Instructional Programs

Department Overview:

Our primary goal is to help teachers and site administrators provide the best educational program possible for LKSD students in both Yup’ik and English. In order to meet this challenge, our responsibilities include all curriculum development and implementation, all state and district assessment, Yup’ik language and culture programs, staff development, and instructional support through grants, training and on-site services.

Instructional Programs sub-departments and programs include:

  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Migrant Education
  • Professional Development
  • Data Management
  • Safety Office
  • Assessment Coordinator
  • Federal Programs

Department Leadership:

Carlton Kuhns: Assistant Superintendent, Instructional Programs
Andrea Engbretson: Director, Elementary Education
Kimberly Hankins: Director, Secondary Education
Ashley Crace: Director, Special Education
April Blevins: Lead, Early Childhood Education & Migrant Education

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