The public can meet the two candidates for the Juneau-Douglas High School principal's job from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and watch their interviews with the site council and administrators beginning at 1 p.m. Friday. Both events are in the school library.
Interim Principal Deb Morse of Juneau, who holds a master's degree in school administration from the University of Alaska Southeast, is applying for the permanent position. She had been named to replace Sasha Soboleff for a year after he took a post with the school district's central office. Morse was previously assistant principal at JDHS.
The other candidate is Justin Cole Smith, principal at Kemmerer High School in Kemmerer, Wyo. Smith, who is completing his doctorate in educational leadership at Montana State University, has been principal at Kemmerer High since April 1995. He has taught high school and homebound students.
The job pays between $72,211 and $94,217 a year, depending on experience and academic credits.
The site council will try to reach agreement with Superintendent Gary Bader on who should get the job. Bader makes the final recommendation to the Juneau School Board, which may make its pick at a March 6 meeting, said Human Resources Director Patti Carlson.