Juneau teacher Brenda Edwards has been named principal of Gastineau Elementary School.
Edwards currently teaches a Tlingit language and literacy program at Juneau’s Harborview Elementary.
She will take over Gastineau leadership in the next school year from interim principal Kathi Yanamurra.
The school district conducted a nationwide search for the new principal. Edwards has been working in the Juneau School District since 2005. She holds a bachelor’s degree from University of California at Los Angeles, and a masters in teaching from University of Alaska Southeast, where she is finishing a masters in educational leadership.