Bethel woman named boss of Mount Edgecumbe

Janelle Vanasse of Bethel has been named director of the state-owned boarding school in Sitka. She replaces Bill Hutton, who will retire June 30.

The appointment was announced by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development on Thursday.

Vanasse is a director at the Lower Kuskokwim School District and previously served as principal and assistant principal of Bethel Regional High School.

She holds a bachelor of science degree in special education from St. Cloud University, a master of education degree in administration from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and is expected to complete her superintendent’s endorsement from the University of Alaska Southeast in May.

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