Principal’s Corner

We promise to …

•Help our students increase their math performance 4% annually and their reading performance 3% annually,
•Treat all students with compassion, dignity, and respect so that at least 80% will continue schooling with GCSD, and
•Personalize instruction for each student based on assessment data.

November 27, 2017

Dear GILA Parents and Guardians,

It is hard to believe that we are already half way through the first semester. I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving with family and friends. I am sure that it was difficult not having your student home with you and I’m sure it was for them as well. We heard many stories from our students about their family traditions during the Thanksgiving season. It is a joy for us to hear their stories.

I wanted to take time to keep you posted about some changes which are taking place at GILA. As many of you know, we have not been able to recruit a Cosmetology Instructor despite our best efforts over the last two years. Our Cosmetology courses have been popular with many of our students and served as a way to prepare students for continued education and work in this area. Unfortunately, we believe we might have exhausted our search for a Cosmetology Instructor.

It is now time for the district to consider looking at options which could include an expansion of one of our existing career and technical pathways (content areas). I would like to note that we have expanded our course offerings in the areas of Natural and Tribal Resource Management.

I will make sure to keep you posted as we move further along this path.

We will continue, through our commitment to professional development, through the surveying of our parents and guardians, and through our work with our partners in industry and higher education, to improve the services we provide to our students and their families.

Please do not hesitate to call, text, or email, if you have any questions or concerns.



John Riddle
Principal of Boarding School Operations

907-656-2053 ext 108
656-7193 (cell)

Letters from the Principal
 GILA Principal Web Update November 2017
 GILA Testing Letter Sept 2017
GILA Website Principal’s Corner April 2017
 GILA Heating Parent Letter January 18th 2017
 GILA Letter September 2016
 Letter to Parents August 2016