There are two finalists for the superintendent’s job at the Lower Kuskokwim School District, and both know the district. One is working in the district’s office now, and the other is working as a principal in another Alaska school district.
The LKSD board narrowed the field to two people at a special meeting on the night of Thursday, Jan. 23. One candidate is Kimberly Hankins, currently the district’s assistant superintendent. She has worked in the Lower Kuskokwim School District for 17 years, doing everything from teaching to various administrative tasks. She was the LKSD Director of Secondary Education until she was recently promoted to assistant superintendent by the current superintendent, Dan Walker.
The other finalist is Brett Stirling, who is working as a principal at the Delta Junction High School. He also spent 15 years working as a principal and teacher at several LKSD schools. Stirling has worked in Eek, Tununak, Toksook Bay, and Kongiganak.
The Lower Kuskokwim School Board plans to appoint the new superintendent by the end of February. Dan Walker is retiring at the end of the school year.