Kodiak High School
will have a new activities director when school re-opens in the fall. Bryan
Ferris, who currently teaches sixth-grade science at Kodiak Middle School
and has been with the district for 19 years, will replace Steve Rounsaville in
the post. Rounsaville is retiring after 23 with the district, the past two of
which he spent as activities director.
Ferris said he felt that with
Rounsaville ready to move on, the time was right personally to take on the
challenges of being activities director. He commended Rounsaville for a job
well done serving in the role.
-- (Activities 1 24 sec. "Steve Rounsaville took it ... lucky enough to get the job.")
said the majority of the work of activities director involves working with the
school's athletic teams and programs as athletic director. But it also
encompasses the school's various clubs and even working with the student
council. His first official day on the job will be the first day of football
season in late July, but he plans to spend some time working with Rounsaville
before that in order to prepare himself.
-- (Activities 2 22 sec. "It'll take me a while ... paperwork for the end of the year.")
order to take on the role of activities director, Ferris will have to give up
his position as booster club president, a post he took over from Rounsaville
two years ago. He said he knows he will face some serious challenges in the new
position, not the least of which is the high turnover the job has seen in
recent years, which he admits scares him to some extent.
-- (Activities 3 30 sec. "It's such a high burnout ... I like to be involved.")
Originally from Oregon, Ferris moved to
Kodiak with his family at the age of three. He attended East Elementary, Kodiak Middle School
and graduated from Kodiak
High School in 1982. He
attended college in Oregon and then in Fairbanks before starting teaching at Kodiak Middle School