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Welcome from the Superintendent

2 months ago






Superintendent Roy Getchell

Contact: (907) 766-6725

Email: rgetchell@hbsd.net

Dear HBSD Families,


It is with great enthusiasm that I welcome you to the 2018-19 school year!  As a new resident of Haines I can tell you that my family and I are honored and thrilled to be here.  The welcome we have received has been memorable by any standard.  It speaks to the small town values that we all share and appreciate.

 As a new superintendent, you can be assured that I will be doing a lot of listening as we build trust and prepare for our future together.  In Haines, the hopes and dreams of our community reside in our children.  We hope that all of our students are able to grow where they are planted, but appreciate that many of them will be a part of their hometown as they make their mark on the world. We need a versatile, educated and trained workforce where our local needs can be met by the skills of our citizens. We also need successful individuals, families, community members, and neighbors. When our graduates can feel like their lives have purpose, value, direction, and importance, we will have achieved success for our students as they progress through and contribute to an ever-changing world.  You can be sure that we will all be teaming together to make this a reality.

The upcoming school year brings new opportunities for us to learn, grow, and come together as we prepare for the future of Haines.  I look forward to working with you and hope to meet you soon if I haven’t already.  My door is always open! 


Yours in Education,


Roy Getchell