The Anchorage School District is nearing the finish line to the 2020-2021 school year, but there is much to be done, and plenty of opportunities lay ahead for our students. From the most ambitious summer school offerings yet to in-person graduation, ASD has big plans to learn, grow and celebrate our students’ success, as our community eases into in-person education. Join Anchorage School District Superintendent Dr. Deena Bishop for an update on how schools are safely returning to in-person learning, graduation plans, robust summer learning offerings and more.
Deena M. Bishop, Ed.D., Anchorage School District, Superintendent
Dr. Deena Bishop is superintendent of the Anchorage School District. As leader of Alaska’s largest school district, her focus on student achievement and success for all students is backed by her experiences in teaching and educational leadership. She is firmly committed to the ASD’s vision to prepare every child for success, giving them hope for their future.
Dr. Bishop began her Alaska educational career in 1991 and proudly served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent of a neighboring district before being named ASD’s superintendent in July 2016.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Texas State University, a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Alaska, and a doctorate in learning assessment and system performance from the University of Oregon. She was part of the first graduating class for the AASA National Superintendents Certification two-year program.
During her career, Dr. Bishop has been active in several local and civic organizations, including the Education Commission of the States and the University of Alaska Board of Regents. She serves on several non-profit boards in Alaska. Dr. Bishop is married and has three children, a son and two daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family snow machining, wake surfing, running, and interior painting.
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