FAIRBANKS — Briana Randle, West Valley High School assistant principal was selected the 2013 Alaska Assistant Principal of the Year by the Alaska Association of Secondary School Principals by a statewide five-member panel.
Randle has been assistant principal at West Valley since 2010, after serving two years in the same capacity at Lathrop High School. Randle began her educational career in 2000, teaching geography and world history to middle and high school students in Oregon before taking on the role of assistant principal at Jefferson Country Middle School in 2007.
The state award is based on performance of outstanding leadership and for providing high-quality learning opportunities for students.
Randle is responsible for the freshman transition program known as the Ignition Program, an ongoing, comprehensive transition program that uses upperclassmen as mentors to welcome freshmen as they move into high school.
West Valley Principal Shaun Kraska cited Randle’s efforts to bring out the best in each student and the staff. Randle knows almost every student in the school by name.
Randle will attend the State Assistant Principal of the Year Forum and Awards Banquet in Washington, D.C., in April.