The Ketchikan School Board on Wednesday will have a chance to review five teaching contracts for approval, all of which are on the meeting's consent calendar.
As consent calendar items, the contracts are considered routine, and the board will decide on all five with a single vote unless a board member moves them off the calendar.
The proposed contracts are with Nona Lindquist, Alexandra Hurley, Brian Shimek, Carolyn Axelson and Kalah Stevens. All contract information was obtained from documents attached to the meeting agenda.
Lindquist taught at Schoenbar Middle School for a year and was a special education teacher at Ketchikan High School for another year. She has more than 27 years of experience teaching out of state.
Lindquist will be a teacher at Point Higgins Elementary School for the 2021-22 school year if the board approves her contract. Per the terms of that contract, she would have a salary of $86,081 and her contract including benefits would cost the district $112,352.20.
Hurley, per the agenda, "was an (English Language Arts) teacher at Schoenbar Middle School for a year." She will teach at Ketchikan High School if her contract is approved.
She has "completed her Bachelor's degree at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and is working towards getting her certification for (Special Education) Endorsement," the agenda states.
Under the terms of her $76,010.20 contract, she would be paid a salary of $54,230.
Shimek is a paraprofessional at Point Higgins. Before that, he was an elementary school teacher in the Anchorage School District for three years.
Shimek has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Oregon and a master's degree in teaching from George Fox University.
If the board approves Shimek's contract, he will teach at Houghtaling Elementary School for a salary of $64,317. His contract would cost the district an estimated $87,519.20.
Axelson is a paraprofessional at Fawn Mountain Elementary School, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of Alaska Southeast and an Initial Teaching Certificate with Elementary Education, kindergarten through eighth grade.
Axelson would teach at Fawn Mountain under the terms of the proposed $74,404.20 contract. She would be paid a salary of $52,823.
Stevens, a "Title I classroom paraprofessional" at Houghtaling Elementary School, according to the agenda, will teach at Schoenbar Middle School if the board approves her $76,010.20 contract.
Stevens was a teacher in the Fairbanks North Star School District for one year. Like Axelson, she has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from UAS and an Initial Teaching Certificate with Elementary Education, kindergarten through eighth grade.
Stevens would be paid a salary of: $54,230.