Juneau School District administrators say they’ve picked a new principal for Yaakoosge Daakahidi High School.
Kristin Garot will lead the alternative high school as well as Montessori Borealis, HomeBridge, and programs at Miller House and Montana Creek. The English teacher at Thunder Mountain High School and former teacher at Juneau Douglas High School was interviewed by a committee that included representatives from the Juneau Education Assocation, Juneau Education Support Staff, and Juneau School Administrators Association.
Juneau social studies and English teacher Kristy Germain was selected as an assistant principal for Juneau Douglas High School.
- It aims to preserve Alaska Native culture by giving tribes and tribal organizations the ability to oversee local child welfare problems, rather than social workers coming in from outside their communities. That often results in children being removed from their communities.
- Dressed in full Gwich’in regalia, Potts recounted growing up in a modest dirt-floor hunting cabin in Eagle, losing someone close to suicide, and taking the conventions theme of strength in unity to get back to enjoying life again.
- The Juneau School District wants to consolidate its two high school football programs and cheer squads. Superintendent Dr. Mark Miller said at a press conference Thursday afternoon that the decision to send a formal request to the Alaska School Activities Association has been two years in the making.
- Three helmets, two hats, a headdress and a beaded shirt are from as far back as the 1600s to about 1890. They will be stored through the National Park Service, with access being granted to the Tlingit clans.