Mr. Sean Dusek, Superintendent of Schools

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Superintendent's Message

June 2019

We have come to the end of another school year on the Kenai.  We saw over 570 seniors walk across the stage to accept their diploma.  We saw another 8000+ students grow in their learning and continue their march toward a future graduation.  We saw over 75 certified staff and several support staff decide it was time to either retire or move on to other opportunities.  

I mention all of this as I have learned that the only constant in this world is change.  As a district, we recognize that along with growth there are new and higher expectations of our district and of the students in our district.  We have consistently risen to those challenges and expectations and, with the supports and instructional improvements we have put in place, I expect that to continue long into the future.  

I wish all those students and staff who are moving on from our district the very best.  I hope they all realize their goals and dreams in their future pursuits.  I also wish those who will be new or who are continuing in this district the best as well.  This district has a long tradition of excellence and even though the torch is being passed, I anticipate the tradition of excellence will be carried forward!  

Thank you all for the many years of opportunities and support.  It has been a wonderful journey and I look forward to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District continuing its leadership in Alaska‚Äôs public education system for many years to come.

Sean Dusek, Superintendent   


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Personalized Learning in KPBSD

Personalized learning shifts from a one-size-fits-all factory model of education to better prepare students for the jobs and needs of their future. The design of instruction and the classroom allow educators to respond to the individual needs of students instead of expecting students to fit the current mold or adapt to unsuccessful learning structures. PL does not replace teachers with computers. Many of our teachers implement elements of PL in their classrooms right now, and we will now build on this foundation to create an even better learning environment. Key elements your child will experience include:   

  • Teachers integrate digital content, which allows for a differentiated path and pace based on individual student needs
  • Teachers use targeted instruction based on specific student needs and learning goals
  • Teachers use current and relevant data to help inform instructional decisions and groupings
  • Students engage in ongoing self-reflection that promotes ownership of their learning 

When will PL formally start in KPBSD schools?  

Every KPBSD school is doing some degree of work with personalized learning. However, the formal work of individual schools and teachers working directly toward personalized learning will be rolled out in three "waves" over the next year.   

  • Wave 1 schools began their work in spring 2017, and will continue in the fall of 2017.
  • Wave 2 schools will begin their formal work with Education Elements in the fall of 2017.
  • Wave 3 schools will begin their formal work with Education Elements in the spring of 2018. 


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