Lisa Gabriel, front left, is honored for her 28 years of service to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District during a Board of Education meeting on Monday, July 11, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Lisa Gabriel, front left, is honored for her 28 years of service to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District during a Board of Education meeting on Monday, July 11, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

School district honors retiring secretary

Lisa Gabriel has worked for the school district for 28 years

Retiring Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Secretary Lisa Gabriel was honored by the Board of Education on Monday for her more than two decades of service to the district.

“She’s just done a fabulous job and we really have appreciated her,” said KPBSD Board of Education member Penny Vadla, who presented Gabriel with flowers and a gift on Monday.

KPBSD Superintendent Clayton Holland also presented Gabriel with the district’s retirement gold pan, which he said is a token of the district’s appreciation for her years of service.

“The decision you made 28 years ago to accept the position with the KPBSD has left an impact on the lives of hundreds of students, teachers and support staff,” Holland said. “There can be no greater reward in life than knowing you’ve made a positive influence in the lives of others.”

Replacing Gabriel at the KPBSD office in Soldotna is Nikkol Sipes, who ran her first solo Board of Education meeting on Monday. The Board of Education’s full Monday meeting can be viewed on the board’s media website at media.kpbsd.k12.ak.us.

Reach reporter Ashlyn O’Hara at ashlyn.ohara@peninsulaclarion.com.

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