Welcome to the District Spotlight

  • The District Spotlight highlights the many accomplishments and successes of KIBSD students, faculty and staff.  Current stories are featured on the district homepage.  Past stories can be accessed using the links listed in this section.

    If you have a story you would like to share, please contact Noelle Lowery at nlowery01@kibsd.org


District Spotlight

  • Melissa Haffeman comes home to be KMS principal

    “Oh, to be home again, home again, home again!” — James Thomas Fields This was Melissa Haffeman’s mindset as she and her family visited New Zealand last summer. After five-and-a-half years of living and working in education in the Lower 48, Haffeman and her husband, Mike, were searching for a place to settle down and raise their two young children, Alden and Sophie.

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  • Meet North Star Principal: Kerry Irons

    Kerry Irons is coming full circle. Two decades ago, she was parent volunteer in her son’s Kindergarten class at North Star Elementary. This spring, she was tapped to lead the Navigators as their new principal.

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  • Professional development, proficiency scales priority for 2017 Summer Institute

    It is summertime in the Kodiak Island Borough School District, and while the students are enjoying and exploring the beauty of their island home, the district’s faculty, staff and paraprofessionals already are hard at work preparing for the next school year at the Summer Institute. 

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  • Chiniak student graduates early in special ceremony

    The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education held a special graduation ceremony during its June 5 work session for Chiniak School student Lillie Ann Bowen. Bowen, who just completed her junior year of high school, amassed enough credits to earn her high school diploma a year early.

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