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Greg Kim

News Reporter

Greg Kim is a news reporter for KYUK. In his past life, he worked as a software engineer in Seattle, WA. He visited Bethel in 2019 for the Kuskokwim 300, and decided he wanted to tell the stories of the people in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.



Students from Mertarvik compete in the annual First Lego League Southwest Qualifier at Gladys Jung Elementary School wearing the construction vests they wear every day.
Greg Kim / KYUK

Gladys Jung Elementary School hosted the annual First Lego League Southwest Qualifier on Dec. 12. Schools from the Lower Kuskokwim School District competed in Lego programming and problem solving, with three teams advancing to state. It was one school's first appearance because this is the first year that the school has existed. 


Lower Kuskokwim School District

The Lower Kuskokwim School District has divulged two prior allegations of inappropriate behavior with minors by former Gladys Jung Elementary School Principal Chris Carmichael. LKSD’s attorney, Eugenia "Jeannie" Sleeper, said that police investigated both incidents, and ultimately no charges were filed. One of those police investigations has since been reopened. 

KYUK Staff / KYUK

Some Bethel parents are wondering why former Gladys Jung Elementary School Principal Chris Carmichael remained in his position for nearly a semester after a report was made in June that he had an inappropriate physical relationship with a minor. 

The Lower Kuskokwim School District has fired former Gladys Jung Elementary School Principal Chris Carmichael. LKSD’s attorney, Eugenia "Jeannie" Sleeper, said that Carmichael was served his final termination documents Dec. 19 in Anchorage, where he is being held in federal custody. His termination comes a day after a federal grand jury indicted him on federal charges, but Sleeper says that the decision to terminate Carmichael came before then.

Students at Gladys Jung Elementary School wrote reasons why they love their school, which is on display in the hallway inside the school.
Courtesy of Shane Iverson

Following Gladys Jung Elementary School Principal Chris Carmichael’s arrest last week, Bethel parents are going through some tough conversations with their kids that they never expected to need to have.


LKSD is making its social workers available to students and parents following the arrest of Gladys Jung Elementary School Principal Chris Carmichael.
Lower Kuskokwim School District

Parents and students with concerns after last week's arrest of Gladys Jung Elementary Principal Chris Carmichael are reminded that there are resources to reach out to. The Lower Kuskokwim School District has social workers available for emotional support, and anyone is encouraged to call. They can be reached by calling (907) 543-4874 or (907) 545-4429.

Former Gladys Jung Elementary School Principal Chris Carmichael has been released from jail to The Norris House, a transitional living facility in Anchorage.
Lower Kuskokwim School District

Update Dec. 18, 2019: Since this story was originally published, the link to the Federal Bureau of Investigation affidavit concerning Gladys Jung Elementary School Principal Chris Carmichael has been removed from the KYUK website due to explicit content. This article has been revised and expanded to provide the public with more details of the evidence presented in that affidavit.

Gladys Jung Principal Chris Carmichael was arrested and charged with attempted transfer of obscene material to a minor, and attempted coercion and enticement of a minor.
Petra Harpak / KYUK

Bethel Elementary School Principal Chris Carmichael has been charged with attempted transfer of obscene material to a minor, and attempted coercion and enticement of a minor. 

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