Story last updated at 2/19/2014 - 2:31 pm
Mary Wegner will be Sitka's next schools superintendent.
Last week, the Sitka school board picked Wegner, Sitka's assistant superintendent, to replace Steve Bradshaw upon his retirement this spring.
Bradshaw announced his retirement in August and said he would remain in the position until the end of the school year.
Wegner has been Sitka's assistant superintendent since 2010. The other candidate for the position was Eddie Campbell of W.Va., who previously worked in Kotzebue.
The two candidates participated in a public forum before the school board made its choice.
Wegner is expected to sign a two-year contract worth $120,000 per year.