May 17th to review the results of the interview.  The Board discussed the appointment of a Superintendent from the two well-qualified candidates.   After coming out of executive session, the Board took formal action in open session and voted for the appointment of Kathy Ahgeak for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Kathy Ahgeak is presently serving as the Director of Teaching and Learning for the North Slope Borough School District and has extensive experience serving in the field of education. Born and raised in Barrow, Kathy completed her undergraduate program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and continued her Masters degree in a blended learning environment. Throughout her formal education pathway, Kathy ensured that learning was balanced between our Inupiaq system of knowledge and western education requirements, and is committed to build systems of support for our students.

Ms. Ahgeak made the following statement upon their appointment: 

“I first want to acknowledge and thank our Lord for his continued guidance in all that we do in our communities to help one another. Quyanaqpak to the NSBSD Board of Education for this opportunity serve our students, parents, teachers and community members as we collectively build a strong foundation of support for our students. Quyanaqpak as well for the support of my family, communities, colleagues and leaders in our region as we work together to improve and build upon opportunities for our students. “