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Press Release: Midnight Sun Elementary School Interim Principal Selected For 2024-25 School Year | April 2024


Date: Thursday, April 11
Subject: Midnight Sun Elementary School Interim Principal Selected For 2024-25 School Year

FAIRBANKS–The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District is pleased to announce that Eston Jennings has been selected as the Interim Principal of Midnight Sun Elementary School starting the 2024-25 school year.  

Eston Jennings recently completed her 21st year as an educator and 10th year as an administrator. Eston has served at the elementary, middle, and high school level in general, gifted, and special education. She spent most of her teaching career in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, but came to Alaska five years ago. Eston has served as a director, principal, and assistant principal in Alaska.

Eston holds a master’s degree in Middle Grades Education from Mercer University, and two Education Specialist degrees from the University of West Georgia in Special Education and Leadership and Administration. In 2023, she joined the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District where she currently serves as an assistant principal at West Valley High School.

“Ms. Jennings has an extensive background in education, working in a variety of settings,” said Kate LaPlaunt, assistant superintendent. “She is especially passionate about supporting all students, including those with special needs, making her well-suited to the inclusive environment of Midnight Sun Elementary School. I appreciate the enthusiasm she has already shown in regards to this opportunity and I am confident that her creativity and warm attitude will further build a welcoming community at Midnight Sun.”

Principal Jennings shared, “I am over the moon excited to work with the students and families of Midnight Sun Elementary. I have enjoyed my time at West Valley. It has been a fantastic place to start learning about the community, but there is something magical about being back in an elementary school! I can’t wait to continue the valuable work already happening at Midnight Sun.”

For more information, please contact: Joshua DuVall, Director of Communications, (907) 452-2000 ext.11438,