Adriana Northcutt has been the principal at the Juneau Community Charter School. (Courtesy photo/Juneau School District)

Juneau Community Charter School names new principal

Adriana Northcutt currently serves at TMHS

The Juneau Community Charter School has selected Adriana Northcutt as the school’s next principal, school officials announced in a news release late Thursday.

Northcutt a Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé graduate, was selected after a nationwide search for candidates. She will begin serving as the school’s principal when the next school year begins in August.

She is currently the Assistant Principal at Thunder Mountain High School. Before that, she taught science and other electives at TMHS and served as the Camp Invention Director and as the director of other science-based camps. She also taught math and science at Floyd Dryden Middle School.

She’s coached volleyball, served as an advisor for many student groups, and participated in various training and leadership opportunities, including the Alaska School Leadership Academy and the Our Cultural Landscape program through Sealaska. Northcutt has a strong background in place-based, culturally relevant curriculum, according to the news release.

She holds a master’s of educational leadership degree from the University of Southeast Alaska and a bachelor’s degree from Montana State University.

JCCS is a kindergarten through eighth-grade school in the Juneau School District where students learn in multi-grade classrooms with small class sizes. It is a public charter school directed by an Academic Policy Committee of parents and teachers.

Contact reporter Dana Zigmund at dana.zigmund@juneauempire.com or 907-308-4891.

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