Our Outstanding Faculty

We've assembled an incredible group of people from near and far. Our faculty and staff, dedicated to student success, make the difference and help to distinguish BBBSD among school districts in the state and nationwide. 

Mr. Bill Hill, Superintendent        Ext. 349

H.S. Diploma Bristol Bay, B.E.S. UA Anchorage, M.Ed. Univ. of Phoenix, Superintendent’s Certification UA Anchorage

Bill Hill grew up in the Bristol Bay region and graduated from BBBSD in 1987. During his career, Mr. Hill has worked as a classroom teacher in the Bristol Bay and Juneau school districts, as a principal and director for the Lake and Peninsula School District, and most recently as the Superintendent of the Bristol Bay School District. Mr. Hill and his lovely wife, Diane, have four children: Emma, Billy, Eric and Gabriella . . . and are now waiting for grandchildren.

Mr. Rick Luthi, Principal        Ext. 302

B.A. & M.S. Pittsburg State

Mr. Luthi grew up in western Kansas and came to Alaska in 1978. During his time in Alaska, Mr. Luthi as served in a variety of capacities from classroom teacher to superintendent.

Mr. Luthi is married to Brenda Luthi. Rick and Brenda have three children (Katie, Jake, and Matt). Mr. and Mrs. Luthi are also the proud grandparents of six grandchildren. Most amazing is that all six grandchildren look exactly like Mr. Luthi.

Ms. Esther Pepin, Preschool Coordinator        Ext. 312

B.A. Azusa Pacific Univ. & M.Ed. Concordia Univ.

Working with young children is my greatest joy and challenge. This is my fourth year working for Bristol Bay Borough School District in early childhood education. I received my Masters of Education in Curriculum Design and Instruction from Concordia University. My pursuit for higher education began as a quest for some light professional development to accompany teaching preschool, but after taking a couple of classes, I soon realized the importance of understanding how children develop and the many ways they learn. I focused my studies on Early Childhood Education (birth-3rd grade) and after completing that, I continued and completed a certificate in Science (K-14).

I love working in Naknek and living in this community. Outside of teaching and education, I enjoy reading, camping, berry picking and spending time with friends.

Ms. Margaret Lee, 2nd -5th LA & Social Studies        Ext. 309

B.A. Liberal Arts

Mrs. Lee and her husband love living in Naknek, their new home. They have 4 children and 9 grandchildren who live in Naknek, California, Minnesota, and Sierra Leone. Her love is teaching. She knows three languages and has taught children and adults in Bangladesh, California, Minnesota, and Alaska.

Ms. Mary Ludvick, 2nd -5th grade Math & Science        Ext. 314

B.A. Elementary Ed.

I am from Naknek and I went to Pre3-12th grade at BBBSD. I have two children. In my free time, you may find me here at the school cheering on our Angels! Other than that, I’m a homebody.

Mr. Mike Peterson, Science & Mathematics        Ext. 324

B.A. UM Missoula

I grew up in a military family, and lived in many places across the US. My dad retired from the Coast Guard and my family moved to Helena, MT, where I graduated high school. I went to the University of Montana in Missoula to study clinical psychology, but discovered my love of teaching while working as a special needs tutor.

After graduating, I landed a job in tech support, which was so horrible I moved all the way to Alaska to escape! I got a job in Seward as a Marine Science Field Trip instructor. From there, I accepted my first teaching position in Shungnak, a little Inupiaq village north of the arctic circle. After two years there, I moved here to Bristol Bay to focus on teaching Middle School.

Ms. Rebecca Ingalls, Mathematics        Ext. 337

B.S.E. Mansfield Univ. & M.S. Univ. of Texas Arlington

I was born and raised in Northwestern Pennsylvania in a town about the size of Naknek. I was raised by my parents and I have an older brother and sister who happen to be twins. My brother has blessed our family with my wonderful (now 6 year old) niece, Lilly. In high school I participated in multiple sports, choir, drama, and multiple bands playing flute and trombone.

I attended Mansfield University where I was active in working with the school’s alumni. I spent 5 weeks of my student teaching time with LPSD (2 weeks Igiugig, 1 week in Newhalen, & 2 weeks in Chignik Bay). After that I accepted a job in Bristol Bay, and here I’ve stayed. In my free time I enjoy reading, crafting, running, music, and hanging out with family and friends.

Ms. Paula Niedermeyer, Special Education        Ext. 323

B.A. Ed. Northeastern State Univ.

I’m married to Matthew Niedermeyer and I’m the mother of 3 wonderful children and gammy of almost 3 beautiful grandchildren. I have now lived in the great state of Alaska for half my life. I was born and raised in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. My hobbies are spending time with my family and, when I can, doing Ms. Doster’s painting events.

Mr. Andrew Johnson, Social Studies        Ext. 336

B.A. Binghampton Univ.

Greetings, I am a transfer from upstate New York. I grew up on my grandfather’s dairy farm in a small rural community. I enjoyed outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, riding four wheelers and snow machines. I have been married to my lovely wife for twenty-three years and have four children. I have a strong sense of commitment to faith and family. Hobbies that I enjoy include playing basketball and chess.

I entered the educational realm later in life, at the age of thirty-five, and have been relishing it ever since. I enjoy contributing to a young person’s growth and knowledge. I am very pleased to be part of the BBBSD educational team assisting young people in attaining their future goals, dreams and ambitions.

Ms. Jodi Doster, Science & Art        Ext. 327

A.A. B.S. M.S. M.Ed. 

I began teaching high school here at Bristol Bay Borough High School in 2003/2004 school year. I came to Alaska to work for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service in May 2001. My first field assignment was to work in a remote field camp: Mother Goose Lake is approximately 600 km southwest of Anchorage on the Alaska Peninsula. My field duties at Mother Goose Lake were to assist in the set up of three bird banding stations and a small mammal trapping grid that we were going to run that summer. Mother Goose was part of the North American Bird Banding Program and breeding bird survey. Birds were banded at Mother Goose Station for nine years before the station was closed at the end of my first summer in 2001. Birds were banded with the aluminum bands for migration behaviors and color bands were used to document breeding behaviors.

On the first night our group was called to the lake by a noise. As I bolted from the cabin to the lake, I could only imagine what was going on. I heard excited voices and hurried to find out what was happening. When I got to the lake, to my amazement I saw a pack of wolves stalking a mother moose and her calf. They were trying to split the calf from its mother. Two of the pack members caught the calf, but the wolves were now aware of a brown bear heading at a fast pace toward the calf. The wolves backed off. The calf almost reached its mother and the safety of the far shore. Then like a bolt of lightning, the bear overtook the calf and we all heard a sickening cry as the calf was grabbed by the neck. The bear headed off carrying its kill into the willow thickets as the wolves watched from the distance and the distraught mother moose search desperately for her young calf.

I realized then that all my years of education, field labs, and field work brought me here to witness such an awesome sight. Much of my education consisted of taking field courses and doing research. I didn’t realize it at the time, but I was getting a place-based education utilizing inquiry-based lessons. I have since decided that I want to share my love of nature and learning. I have had the opportunity of being in the field and learning by hands-on experience and want to share these types of experiences with my students. Science is observation and inquiry. I feel that students will only learn by actively being involved and engaged in their own learning.

Ms. Ashley Munk, English/Language Arts        Ext. 334

B.A. & B.S. Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks (May 2016)

I was born in Soldotna, Alaska. When I was three years old my parents moved to King Salmon and it has been home since. I attended college at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and will graduate this May with a dual degree in English and Secondary Education. I love to go hiking and in general just to be outdoors. I am a little bit of a Disney fanatic, which is demonstrated by the name of my cat: Winnie (from Winnie the Pooh).

Mr. Dave Carlson, Vocational Education        Ext. 342


I was born and raised in Alaska and have commercial fished since 1960. My first time to Naknek was in 1970 when Kenai Packers opened. I’ve drifted, setnetted and longlined in Cook Inlet as well as drifted, setnetted and tendered in Bristol Bay. I’ve been tendering in the Naknek/Kvichak district since 1988.