Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Juneau School District Superintendent Dr. Bridget Weiss was asked to respond to her selection as Alaska's 2022 Superintendent of the Year while a guest on Action Line.
According to the Alaska Superintendent's Association, the Alaska Superintendent of the Year selection committee accepts nominations each year from school board members, parents, colleagues, community members, and anyone who has personal knowledge of an Alaska superintendent’s performance and qualifications.
ASA's award process requires that candidates should exemplify leadership for learning, strength in communication, professionalism, and community involvement. Dr. Weiss responded to her selection.
"It's such a huge honor to be recognized, and I am really privileged to work here in Juneau," she said. "Have a super supportive board that's willing to roll up their sleeves and do the sincere work and an amazing cabinet team that contributes every single day."
Weiss added that there is "Nowhere else I would rather be than here in Juneau."
She will now be considered for National Superintendent of the Year.
"There are so many, wild and crazy amazing superintendents across the country, let alone the state, so I am sure I am not going to hold a candle to any of them," said Weiss. "But, I will really be honored representing Alaska."
The Alaska Superintendent of the Year in 2021 was Ty Mase of the Lake & Peninsula School District.