EAGLE'S VIEW ELEMENTARY ACHIGAALUX

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Unalaska hasn't even hit peak summer, but Chad Eichenlaub is already preparing for the upcoming school year.

Eichenlaub is the new principal of Eagle's View Elementary Achigaalux. He was hired from a pool of about 15 applicants after spending two years as the high school's business education teacher.

KUCB's Laura Kraegel sat down with Eichenlaub to ask how he got started in education — and how he's getting ready for his first job as a principal.

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Chad Eichenlaub is officially the next principal of Eagle's View Elementary Achigaalux.

On Thursday, Unalaska's school board unanimously approved an $85,000 contract for Eichenlaub, who currently serves as the high school's business education teacher.

"Congratulations, Chad," said Board President Frank Kelty. "We wish you all the best in your new assignment here with the district."

This will be Eichenlaub's first post as a principal and administrator.

Berett Wilber

The Unalaska City School District has announced its pick for the next principal of Eagle's View Elementary Achigaalux.

Chad Eichenlaub, who currently works as the high school's business education teacher, is poised to fill the position left by Joanna "JJ" Hinderberger.

She resigned last month.

Superintendent John Conwell said there were about 15 applications for the position.

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Eagle's View Elementary Achigaalux is searching for a new principal.

Joanna "JJ" Hinderberger resigned last month after two years with the school.

KUCB's Laura Kraegel spoke with her about why she's taking a new job at the Mendenhall River Community School in Juneau.

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Unalaska students are back at school Tuesday, including 5-year-old Stephen Black.

Over the past year, he's prepared for Eagle's View Elementary Achigaalux by accepting the library's challenge to read "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten."

He submitted his final reading log last week and became the first Unalaskan to accomplish the feat.

"Triceratops, Diplodocus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and also Spinosaurus …"

Stephen Black is browsing Unalaska's public library, picking out books and naming all the dinosaurs he knows.

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