Value Small Wins

Thank you for a great start to the school year. In many ways, this school year has been more challenging than last year. Each of you, whether you are a student, staff, or community member, have handled those challenges well while keeping the most important things at the forefront. Thank you for all you do […]

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What are you most proud of?

In the spring of 2019, I had the opportunity to begin my service in Fairbanks Local Schools. During that time I was fortunate to meet with individuals learning about the Fairbanks community. Through December of 2019, we regularly met with groups and individuals to learn about Fairbanks. At each of these meetings, two questions were […]

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3 Points of Focus

What a start to the school year! It has been exciting to see our kids back on campus, in classrooms, and participating in activities across our district. Our staff has started to dive into classroom routines as well as exploring content. Students are finding ways to connect with others while navigating the nuances of a […]

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Welcome to August!

August is my favorite month of the school year. Many people disagree with me, but please let me explain my thinking.  First, I love school. School is awesome. There are traditions, new friendships, challenges, accomplishments, Friday night football, robotics competitions, and innumerable other activities that make public schools unique in every community. That doesn’t even […]

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Fairbanks Facility Planning

We hope that your summer is off to a great start!  While we’ve just begun this summer, we’re actively working to prepare for our shared future. In Fairbanks, our schools are a great source of pride in the community and we are grateful for the support our residents provide year after year.  In order to […]

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Yesterday was the last Monday for Fairbanks High School Seniors. If they began as kindergartners in our district, that would mean it is the last of roughly 468 Mondays spent as Fairbanks Panthers. That is over 1.3 years of Mondays enjoyed as students in our schools. Yesterday definitely felt different than all others though.  This […]

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Teacher Appreciation Week

As with many things and the people we owe appreciation to this year, there is not much we can do for teacher appreciation week that will truly capture the work our teachers have done to support our students and families. With that being said, I will start with thank you.  Thank you for first and […]

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State of the Schools – 2021

Last week, I had the opportunity to virtually share our State of the Schools. I truly appreciate those staff and community members that took time to learn about the work that is happening across Fairbanks Local Schools. Below is the information that was shared during the presentation. I apologize for the lengthy read, but there […]

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The Homestretch

Welcome back Fairbanks! We are excited for our school community to be rejoining our campus over the coming days. There are 37 days of school left in the 2020 – 2021 school year. I typically am not an “end of year” or “winter break” countdown person. However, considering everything our school community has been through […]

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