April 21, 2022 Charlene Arneson – Board President Press Release – For Immediate Release
Chugach Board of Education Announces Selection of New Chief School Administrator
The Board of Education for the Chugach School District is pleased to announce their choice for a new Chief School Administrator, Ty Mase, beginning on July 1, 2022. The Board wishes to express their sincere thanks to everyone who participated and supported the Superintendent search process.
The Board met in executive session on April 15th to interview finalists, review the results of the interviews, and review results from the staff and community forums, and candidate feedback survey. The Board discussed the appointment of a Superintendent from the three finalist candidates. The Board took formal action in open session on April 21st and unanimously voted for the appointment of Ty Mase.
Mr. Mase was the 2021 Alaska State Superintendent of the Year having served as Superintendent of Lake and Peninsula School District from 2008-2021. Prior to that Mase was Curriculum Director at Lake and Peninsula School District; Program Director at Chugach School District; and Teacher/Athletic Director at Bristol Bay Borough School District. Mase holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Mansfield University, Master of Education in Informational Technology from Mansfield University, and Alaska Administrative Credentials from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Mr. Mase made the following statement upon his appointment:
“After 15 wonderful years working with the Lake and Peninsula School District, the plan was to retire. However, when the Chugach School District position opened up, these plans quickly changed. Chugach and their Standards Based System hold a special place in my heart and the opportunity to once again work with CSD was appealing. I am very excited to return and work with the students, staff, communities and the board to accomplish great things for CSD students.”
The Association of Alaska School Boards (AASB) contracted to conduct and facilitate the search for the Superintendent.