Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School assistant principal Kristy Germain has been selected as the interim principal for Floyd Dryden Middle School for the 2020-2021 school year. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire File)

Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School assistant principal Kristy Germain has been selected as the interim principal for Floyd Dryden Middle School for the 2020-2021 school year. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire File)

Interim principal selected for Floyd Dryden

She’s a Juneau native and a veteran of the school district.

Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School assistant principal Kristy Germain has been selected as the interim principal for Floyd Dryden Middle School for the 2020-2021 school year.

“I am excited to join the staff, students, and community of Floyd Dryden Middle School,” Germain said in a release from the Juneau School District. “Working with middle school students has a special place in my heart, as they are really coming into their own during this time of their lives.”

The move comes after the departure of principal Jim Thompson, who left the school to take a principal position out of state after six years at Floyd Dryden, according to JSD. Germain, who was born and raised in Juneau, is a graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaat.at Kalé with a master’s degree in teaching from the University of Alaska Southeast.

“We are pleased to have Kristy join the team at Floyd Dryden and look forward to her leadership in this new role,” said JSD Superintendent Bridget Weiss in the press release.

Germain will officially step into the role in August, but she said she’s looking forward to working with faculty and families.

“I am happy to meet virtually with folks during this period of physical distancing and look forward to the day we can meet in person and start working together to support and enrich the lives of everyone at Floyd Dryden Middle School,” Germain said.

The decision about a permenant position for the candidate has been pushed to March 2021, according to JSD.

• Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at 757.621.1197 or mlockett@juneauempire.com.

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