Floyd Dryden hires new assistant principal

Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2010

The Juneau School District appointed Molly Box as the new assistant principal for Floyd Dryden Middle School.

Box is currently a teacher and coach at Floyd Dryden, where she began teaching in 1992.

"Molly is a natural leader who has established a positive relationship with the students and staff at Floyd Dryden Middle School," District Superintendent Glenn Gelbrich said. "She will be a valuable addition to the Juneau School District leadership team."

Box has more than 20 years of experience in elementary and middle school education in both Alaska and Nevada. She has taught language arts, social studies, math, science, health and physical education at Riverbend Elementary School and Floyd Dryden Middle School. She has been a leader in the Juneau Education Association and participated in curriculum development in healthy life skills and math for the Juneau School District.

"I am excited about this new challenge and look forward to working with the same wonderful people I have worked with for 16 years," Box said. "The whole community at Floyd Dryden - students, parents and staff - provides such a supportive environment, I feel fortunate to be able to learn and grow professionally while continuing to contribute to this school."

Box holds a bachelor of science in elementary education from Montana State University and is completing a masters in educational leadership at the University of Alaska Southeast.

Box will officially begin the job July 1. Her appointment follows the retirement of Jackie Kookesh, who held the position since 2001.

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