A new assistant principal has been hired at Juneau-Douglas High School.
Kimberley McNamara currently works for the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development as a Special Education Program Manager.
She also has been a high school teacher in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
In a school district news release, JDHS Principal Paula Casperson calls McNamara a “high energy, solution-oriented person.”
She was selected by a hiring panel representing JDHS teachers and staff, the district administration and JDHS Site Council.
McNamara has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Master of Education with Special Education Endorsement from Keene State College in New Hampshire. She’s working on her Graduate Certificate in Education Leadership from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Her internship for that program was at JDHS.
She begins her new job on Aug. 4, 2014.
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