Diouf named interim principal at Sayéik: Gastineau Community School

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau School District has announced that Stacy Diouf will be the Interim Principal of Sayéik: Gastineau Community School for the 2020-21 school year.

    The position is open following the resignation of Brenda Edwards, who has been the school principal since 2012.

    Diouf is a graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School and is currently a Student Services Coordinator for JSD. She has 25 years of experience in education in Juneau, Seattle Public Schools, and St. Luke’s School in Bronx, NY.

    She first joined JSD in 2001, as a special education teacher. Before becoming an administrator, she served as a special education support teacher, mentoring, and training teachers across the district. She also worked as an Education Specialist at the State of Alaska developing a statewide training program for reading instruction.

    Diouf is looking forward to her new position. “I am thrilled to be joining the amazing staff and families at Sayéik: Gastineau!  I look forward to building off the amazing work that Ms. Edwards and her staff have engaged in over the last eight years. Here's to a great school year!” she says.

    During her tenure, Diouf has been a leader in providing high-quality instruction using research-based practices in special education and implementing the district’s multi-tiered intervention system.

    She will begin her transition from the Student Services Department at the beginning of the school year and take over the principal position full time by late September. A search for a permanent principal for the school will take place in the spring.

    Diouf holds a Bachelor of Education in Special Education from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, and a Master of Special Education from the University of Oregon.


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