For Immediate Release: May 16, 2019          


Frank Hauser Named Alaska’s 2019
Principal of the Year

The Alaska Association of Secondary School Principals (AASSP) is pleased to announce that Frank Hauser has been named as Alaska’s 2019 Principal of the Year.

AASSP President, Dan Carstens expressed his appreciation for Mr. Hauser's work: "Frank is an example of excellence in our principal profession. He employs many innovative practices that would make schools at any level successful. I am honored to support Mr. Frank Hauser as Alaska’s Principal of the Year!"

Frank Hauser has been the school principal of Robert Service High School in Anchorage for three years and a school administrator for 15. He is a graduate of the University of Alaska and received his Masters from UAF.

"Frank Hauser is a truly an amazing educational leader. His care for students and staff is exemplary while providing leadership academically as well as operationally. He is a leader of leaders—-positive, scholarly, and willing to roll up his sleeves. He is an asset to every team or organization for which he is engaged. I would work for him in a heartbeat!" said Anchorage School District Superintendent Dr. Deena Bishop. 

The mission of Robert Service High School, which has 1,533 students in grades 9 through 12, is to provide a superior education in a safe learning environment that will empower students to become responsible young adults who will succeed in a rapidly changing and complex society. Each student brings a unique contribution to the school and the responsibility to make it a better place.

One of Mr. Hauser's proudest accomplishments at Service was the recent recognition by Special Olympics and ESPN as one of 30 Unified Champion Schools for inclusive practices in the nation and the first banner school in the state of Alaska.

A colleague in his building shared: "The broader community connection is a underlying theme in Mr. Hauser's approach to learning. He encourages student participation in leadership/service groups and has been a great supporter of Service's Partners' Club/Peer Teachers. Regular education students participate with special needs students in the classroom as peer teachers; Service's Partners' Club is nationally recognized for creating an inclusive school climate. Mr. Hauser fosters global success in varied curriculum and service/leadership opportunities for all learners at Service."

From a parent of a senior at Service: "I feel Mr. Hauser has a vested interest in making every student and teacher be the best they can be in education and as a person. I noticed as a parent the difference he has made at Service High School over the past three years. There are many different programs at Service, because not every student is the same." 

From the many comments made about Mr. Hauser, it is obvious that he is highly respected and professional. As a principal, it's great to know he has a fun side too which his students can appreciate. A Service High student shared this example of how involved Mr. Hauser is with the school's events: "The boys varsity hockey team made it to championships, while being there was enough support, I was able to spray paint his hair green to represent Service."

In Mr. Hauser's words: "Perhaps the most important thing I can do so that each learner will succeed in a globally competitive society is to foster and model an example of curiosity, lifelong learning, and respect for others’ perspectives."

As Alaska’s Principal of the Year, Mr. Hauser will be representing Alaska at the national level. All state Principals of the Year will be recognized at the Principals Institute, September 30-October 3, 2019 in Washington, D.C.


For more information: Dr. Lisa Skiles Parady, ACSA/AASSP Executive Director, 907.586.9702 or

Frank Hauser
Robert Service High School, Anchorage School District
2019 Alaska Principal of the Year