Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Alaska Council of School Administrators announced Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School Principal Molly Yerkes has been selected as the Alaska Association of Secondary School Principals Region 5 Principal of the Year.
AASSP sponsors regional and statewide Principal of the Year recognition awards to honor the educational leaders who play a pivotal role in student success.
The winners may be nominated by students, staff, parents, district office staff, or other principals. Yerkes is now a candidate for the statewide award.
Yerkes has worked for the Juneau School District for more than 20 years. She holds a master's degree in teaching, public education, and educational leadership from the University of Alaska.
She also serves as District Extended Learning Coordinator.
Yerkes said she appreciated the honor, "Quite honestly I really believe in public education and in equity and that it can open doors for every child," she added.