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School superintendent shares lessons learned from statewide conference


October 3, 2019

Courtesy of Debbe Lancaster

Scarlett Lewis, founder of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, was one of several speakers at last week's ASA Conference in Fairbanks. She was there to talk about the importance of social and emotional learning in the classroom. Lewis' son, Jesse, was one of the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012.

While the role of superintendent is always busy, it has been especially so for Debbe Lancaster this past week. Lancaster, superintendent of the Wrangell Public School District, recently attended the Alaska Superintendents Association conference in Fairbanks, from Sept. 25 to 28. The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development also recently released a new website, "The Compass," that lets people more easily compare schools across the state.

The ASA Conference was an opportunity for superintendents across Alaska to come together, discuss common issues their districts are facing, and...

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