Welcome to eWAVE, your KPBSD employee communication | May 2016

Message from the Superintendent

“The best reward is the satisfaction of a job well done.” -Harry Wong

We have come to the end of another school year and I thank all of you for a job well done. There have been some uncertainties in the background that have revolved around funding. I commend all of you for staying focused on what is truly important – the students in our classrooms. I have seen so many examples of establishing positive relationships with students. I have also seen a commitment to extend learning in meaningful ways beyond the classroom. I truly appreciate the effort everyone is putting in to meet the individual needs of our students. To those retiring or leaving us, best of luck in your future endeavors! To everyone else, I look forward to seeing all of you on August 16, after a refreshing summer! - Sean Dusek, superintendent

2016 ASTE Administrator of the Year

Trevan Walker, Seward High School
"I am fortunate to have a staff who believes in our common vision. The reality is that they should get the credit for doing the hard work—not just with technology integration in instruction, and the innovative practices that come out of it, but also with the relationships they're building with kids and genuine desire to see each one of them succeed." Learn more...

SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year

Cam Wyatt, Homer High School
"To be selected as the 2016 Secondary SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year by my peers, mentors and supervisors is a personal and professional honor. Twenty-six years of teaching has led me to develop an instructional style that focuses on "allow the eyes to see what the hands are doing and the mind is thinking." Learn more... 

2016 ASTE Technology Support of the Year

Casey Olson, district programmer and analyst
His effort put a solid infrastructure in place so that students can work with experts and other students around the world. Students are able to collaborate with their peers in the district to experience our own diverse cultures. "Being nominated by teachers in KPBSD that I've worked with for a number of years made the award even more significant to me."
 Read on...

BP Teachers of Excellence

The more than 50 nominees are an excellent representation of our staff as a whole. "Humble, hard-working, and student-centered, I was particularly impressed with how all of the finalists have gone the extra mile for their students and make sure every student they work with know that they are loved." Read the stories of the five 2015 Kenai BP Teachers of Excellence. #golden

#Golden School Stories

Stay connected this summer, and discover KPBSD #golden stories on the blog, website, and social sites: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

USDLA Videoconferencing Technology - K-12 Education Award

Rob Sparks, Soldotna Prep School, and Greg Zorbas, Kenai Central High School, received the United States Distance Learning Association Best Practices Gold Level award for excellence in distance learning teaching, for their innovation and excellence in “Videoconferencing Technology – K-12 Education.” Read on about utilizing technology!

2016 Inclusive Practices Award

Everyday a team of six KPBSD employees make a difference at Nikiski Middle-High School for their students with disabilities. Recognizing excellence, the Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education awarded the 2016 Inclusive Practices Award to Megan Fowler, and her team of Zach Nerison, Jen O’Brien, Kristin Peek, Kally Seater, Angela Smith, and Kristina Stadelman. #GoldenStory

Class of 2016

The more than 600 students who will graduate represent hard work and perseverance. They exemplify the quality of our schools and demonstrate perseverance, community engagement, and academic excellence. We wish them the best of luck as they embark on their personal adventure! Photo story.

Caring for the Kenai

“This program allows the students and staff in our district to extend learning beyond the classroom in a meaningful way. These types of projects are the true measure of education in our district and exemplify what is happening on a daily basis in our classrooms...." Read on!

AASSP Region III Principal of the Year

Congratulations to Ms. Kari Dendurent, Homer Middle School principal! Read on...

"You are not alone"

More than 1,000 students from KPBSD central peninsula area schools attended suicide awareness and prevention assemblies. KPBSD was awarded a three year Suicide Awareness, Prevention and Postvention (SAPP) grant which will help extend efforts to deliver suicide awareness programs in our schools.


KPBSD appreciates the commitment and service these retiring employees contributed, each with fifteen or more years in the school district. Each of you has made a difference, THANK YOU!
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