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Dr. Karen Gaborik

Welcome to the Alaska Superintendents Association.  It is my pleasure to serve as ASA President for the 2017-2018 school year and provide leadership, support and effective advocacy for the 54 superintendents who lead school districts across Alaska.

My goals for ASA this year are grounded in the unifying purpose of our organization and center around collaborative leadership:

  1. Strengthen relationships among Alaska’s superintendents and develop collaborative systems of support regionally and statewide.
  2. Personalize the Alaskan education system to better meeting the needs of all students.
  3. Provide leadership in the implementation of the State Board of Education’s Strategic Priorities and recommendations that best align with ASA’s mission from Alaska’s Education Challenge.
  4. Identify commonalities among Alaska’s education associations and develop a shared platform to enhance legislative advocacy.
  5. Support the Commissioner of Education in his efforts to prepare college, career, and culturally ready graduates. Support the University of Alaska to best serve those graduates.

I look forward to engaging with Alaska superintendents and education leaders throughout the year to support the highest quality public education in Alaska.

Karen Gaborik, Ed.D.