SCHOOLS

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With one week until classes start, Unalaska's teachers are back at school Monday, training and preparing their classrooms.

Superintendent John Conwell said the Unalaska City School District has filled all eight of its teacher vacancies. That includes the high school science position, which David Gibson resigned over the summer to accept a job with Unalaska's Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services.

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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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When the school year ended Thursday, Unalaska students said goodbye to longtime teacher Galena Roraback.

She's retired from the Unalaska City School District after 27 years as the high school's world language instructor. Before that, she spent 11 years as a teacher in the former Soviet Union.

Roraback was honored at this week's City Council meeting, where she received a standing ovation.

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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.

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Graduation marks the end of high school for Unalaska's 34 seniors. For most, high school is the end of competitive athletics.

But valedictorian Trevor Wilson has plans to continue playing basketball at the next level.

Wilson has been playing basketball for as long as he can remember.

His dad coached high school basketball until he was in middle school, and Wilson spent a lot of time in the gym.  

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