Superintendent's Page

Mr. Shawn Arnold

Superintendent of Schools

Nome Public Schools



Greetings from the Superintendent,


It is my pleasure to welcome you to Nome Public Schools! I am so glad that you are visiting our website. This website has been designed with our parents and community in mind. I am excited for you to learn more about our school district. For parents, I hope this website will help you stay connected with your child’s education. I believe that informed parents and community members are our greatest allies as we strive to improve academic achievement for every student in every classroom.


As superintendent, I have a personal vision that our schools will develop good citizens and leaders of the future by providing a quality education for the families of Nome. I am honored to provide system-wide leadership to help our schools achieve this goal.


I am convinced that the success of our school system depends on the skills and talents of outstanding employees who partner with parents, tribal associations, and the community. We are blessed in Nome to have excellent partnerships with all of our stakeholders, and our children benefit from these relationships.


You should know that I am dedicated to establishing a shared vision of academic excellence based on the mission of “educating students in a positive learning environment to be competent and productive citizens” and on several core beliefs:


• The key to our success is supported by a strong family, school and community partnership.

• All students deserve the opportunity to learn because education is highly valued.

• High educational standards, and the support to meet them, are critical to student achievement.

• Developing life long learners will help prepare students to adapt to future challenges.

• With a positive team we can truly create a district of excellence.

• We must manage financial assets in an efficient and effective manner.

• All staff will engage in results-driven professional development and training for continuous improvement.




Shawn Arnold


Shawn Arnold

Superintendent of Schools

Nome Public Schools



Nome Public Schools

P.O. Box 131 • Nome, Alaska • 99762

907-443-2231 • 907-443-5144 (fax)