Retiring Superintendent Reflects On Time With The District

first_imgThe Kenai Peninsula Borough School District school board voted 8-0 to approve John O’Brien as Dusek’s replacement. The board issued an FY20 contract to officially place O’Brien as the KPBSD Interim Superintendent on July 1, 2019 until June 30, 2020. Dusek has worked with the district for 27 years, and has been in the Superintendent role for the past 4 1/2 years.  Dusek: “We had a great run and I think things are doing well. I think our graduation rate is a testament to that, and our Alaskan native students are definitely moving on up with their achievement. I am very proud with how our staff has been focused on those positive relationships with each kid.”  O’Brien: “I humbly accept this appointment as Interim Superintendent and am 100% committed to work on behalf of the entire Kenai Peninsula community to achieve positive educational outcomes for our students . The Board of Education asked me to step up to help our school district through this challenging transition period in our state.” After some much needed time off, Dusek said he plans to continue working around the state: “I’m going to take a little bit of time off, but I’m also going to support new superintendents around the state. That should be fun, but I’m looking forward to a little bit of time off.” last_img