One Month In…

Over the last several weeks we have all settled into the new year. Our school district and each staff member continue to live our mission of “Pride in our Past, Passion in the Present, and Preparing for the Future”. Living our mission everyday truly makes a difference for our students, colleagues, and school community. Our […]

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Facilities Update

Last night, our school district hosted the first community meeting to discuss the master facility planning process for Fairbanks Local Schools. Thank you to all of our residents and school community members that took time to join us. It was an energizing night that focused on the perspective our community members have regarding our school […]

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My One Word – 2022

Happy New Year! I know it is January 3, but I do hope your start to 2022 has been tremendous. The last several weeks have provided time for many  families to gather together to celebrate the  holidays. It has also provided a break for our students and staff. If your home is like mine, parents […]

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Happy Holidays!

The holidays are upon us! The days before Thanksgiving through the start of Winter Break are very fun, fast-paced, and somewhat stressful weeks across our schools. Ultimately they come together in positive learning and community experiences for students, staff, and families.  As we shared last week, we have student-led organizations that are leading service projects […]

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Master Facilitiy Planning Update – November 29, 2021

This week, our school district will host the first Facilities Task Force Meeting. Garmann-Miller and Associates is facilitating this process across our school district. Since our discussions began with Garmann-Miller began over the summer, we have emphasized three priorities: An open, community process A focus on accuracy and transparency No predetermined outcomes  As our district […]

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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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