Kodiak Island Borough School District Selects New Superintendent of Schools
The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education is pleased to announce that it has selected a new superintendent who will begin working on July 1, 2017.
Dr. Larry LeDoux, a life-long resident of Kodiak, is a previous teacher, principal and former superintendent of the Kodiak Island Borough School District. Dr. LeDoux also served as Commissioner of Education for the State of Alaska under the Palin and Parnell administrations. He holds a Doctorate in Alaska Native Education & Digital Learning from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and currently holds an Alaska superintendent certification.
The Board elected to conduct a nationwide search and contracted with the Association of Alaska School Boards to facilitate the process. The Board completed a series of Skype interviews with six semifinalists and from there chose three candidates for on-site interviews. The finalists were in Kodiak for on-site interviews and community tour/forum on Monday and Tuesday March. 6-7. During their time in Kodiak, the candidates toured the community, visited the schools, and attended a community “candidate forum” on the evening of March 6.
The Board thanks the community and educators for participating in the hiring process through feedback to Board members and public forums held over the past two months. The Board appreciated interacting with three very good final candidates over the past two days to consider the best fit for the position. Lastly, the Board welcomes Dr. LeDoux, and looks forward to working together to continue providing a quality education in the Kodiak school district.
The new superintendent is expected to start July 1, 2017.