Bill Schilbach smiles at a public forum for NPS superintendent finalists.

Today is the last day of school in Nome. And that means it’s the last day students will go to class with Shawn Arnold in the superintendent’s seat.

After three-and-a-half years as head honcho of Nome Public Schools, Arnold will leave Nome next month and head to Valdez. Click the link below to hear from his replacement and how the new Superintendent plans on running the school district.


Upon resigning from the job in December, former Nome Public Schools Superintendent Steve Gast, left, shakes the hand of the district's newly-selected superintendent Shawn Arnold. Photo: Matthew F. Smith, KNOM.

File photo: Upon resigning from the job in December of 2014, former Nome Public Schools Superintendent Steve Gast, left, shakes the hand of the district’s newly-selected superintendent at the time, Shawn Arnold. Photo: Matthew F. Smith, KNOM.

Image at top: Bill Schildbach will take over as NPS Superintendent on July 1, 2018. Photo: Gabe Colombo, KNOM.