Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau Board of Education has completed its annual evaluation of JSD Superintendent Dr. Bridget Weiss.
The evaluation covers the period of July 2021 through June 2022. At a public meeting held on Aug. 9, the board approved the evaluation along with a contract extension to June 30, 2025.
The board evaluates the superintendent’s performance annually. As part of the process, the board invites and considers feedback from staff and the community. The board members review goals, meet personally with the superintendent, and complete a formal evaluation.
This year’s evaluation was completed during executive sessions held in June and July 2022.
Board members commended Dr. Weiss for her leadership, commitment, and flexibility as she led the district through both direct and indirect challenges presented during the past school year impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Board President Elizabeth Siddon said, “The board is incredibly grateful for Dr. Weiss’s commitment to the health and safety of our students, teachers, staff, and the community. We acknowledge that the impacts of COVID-19 extended through all aspects of the JSD, including added stressors for all staff, that resulted in innumerable and diverse challenges for Dr. Weiss to navigate and mitigate. We are also proud and honored to have Dr. Weiss, named Alaska’s 2022 Superintendent of the Year, leading the Juneau School District.”
Dr. Weiss heads one of Juneau’s largest employers and the fifth-largest school district in Alaska.