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Principal's award was a team effort


In response to the award I have recently received, I am compelled to acknowledge my teammates who tirelessly serve our school community. As you are well aware, it takes an entire team to move as far and as quickly as we have in Haines Borough School District these past few years. Michelle Byer (special education director/assistant principal), Barbara Pardee (Title I coordinator/reading specialist), Lindsey Moore (guidance counselor), Jeanne Kitayama (literacy coordinator) and Michael Byer (educational leader extraordinaire) all have contributed with strength, courage and honor to our school’s successes. We have outstanding teachers, amazing students, involved parents and a community who believe in the power of a strong education. Additionally, our school board has provided a solid platform and framework on which we build. We who live and work together in our Chilkat Valley are truly blessed. Gunalcheesh!

Cheryl Stickler

K-12 Principal