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Kelly Stewart is appointed permanent TMHS assistant principal

February 2, 2022 – FYI

The Juneau School District (JSD) is pleased to announce that Kelly Stewart has been appointed as the permanent assistant principal of Thunder Mountain High School (TMHS). Stewart has been the interim assistant principal for TMHS since the start of the school year.

“Kelly Stewart has demonstrated her commitment to supporting Thunder Mountain High School this year and has done a terrific job acclimating to the high school level. She has demonstrated collective leadership and built strong relationships,” says JSD Superintendent Dr. Bridget Weiss. “I look forward to her ongoing leadership at Thunder Mountain High School.”

Stewart started at the Juneau School District as a special education teacher in 2013, serving students with emotional, behavioral and learning disabilities and other health challenges. She came to Alaska from Arizona where she taught at Dysart School District in Surprise, Cartwright School District in Phoenix, as well as The EXCEL Group and Cornerstone Preschool in Yuma.

With more than 20 years of teaching experience, Stewart has expertise in special education, behavioral health, early childhood development, English as a Second Language, and multicultural classrooms. She has held a variety of leadership roles, including mentoring staff, supervising classified staff in special education, participating on school and district leadership teams, and serving as President of the Juneau Education Association.

Stewart has a Master of Education, Educational Leadership from University of Alaska Southeast and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education from Northern Arizona University.

Stewart will be joined by a new TMHS principal next year. The principal search process is underway and candidate interviews are expected to take place in late February.