Administrative staff

Sven Gustafson

Head Principal

(907) 742-2513


Mr. Gustafson, originally from Dililngham, has been with the Anchorage School District for the past 20 years. This is his first year as the Principal of West High School after leading Romig Middle School for ten years. Mr. Gustafson's passions are the Denver Broncos, fishing, and riding his snow machine. He is married and has two kids, both of whom are West High School graduates.


David Little

Student Services Assistant Principal

(907) 742-2568



Ja Dorris

Activities Assistant Principal

(907) 742-2517



Lakhita Hodge

Curriculum Assistant Principal

(907) 742-2588


Lakhita Banks was reared in Anchorage, Alaska as a military dependent on Elmendorf, Air Force Base. She was a middle and high school teacher prior to becoming an assistant principal at West High School. Ms. Banks holds two masters degrees in teaching and educational leadership respectively, and is an avid reader.


David Legg

Staff Services Assistant Principal



Mr. Legg was raised in Anchorage and is a graduate of Bartlett High. Mr. Legg started his teaching career in rural Alaska as a Math Teacher and Administrator prior to moving to the Kenai Peninsula where he served as the Assistant Director of Pupil Services. Mr. Legg returned to his home town nine years ago and has served in a variety of administrative positions in the Anchorage School District. Mr. Legg is married and has three children. His passions are hiking, boating and fishing.