About the Acting Superintendent

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    Karen MelinActing Superintendent of Schools
    Karen Melin is the acting superintendent of the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District for the 2021-22 academic year.

    Ms. Melin began her career in education over 30 years ago as an early childhood and elementary teacher. During her years as a classroom teacher, she taught Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade. She spent many years as a building leader and Reading Specialist in a Title 1 school. In addition to her classroom and building-level experience, she served at the district level as an Assessment and Intervention Coordinator. Her experience as a teacher, building leader later, and distinct coordinator led her on a path toward State level work as the Alaska Statewide Literacy Specialist, Administrator of Instructional Support, and Project Coordinator for the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. She has most recently served as the Deputy Commissioner for the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development.

     

    Previous Experience

    • Deputy Commissioner, Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (January 2019-June 2021)

    • Project Coordinator, Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (July 2018-December 2018)

    • MTSS/Assessment Coordinator, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District (August 2016-June 2018)

Contact Information

Last Modified on August 31, 2021