Juneau School District chooses new directors

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau School District has announced two new directors for the Director of the Teaching and Learning Support Department and the Director of Student Services

    The school district has found two new directors to fill the positions of the Director of the Teaching and Learning Support Department and the Director of Student Services.

    For the Teaching and Learning Support Department, JSD has chosen Kristin Garot. Garot holds a Master of Educational Leadership from the University of Alaska Southeast, as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from Trinity University in Texas. Garot is currently part of the district as the principal for Yaakoosgé Daakahídi High School and Montessori Borealis Public School. Garot joined JSD back in 1999 as an English and History teacher at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. After working at JDHS for nine years, Garot joined Thunder Mountain High School as the English Department chair.

    Garot's new position is responsible for district-wide curriculum development, instructional framework, professional development, an assessment system, and federal program requirements. Garot will be the successor of Ted Wilson, who is retiring from the Juneau School District after 26 years, and will begin her new position on July 1st, 2023.

    Dr. Jason DeCamillis was chosen as the Director of Student Services following a nationwide search. DeCamillis holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies from Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, and a Master of Arts in Educational Studies – Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Special Education Teaching at Eastern Michigan University.

    Dr. DeCamillis has previous experience as a special education teacher and teacher educator. He currently is working as a teacher consultant for students with visual impairments for the Washtenaw Intermediate School District in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He works directly with students across 12 schools to teach skills related to blindness and low vision including braille, assistive technology, self-advocacy, and transition skills. Dr. DeCamillis developed a caseload distribution system and led professional development opportunities for special education staff in that role. Dr. De Camillis will begin in his new role in July 2023 where he will oversee the Special Education Program, as well as other student-related services such counseling, students in transition, emergency planning, school climate, and the health team.

    "We are super excited to have to our two director positions filled," Superintendent Bridget Weiss said. "One of those positions, the Director of Teaching and Learning has been filled by a local candidate. So that is always exciting when we have someone who knows Juneau, embraces Juneau, knows our district and works their way through the system, and becomes one of our district level leaders. And so that's what happened with our Director of Teaching and Learning position. So we're super excited to welcome Kristin Garot."

    "The other position Director of Student Services, we are very happy to welcome Jason DeCamillis to Juneau, from Michigan. And he is a special educator with lots of really good experience to bring to Juneau and has some good knowledge and expertise in the area of leadership that will serve him well, in this role that really provides support for many of our programs, predominantly our special education programming, but also other acts, student activity programs, counseling services, the health team, and so forth. So we're real. I know Jason and his wife are just we're so impressed by Juneau, the community, the people, the district, and so they'll be looking to make that transition to Juneau this summer."

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