By Bair Mercer
Megan Hatswell is the new principal at Chugiak High School.
The job may be new to her, but the school is not. She was born and raised in Alaska, attended Homestead Elementary School, Gruening Middle School, and Chugiak High school.
For the past five years, Mrs. Hatswell was the assistant principal at East High School, and before that she was a teacher. Sometimes she misses being a teacher and the one on one contact with the students.
“Being a principal isn’t as fun as being a teacher,” she says.
Mrs. Hatswell wants the school community to think of her as the type of leader that can make a difference. Being able to make a difference with kids is her favorite part of the job. Making sure that every student has the very best teacher in every class and has the best learning experience.
When asked about her memories of Chugiak High, she talked about how much she enjoyed working on the yearbook, being in student government and competing on the swimming and diving team.
There is more to Principal Hatswell than being the Principle. She loves to spend time with her one-year-old son, Landon. She loves going on walks or playing at the park as long as it’s with her son. She loves to travel around the world; she has been to over 50 countries; including Egypt, Thailand, and South Africa. Her dream trip is to visit Australia.