Bridget Weiss to serve as ACEC Liaison

February 17, 2023

Portrait of Bridget Weiss
Bridget Weiss

Bridget Weiss has been selected as the new liaison for the Alaska College of Education Consortium (ACEC). 

Bridget is an Alaska-born and raised educator. She graduated from Juneau Douglas High School, and then went on to receive her Bachelor’s in Math, Minor in PE, and secondary teaching certificate from Whitworth University. Bridget spent the next 26 years in Spokane in a variety of teaching and administrator roles, and eventually served as the Superintendent at Nine Mile Falls School District.

After transitioning back to Alaska, Bridget spent four years as the principal of North Pole High School, and four years as the Director of Student Services in Juneau. She’s been the superintendent of the Juneau School District since 2018, and in that time has been the recipient of several awards and accolades, including Alaska Superintendent of the Year (2021), and Juneau Woman of Distinction (2022).

In these roles, Bridget gained extensive experience in the classroom and outside of it. Her perspective will be invaluable as ACEC continues efforts to Teach Alaska, and Empower Alaska’s workforce by educating the teachers we so desperately need.

As the Liaison for ACEC, Bridget will be working directly with each of the three schools of education. She’ll support each of the Universities in their programmatic efforts, and help foster partnerships and coordination statewide to meet community needs. 

Bridget holds a Master’s in Mathematics from Eastern Washington University, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Washington State University. Her work has been in districts as small as 1,800 students, and as large as 29,000. She’s also the current chair of the Alaska Superintendents Association.

Bridget said she looks forward to bringing her experience to ACEC to work collaboratively across the state with districts, and help each of our universities’ academic plans for teacher education programs thrive based on their institutional strengths and regional demand.

We’re incredibly excited to have Bridget on board. Her first day will be July 1, 2023. Please join us in welcoming Bridget to her new role.