There are at least four changes in the Lower Kuskokwim School District’s top administrative positions in Bethel for the next school year, but they’re all familiar faces. Current Assistant Superintendent Kimberly Hankins’ promotion to superintendent caused a ripple effect going all the way to the Bethel Regional High School.
Current Director of Operations Ed Pekar was promoted to Hankins' former position as Assistant Superintendent, with a starting salary of $145,000. Bethel’s current high school principal, Doug Boyer, was promoted into Pekar’s position as director of operations with a starting salary of $138,610. Alicia Miner, current vice principal at Bethel Regional High School, will take over as principal with a salary of $118,636.
Superintendent Dan Walker, who will be retiring at the end of this school year, said that the Bethel Advisory School Board was involved in the selection for the BRHS principal.