Juneau, AK (KINY) - The search for an interim Superintendent for the Juneau School district has come to a close as Dr. Bridget Weiss has been unanimously chosen by the Juneau Board of Education. Weiss will be able to spend a few days with Dr. Mark Miller who will soon be heading to a new job in California.
The Board had plenty of options, especially within their own district. Several locals in education were qualified and capable for the position. There were two other candidates other than Weiss who had applied, Dan Larson of Thunder Mountain and Molly Yerkes of Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School.
Members of the public were able to be a part of the decision making as there was a meet and greet last week. Comments submitted were also considered in the process, according to a press release on the matter.
Weiss will pick up where Miller left off. She starts on August 16th and will be the Interim Superintendent for the upcoming school year.
Weiss has been the district's Director of Student Services for the past four years and has worked with Miller on the leadership team. She oversees the Special Education Program as well as several other student-related services.
The hiring process to determine a permanent Superintendent was said to be determined during the school year.