The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD) has hired Clayton Holland as the new Superintendent of Schools. Holland, currently serving as assistant superintendent of instruction, accepted the position at Monday’s board of education meeting.
“After a national search and the selection of three highly qualified finalist candidates, the Board of Education recognized that our current Assistant Superintendent, Clayton Holland, rose to the top of the field,” said Board President Zen Kelly. “Mr. Holland has an intimate knowledge of our district and is invested heavily in the communities we serve. He has lived the mission and vision of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and will continue to move forward on the tradition of inspiring all learners to pursue their dreams in a rigorous, relevant, and responsive environment.”
Holland has served as an educator in Alaska since 1997 and brings a wealth of experience to the post. From teacher to coach, from principal to director of student support services, Holland has held various positions throughout his tenure at the KPBSD. Last year, the Alaska Council of Administrators of Special Education named him the Alaska 2020 Distinguished Special Education Administrator.
“I am honored by the faith the KPBSD school board placed in me to become the next superintendent of schools,” Holland said in a statement released to the KPBSD. “I will do everything I can to live up to the expectations of the school board, the staff, students, and our diverse communities. I thank all the teachers, support staff, administrators, and students who I have worked with over the years who prepared me to take this job. We have a lot of work to do, and I will not let you down. I am committed to taking the best of the past, what we’ve learned during the pandemic, and strengthening our personalized learning to offer enrichment and supports where needed, and build public trust in our excellent school district.”
Holland’s term as superintendent will take effect on July 1.