The Anchorage School District’s newly minted superintendent answered questions Friday for the media, expounding on his vision for the area’s schools and sharing a bit of personal background. The majority of the former teacher turned administrator’s experience is in elementary education, but Ed Graff said he’s ready to lead Alaska’s largest school district.
Graff officially accepted the ASD superintendent position March 18 at an Anchorage School Board meeting. The week prior to Graff's acceptance, former Superintendent Jim Browder, whom the district hired last year, announced his retirement at a press conference. Browder had been hired after a nationwide search that cost the district $54,000. Since the announcement, Browder appeared in the final round of interviews for the top spot at an urban district in Iowa.