The district named Dave Dershin principal of Lathrop High School and Mary Carlson principal of Arctic Light Elementary and also named Dan Domke principal of Hutchison High School.
Dave has been an educator for 20 years and is already a familiar presence at Lathrop High. In 1996 he moved from Tanana Middle School to Lathrop High to teach science and technology. In 2006 he transitioned into school administration when he was named North Pole High School assistant principal. In 2007 he returned to Lathrop High as assistant principal for curriculum and instruction and was later named interim administrative principal in October 2011.
“I am honored to work with such a dedicated staff who keep students and student learning in the forefront of everything they do,” says Dave.
Mary is currently the principal at Barnette Magnet and starts her new role at Arctic Light in the upcoming school year. At Arctic Light, Carlson will replace Mary Cofer, who retires this year. Carlson is already quite familiar with Fort Wainwright. Prior to her career with the district, she served in the U.S. Army for over four years and was stationed at Fort Wainwright during her service.
“I am delighted to have this opportunity to serve the families of parents that so honorably serve our country,” says Mary.
Dan has been with the district for 12 years and now serves as assistant principal at Hutchison High. He will take over the duties of principal from Jeanette Hayden who retires this year after serving the district for 32 years. Dan will assume the role of principal at the start of the upcoming school year.
"I am honored to have been selected to serve as the principal of Hutchison High School,” says Dan.
Many congratulations to Dave, Mary and Dan – and thank you for your service and dedication to our students!