EAGLE'S VIEW ELEMENTARY ACHIGAALUX

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In past years, on the final day of school, teachers and staff at Unalaska City School and Eagle's View Elementary Achigaalux would come dressed in their finest summer-vacation-themed attire as they'd bid farewell to their students with high-fives, hugs, and warm wishes of a relaxing and productive summer.

 

However, as is the case for many events this spring, the occasion looked starkly different from years past.

KUCB Staff

''[An] old scuba diver enjoying watching from Pittsburgh, PA,'' ''Hi from Summerville Oregon,'' ''Enjoying this from Wisconsin,'' read a few of the comments on KUCB's live Facebook event for Dockside Discovery, which took place on Monday in Unalaska.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

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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Laura Kraegel/KUCB

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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