An interim leader for local schools has been selected.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education unanimously voted to offer the position as interim superintendent to Assistant Superintendent Sean Dusek at its Monday meeting in Homer.
The approval allows for board president Joe Arness to offer the job to Dusek and negotiate the terms of the position. The action item was not scheduled prior to the setting of the agenda.
“I just want to appreciate the fact that our school district has great people … that we have someone with Sean’s caliber to step right up to fill that void as we move forward,” said board member Tim Navarre. “I look forward to working with him as a board member as I have in the past but in his new position as he moves into it.”
Dusek has been assistant superintendent of with the district since 2009. He heads the instruction department, which oversees and manages educational programs and services. In 1993, Dusek began working at the district as a teacher and coach at the former Skyview High School.
The appointment follows Superintendent Steve Atwater’s resignation at the board’s Aug. 4 meeting. The resignation takes effect on Dec. 1.
Atwater’s resignation came at the opportunity to accept a position as the University of Alaska Associate Vice President for K-12 Outreach.