Superintendentʻs Office

Mary Beth Solomon
Executive Secretary marybeth.solomon@yfsd.org
Phone: (907) 662-2215 Ext. #21

Contact Us
PO Box 350
Fort Yukon, AK 99740
(907) 662-2515 (PHONE)
(907) 662-3094 (FAX)

Dr. Debbe Lancaster

It will be my honor and pleasure to serve as the Superintendent of Yukon Flats School District this year. I have been in Alaska for 12 years. I taught in small villages for 5 years and then became an Picture of Debbe and Michael administrator in 2014.

I served the North Slope Borough School District for 4 years as a principal and district Coordinator for Cultural Lesson Planning.
Most recently, I served as the Superintendent for Wrangell Public Schools for the last 3 years. In spite of having a great deal of hands on administrative experience, I have a “Teacher’s Heart”. I will never lose sight of how important it is to keep the clutter out of the classroom. Therefore, it is imperative to communicate and educate best practices for all of our students, their families, and our communities.

As you get to know me, you will see how much I respect and admire the local culture and value the love of learning new things. It is my hope to bring a respectful commons sense approach to education in the 6 schools of our magnificent district.

Originally from Texas, my husband and I have four grown children and eight grandchildren. As a proud parent and grandparent, I will always be happy to show you pictures and share stories. However, our students receive the "lion's share" of my attention and are treated with all the respect and care I give our own children. I have been an educator for twenty-one years in a variety of settings and I believe that respectful relationships are essential building blocks for education. I take the responsibility of being a lead educator very seriously. I will do my best to make sure each and every student gets the best possible education.