August 22, 2022
Dear GCSD Families and Community Members,
On behalf of the district, it is with immense optimism, extreme joy and utter excitement that I extend this endearing welcome to each of you in anticipation of the 2022 – 2023 academic year.
First, as a brief introduction, my wife (Danielle), daughter (Briley) and I were blessed to learn that we would have the opportunity to work, live and serve back on the Yukon! Since this time, we have been eagerly settling into our home, traveling the river whenever possible, re-connecting with family and friends through softball as well as subsistence activities and working quickly to become engrained within the community.
On a personal note, having served in the U.S. military, corporate business sector, public and private education (Inclusive of wonderful experiences at Nulato and Huslia here in the Interior) and now entering my fifth year as a superintendent, I am confident that our team will continue to build upon the tremendous framework laid by our predecessors and ensure that you and your child(ren) receive the educational experience and level of service that you both deserve.
To this end, GCSD will be engaging in the development of a new long-term strategic plan this year which will set the stage for the future of SHS and GILA operations. Please anticipate hearing further about this initiative from the district as we look forward to collaborating with you throughout. Further, we are preparing to host many community and student activities this year to ensure that everyone feels connected with the GCSD family, are taking extensive measures to recruit and retain the most exceptional staff members to support each of you and are prioritizing the assurance that every student and staff member will learn and thrive in an innovative, safe and rewarding school environment.
In closing, we look forward to opening our doors for the first day of school on August 24th and to having a magical year with each of you and every student we serve.
Jason R. Johnson, Ed.D.