A Message from Your ASA President

Greetings Alaska Superintendents,

I feel privileged to serve as ASA President for the 22-23 school year.  Being a part of this team is an amazing experience.  I so appreciate the role each of you play in the work of educating our students in Alaska and believe the synergy we have collectively is exactly what our great state needs at this time. 

In contemplating my focus for the year, I couldn’t help thinking about the importance of keeping JOY at the center of everything we do as leaders.  Leading with Joy grows out of leading with purpose, a sense of integrity, and embracing a high level of commitment to impacting the experience of both students and staff.

Joy looks different perhaps to each of us…but what is consistent is that in order to “lead with joy”, a couple things are critical:  1) anchoring our work in mission and purpose, and 2) caring for ourselves.  The time is now for transformative leadership and that takes energy and commitment.  Please remember throughout the year to pause, breathe, and connect with “where you come from”.  

I look forward to spreading joy with you and finding many access points for influence and impact throughout the school year.  OUR students and families are lucky to have YOU working for them!  

In partnership,
Dr. Bridget Weiss, ASA President,
Superintendent of the Juneau School District