Dr. Karen GaborikSuperintendent of SchoolsDr. Karen Gaborik has been an educator in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District since 1995. In April 2014 the Board of Education appointed Dr. Gaborik as interim superintendent, and in November 2014 the board approved a 3-year contract for Dr. Gaborik through June 2018. Dr. Gaborik has earned numerous awards throughout her career including Alaska Principal of the Year.
Dr. Gaborik holds a Bachelor of Arts in speech communication from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and earned her teaching certification through the Teach for Alaska program. She holds a Master's of Education from the University of Alaska Anchorage in special education. She received her Doctorate of Education in K-12 education administration from Argosy University.
As a lifelong Fairbanks resident, Dr. Gaborik brings a unique and valuable perspective to the position of superintendent as she has both attended and worked at district schools. She began her career as a teacher at the high school level and later served as a middle school teacher and as assistant principal and principal of Lathrop High School.