Carl Jacobs

Carl Jacobs

School Board, Anchorage, AK

2024 Endorsement

Carl, a resident of Anchorage since 2008, is a dedicated family man. He and his wife Alicia have raised their son Devin, who has started his own family with his wife Nicole, an educator in the Anchorage School District. Over the past decade, Carl and Alicia have provided a caring and stable environment as licensed treatment foster parents for numerous at-risk adolescents from diverse backgrounds. This invaluable experience has inspired Carl to run for office in 2021 and informs his priorities as a member of the ASD School Board.

Throughout his two-year tenure, Carl has been committed to enhancing the academic experience for every student in the Anchorage School District and ensuring that the hard-working employees of the District receive the support they deserve. While progress has been made in terms of increasing transparency, accountability, and community engagement, there is still much work to be done.

Anchorage, Alaska faces several challenges in public education and is at a critical junction. Limited budgets present an annual obstacle, and achieving academic equity remains an ongoing endeavor. Moreover, the retention of skilled and qualified educators has emerged as a crucial need. These issues necessitate collaboration between the Anchorage School Board and the Alaska Legislature, and Carl remains resolute in his commitment to addressing these concerns during his second term and beyond.