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Page-1 Executive Citizens, Parents, Students Citizens, Parents, Students Executive.6 Anchorage School Board Anchorage School Board Dynamic connector Executive.12 Superintendent Dr. Deena Paramo Superintendent Dr. Deena Paramo Dynamic connector.17 Assistant Executive Assistant Janet Hayes Executive AssistantJanet Hayes Dynamic connector.23 Assistant.24 School Board Secretary Katy Grant School Board SecretaryKaty Grant Dynamic connector.29 Dotted-line report Assistant.31 Military Liaison Advisory to School Board Military Liaison Advisory to School Board Dotted-line report.36 Assistant.37 Student Representative Advisory to School Board Student RepresentativeAdvisory to School Board Assistant.42 Multicultural Education Concerns Advisory Committee to Superi... Multicultural Education ConcernsAdvisory Committee to Superintendent Assistant.47 Capital Improvement Advisory Committee to Superintendent Capital ImprovementAdvisory Committee to Superintendent Dotted-line report.52 Dotted-line report.53 Manager Chief Communications Officer Heidi Embley Chief Communications OfficerHeidi Embley Dynamic connector.59 Manager.60 Administrative Projects Director Kathy Moffitt Administrative Projects DirectorKathy Moffitt Dynamic connector.65 Manager.66 Chief Human Resources Officer Todd Hess Chief Human Resources OfficerTodd Hess Dynamic connector.71 Manager.72 Chief Financial Officer Jim Anderson Chief Financial OfficerJim Anderson Dynamic connector.77 Manager.78 Chief Academic Officer Michael Graham Chief Academic OfficerMichael Graham Dynamic connector.83 Manager.84 Chief Information Officer Mike Fleckenstein Chief Information OfficerMike Fleckenstein Dynamic connector.89 Manager.90 Chief Operating Officer Tom Roth Chief Operating OfficerTom Roth Dynamic connector.95 Position.161 Executive Director Staffing & Operations Susan Schmidt Executive DirectorStaffing & OperationsSusan Schmidt Dynamic connector.166 Position.167 Executive Director Compliance/EEO Matthew Teaford Executive DirectorCompliance/EEOMatthew Teaford Dynamic connector.172 Position.173 Executive Director Contract Administration Mike Dinges Executive DirectorContract AdministrationMike Dinges Dynamic connector.178 Position.143 Executive Director Finance Melissa Myers Executive DirectorFinanceMelissa Myers Dynamic connector.148 Position.149 Executive Director Management & Budget Andy Ratliff Executive DirectorManagement & BudgetAndy Ratliff Dynamic connector.154 Position.155 Director Procurement & Warehouse Dave Whiting DirectorProcurement & WarehouseDave Whiting Dynamic connector.160 Position Assistant Superintendent Curriculum & Instructional Support L... Assistant Superintendent Curriculum & Instructional SupportLinda Carlson Dynamic connector.101 Position.102 Executive Director Elementary Education Glen Nielsen Executive DirectorElementary EducationGlen Nielsen Dynamic connector.107 Position.113 Executive Director Secondary Education Mark Stock Executive DirectorSecondary EducationMark Stock Dynamic connector.118 Position.119 Executive Director Professional Learning Jennie Knutson Executive Director Professional LearningJennie Knutson Dynamic connector.124 Position.125 Executive Director Curriculum & Instruction Martina Henke Executive DirectorCurriculum &InstructionMartina Henke Dynamic connector.130 Position.131 Executive Director Curriculum & Instruction Brandon Locke Executive DirectorCurriculum &InstructionBrandon Locke Dynamic connector.136 Position.137 Executive Director Special Education Cindy Anderson Executive DirectorSpecial EducationCindy Anderson Dynamic connector.142 Position.179 Director Tech Services Jack Johnson DirectorTech ServicesJack Johnson Dynamic connector.184 Dynamic connector.190 Position.191 Director Applications & Education Technology Andy Chlup DirectorApplications &Education TechnologyAndy Chlup Position.197 Supervisor Field Services Hasaan Herrington SupervisorField ServicesHasaan Herrington Dynamic connector.202 Position.203 Supervisor Service Desk Josh Phares SupervisorService DeskJosh Phares Dynamic connector.208 Position.185 Supervisor Project Management Office Julia Melson SupervisorProject Management OfficeJulia Melson Dynamic connector.196 Position.209 Executive Director Capital Planning & Construction Mike Nero Executive DirectorCapital Planning &ConstructionMike Nero Dynamic connector.214 Position.215 Executive Director Maint. & Operations Darin Hargraves Executive DirectorMaint. & OperationsDarin Hargraves Dynamic connector.220 Position.221 Executive Director Student Transportation Chuck Moore Executive DirectorStudent TransportationChuck Moore Dynamic connector.226 Position.227 Executive Director Student Nutrition Vacant Executive DirectorStudent NutritionVacant Dynamic connector.232 Position.233 Director Community Services Leslie Preston DirectorCommunity ServicesLeslie Preston Dynamic connector.238 Position.239 Director Security & Safety Mark Davis DirectorSecurity & SafetyMark Davis Dynamic connector.244 Position.245 Director Risk Management & Insurance Deb Engles DirectorRisk Management & InsuranceDeb Engles Dynamic connector.250 Position.251 Supervisor Records Management Marie Ochadleus SupervisorRecords ManagementMarie Ochadleus Dynamic connector.256

Kathy Moffitt

Director, administrative projects

 

 

Contact

907-742-4282

moffitt_kathy@asdk12.org

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Heidi Embley

Chief communications officer

 

Heidi provides strategic communications services for the Anchorage School District. She manages all internal and public communications for the district, leads important informational campaigns, writes copy for online and print materials, and oversees the district’s social media presence, website, customer service initiatives, video and printing needs. Heidi graduated from Dimond High School and earned a degree in Journalism with an emphasis in electronic communication from the University of Oregon. She has two children receiving an excellent education in their neighborhood school.

Heidi Embley, Chief Communications Officer photo

 

 

Contact

907-742-4158

embley_heidi@asdk12.org

 

Communications webpage »

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Todd Hess

Chief human resources officer

Todd Hess, Chief human resources officer photo

 

 

Contact

907-742-4007

hess_todd@asdk12.org

 

Human resources webpage »

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Thomas Roth

Chief operating officer

 

 

Contact

907-742-4389

roth_thomas@asdk12.org

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Michael Graham

Chief academic officer

 

Mike Graham was born and raised in Anchorage. After a couple of summers as a seasonal employee with the Anchorage School District’s paint crew, he began his teaching career in 1985 at Service High School where his main teaching assignment was in English Language Arts. He moved to Wendler Junior High in 1988 and helped establish the school’s first eighth grade middle school team. After ten years of teaching and total of 15 seasons as a head coach in cross-country running, skiing, and track and field, he moved into school administration as an assistant principal first at Chugiak High, and then East High, where he worked in the positions of student services, activities, and curriculum. In the fall of 2000 he became the principal of East High where he establishing smaller learning communities, an advisory program, and focused on a positive learning environment in order to raise academic achievement. He continued to serve as the principal of East High until 2013, when he was selected to become Chief Academic Officer for the Anchorage School District. Mike Graham is passionate about public education and thankful to work in a district with such high quality educators who truly care about meeting the social-emotional and academic learning needs of each and every student.

Michael Graham, Chief academic officer photo

 

 

Contact

907-742-4321

graham_michael@asdk12.org

 

School webpages »

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Susan Schmidt

Executive director, staffing and operations

 

Susan was born on a dairy farm outside of Milwaukee, WI but moved to Alaska with her family when she was 5 years old. She has worked in education for 26 years as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. Currently, she is the Executive Director of Human Resources, Staffing & Operations. The best part of her job is the people aspect. She has the good fortune of working and interacting with very talented people, not only in our school district, but her community as well.

Susan Schmidt, Executive director, staffing and operations photo

 

 

Contact

907-742-4230

schmidt_susan@asdk12.org

 

ASD recruitment webpage »

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Matthew Teaford

Executive director, compliance/EEO

Matthew Teaford, Executive director, compliance/EEO photo

 

 

Contact

907-742-4130

teaford_matthew@asdk12.org

 

EEO webpage »

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Mike Dinges

Executive director, contract administration

 

 

Contact

907-742-4322

dinges_mike@asdk12.org

 

Contract administration webpage »

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Leslie Preston

Director, community services

Leslie Preston, Director, community services photo

 

 

Contact

907-742-4141

preston_leslie@asdk12.org

 

Community services webpage »

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James Anderson

Chief Financial Officer

 

 

Contact

907-348-5140

anderson_jim01@asdk12.org

 

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Mike Nero

Director, capital planning and construction

 

 

Contact

907-348-5223

nero_michael@asdk12.org

 

Capital planning webpage »

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Chuck Moore

Director, student transportation

 

Chuck was born and raised in the Midwest. He has been in management since his late teens. In 1995, he joined the school busing industry. Before coming to Alaska, Chuck worked with several school districts in the lower 48. He has been the Director of Transportation Services since July of 2015. Providing safe and on time transportation, with students experiencing a good ride, is his mission. He is fortunate to work with a team of caring, dedicated professionals here at ASD. Spending time with family and being in the outdoors are some of his biggest joys.

 

Contact

907-742-1212

moore_charles@asdk12.org

 

Transportation webpage »

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Darin Hargraves

Director, maintenance and operations

 

Darin Hargraves has lived both a culturally mixed and professionally diverse life. Growing up in Barrow, Kivalina, Gambell , Fairbanks and Nome in the 60’s and 70’s, Darin acquired a taste for Alaska native foods, and a deep appreciation of the rural Alaska lifestyle and traditional native values. In the early 80’s Darin relocated with his family to Southeast Alaska and finished his high school career at Ketchikan High School before attending the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Darin started and managed his own industrial maintenance supply company for seven years before selling to West Coast Paper Company. After a stint as Industrial Sales Manager for the company and 2 ½ years with ASD as the Operation’s Training Supervisor, Darin went to work for NANA Management Services to oversee the Environmental Services Department, as Director of EVS, at Providence Hospital and later, the Alaska Native Medical Center. NANA then promoted Darin into a business development position. While at NANA, Darin specialized in developing facilities maintenance accounts and was instrumental in the development and overall operations of several large facilities maintenance contracts. Leaving the private sector to work for ASD, Darin became Director of Operations in April of 2010 and Director of the newly combined Maintenance and Operations departments in May 2013. Darin is a published author on facilities maintenance topics and enjoys spending time with family and friends—especially when it involves a good meal. A complete resume is available on Linkedin.com.

Darin Hargraves, Director, maintenance and operations photo

 

 

Contact

907-348-5222

hargraves_darin@asdk12.org

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Deb Engles

Director, risk management and emergency preparedness

 

 

Contact

907-742-4370

engles_deb@asdk12.org

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Mark Davis

Director, Security & Safety

 

 

Contact

907-742-4322

davis_mark@asdk12.org

 

Security & Safety webpage »

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Mike Fleckenstein

Chief Information Officer

 

Mike Fleckenstein is the Chief Information Officer for Anchorage School District. He joined the district as a programmer in November 1999, and later served as a programmer analyst, database analyst, IT supervisor and Executive Director before becoming the Chief Information Officer in 2016. Mike previously worked as a developer for Providence Health Systems, an instructor at the University of Alaska and has been a small business owner starting and managing an early internet service provider. As Chief Information Officer, he is responsible for field services, technical services, application development and support, network and telecommunications, records management, project management, and help desk as well as providing vision and strategic planning in support of the district’s approximately 6,000 employees and 48,000 students in 105 facilities.

Mike Fleckenstein, Chief Information Officer photo

 

 

Contact

907-742-4616

fleckenstein_mike@asdk12.org

 

Information technology webpage »

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Andy Ratliff

Executive director, management and budget

Andy Ratliff, Executive director, management and budget photo

 

 

Contact

907-742-4330

ratliff_andrew@asdk12.org

 

Budget webpage »

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Dave Whiting

Director, procurement and warehousing

 

Dave Whiting was born in Hoonah, Alaska. He has worked for the district for three years as the director of procurement and warehousing. The most enjoyable part of his job is leading a team that provides outstanding customer service to the district.

Dave Whiting, Director, procurement and warehousing photo

 

Contact

907-742-8637

whiting_david@asdk12.org

 

Purchasing website »

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Diane Hoffbauer

Assistant superintendent, curriculum and instruction

 

Diane was raised in Duluth, Minnesota, and is a fourth generation teacher in her family. She received her Bachelor of Science from Mankato State University, Master's from State University of New York, Oneonta, and doctorate from the University of South Carolina. Before coming to Alaska, Diane worked in the education field in Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Sweden, Thailand, and Jamaica. In Alaska, her time has been split between the Anchorage School District (principal and assistant supterintendent), the North Slope Borough School District, and Alaska Pacific University. Her two adult children are both in the education field and are products of both the Anchorage and North Slope school districts.

Diane Hoffbauer, Assistant superintendent, curriculum and instruction photo

 

Contact

907-742-4466

hoffbauer_diane@asdk12.org

 

Curriculum and instruction webpage »

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Linda Carlson

Assistant superintendent, instructional support

 

Provides oversight and direction for the Office of Accountability under Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Title I Program, Migrant Education, Child in Transition/Homeless Program, Title III/English Language Learner Program, Special Education, Title VII/Indian Education, Early Childhood Intervention Services and Prek programs. She holds a Bachelors of Education, Minor in Special Education, and Masters in Educational Leadership.

 

An Alaskan since 1965, Linda is a product of the Anchorage School District and very proud and honored to work on behalf of our community’s children and families. Her career as an educator with the Anchorage School District began in 1990 as a primary teacher at Abbott Loop Elementary and has expanded to serving as a Title I reading specialist, principal, Executive Director of Elementary Schools and the current position she now holds. Linda will always tell you the best part about her work with the district is all the amazing young people she has had the opportunity to meet and learn from.

Linda Carlson, Assistant superintendent, instructional support photo

 

 

Contact

907-742-4238

carlson_linda@asdk12.org

 

Instructional support webpage »

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Jane Stuart

Executive director, assessment and evaluation

 

Dr. Stuart has been an educator for over two decades including fourteen years as a school or district administrator with the last four years at Anchorage School District. Prior to moving to Anchorage, Dr. Stuart taught in public and private education, developed corporate training and served as a Curriculum Director and Principal. As Executive Director of Assessment and Evaluation, she uses her experience in education and research to ensure that the district’s assessments, program evaluations, data collections and analyses, and report systems guide teaching and learning and support the ASD School Board adopted strategic plan.

 

Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Jane has been in Alaska for four years. She holds a Master’s and Doctorate in Education both from the University of Cincinnati with an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Northern Kentucky University. Jane has also been an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati, College of Education.

 

She enjoys hiking and oil painting and spending time with family.

Jane Stuart, Executive director, assessment and evaluation photo

 

 

Contact

907-742-4427

stuart_jane@asdk12.org

 

Assessment and evaluation webpage »

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Glen Nielsen

Executive director, elementary education

 

Glen is proud to say that he is a product of the Anchorage School District, beginning as a kindergartner at Muldoon Elementary and graduating from A.J. Dimond High School twelve years later. This is Glen's twenty-fourth year as an employee of ASD. Glen started his career as a kindergarten teacher at Williwaw Elementary, where he definitely learned the ins and outs of his craft. Eventually, he transferred to Lake Hood Elementary, where he taught fourth and fifth grades. He was then made acting principal of Lake Hood, and the following year moved to Northwood ABC Elementary as its principal. From there he finished up his building career as principal of Denali Montessori. Glen then began working as an Elementary Supervisor for the office of Elementary Education and five years later became its Executive Director, a position he has held for the last three years. The best part of his job is working with families and educators to create successful relationships that support student achievement.

Jane Stuart, Executive director, elementary education photo

 

 

Contact

907-742-4239

nielsen_glen@asdk12.org

 

School webpages »

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Jennie Knutson

Executive director, professional learning

 

Jennifer Knutson earned her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in 2005 (go Ducks!). Jennifer started her educational career as a school psychologist in 1994. She has served pre-k through grade 12 students, educators and parents in this capacity within the Waukegan Public Schools, Illinois, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and the Anchorage School District. Jennifer transitioned to the ASD district office in 2009, serving in the roles of related services consultant and coordinator of instructional support and data based decision making (i.e., RTI) before working in her current position as the Executive Director of Professional Learning. The Professional Learning Department supports implementation of social and emotional learning (SEL) and multi-tied systems of support across the district, principal and teacher leader development and mentoring, and professional development for certificated and classified staff.

Jennie Knutson, Executive director, professional learning photo

 

 

Contact

907-742-4549

knutson_jennifer@asdk12.org

 

Professional learning webpage »

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Darrell Vincek

Director, charter schools/alternative programs

 

Darrell Vincek has served ASD since 1984. He began his career as a special education teacher at Central Junior High School (now Central Middle School of Science). After earning his Master’s degree from the University of Oregon (go Ducks!), he became a special education teacher consultant for the district and then supervisor for secondary special education. Darrell was principal of Russian Jack Elementary for four years, Bowman Elementary for 11 years and Huffman Elementary for three years. He now serves as the director of charter schools and alternative programs where he works closely with families, charter school boards, principals and teachers.

Darrell Vincek, Director, charter schools/alternative programs photo

 

Contact

907-742-4322

vincek_darrell@asdk12.org

 

Charter schools webpages »

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Melissa Myers

Executive Director, finance

 

 

Contact

907-742-4282

myers_melissa@asdk12.org

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Learn More About ASD Leadership

 

Dr. Deena Paramo, Superintendent

 

Academic Services

Michael Graham

Linda Carlson

Glen Nielsen

Mike Henry

Jennie Knutson

Martina Henke

Brandon Locke

Cindy Anderson

 

Business Management

Jim Anderson

Melissa Myers

Andy Ratliff

Dave Whiting

 

Communications

Heidi Embley

 

Human Resources

Todd Hess

Susan Schmidt

Matthew Teaford

Mike Dinges

 

Information Technology

Mike Fleckenstein

Jack Johnson

Andy Chlup

Hasaan Herrington

Josh Phares

Julia Melson

 

Support Services

Tom Roth

Mike Nero

Darin Hargraves

Chuck Moore

Andrew Mergens

Leslie Preston

Mark Davis

Deb Engles


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