John Juvinall, Principal

John Juvinall came to Stebbins from the Tacoma School District in Washington State, where he taught computer science, math and physical education for over 20 years at all levels of K-12 education.

After receiving a degree in Education from Central Washington University, John began his career in education in 1986 in the Cape Flattery School District working with the Makah tribal community.

A lifelong learner with Master degrees in Computer Science and Education Administration, John brings a well-rounded, diverse perspective and a commitment to shared leadership. As an advocate for children and families, John is dedicated to strengthening communities through education.

Betty Hall, Assistant Principal

My name is Betty Hall, and I’m excited to start my second year as assistant principal in Stebbins. I spent many years in the Boise, Idaho area where I graduated from Boise State University (go big blue!) and taught language arts. About six years ago, I returned to my roots in Eastern Oregon where I continued to teach, mentor, and serve as a building testing coordinator. Since then, I’ve completed my M.Ed. in Administration from Concordia University, married my husband Jason, and had our two children, Ellayna (5) and Holden (3).

I had a wonderful first year in the BSSD, mostly due to the collabo-rative nature of the Tukurngailnguq staff and the warm welcome my family received from the community. As an administrator, I am enthusiastic about guiding students toward pathways to success, and I am delighted to work with all of you as we endeavor to do so together.

Sarah Swanson, Counselor

Before moving up to Stebbins I called Minnesota home. I grew up in Minneapolis, left for college and got my first counseling job in Fergus Falls, MN. From there I moved to Alberta, Canada to work at a small college for several years. I returned to Minnesota and came to you fresh off of 17 years of counseling at a middle school in Bloomington.

I have a little bit of experience in Alaska; I cooked for a large set-net crew out of Kodiak for several summers. It's hard to leave Minneapolis in the summer because I can't harvest my veggie garden. Other hobbies include: travel, sewing, reading, music (listening not performing), drinking good coffee with friends and being an enthusiastic fan of high school sports.

Sarah Saucedo, Instructional Coach

Hello all; my name is Sarah Saucedo. This will be my fifth year living in Alaska. I moved from Southern California to teach in Shishmaref before coming to Stebbins. I have taught third grade the past years here and will be returning as the Instructional Coach and 21st Century Coordinator. This coming year, I will be the Curriculum Coordinator for the school. I will be learning more about our Eureka Math and National Geographic Reading programs.

I graduated UCLA with a degree in cultural anthropology; I have always loved learning about diverse cultures from the past and present. Then I attended University of La Verne and received my teaching credential with a Master’s in Education. I have enjoyed learning about Yup’ik and Inupiaq cultures/traditions while living in Alaska. This year I received a Yup’ik name: “Naucetaaq” which means “flower”.