Anchorage School District


Anchorage School District


The ASD is an urban school district situated in a modern city of a quarter million plus, yet just minutes from the wonder of the Alaskan wilderness. 42% of the state’s population resides in Anchorage. We are an extremely diverse community with over 90 different languages spoken in our district. For more specifics on the district we encourage you to go to our website You can also reference,_Alaska which also provides a fairly comprehensive look at our fantastic city. The ASD is a large district (93rd largest in the nation) serving nearly 49,000 students at over 90 schools. The ASD employs over 3,400 teachers and annually hires around 250 new applicants. Special education teachers and related service educators (school psychologists, speech pathologists, etc.) are considered a “hard-to-fill” certificated area, depending upon the specific type of special education endorsement and time of year. The ASD uses an online application and review process that allows interested candidates to attach resumes, transcripts, certificates and other documents to their online application. We do not accept or keep unsolicited documents that are not attached to the actual online application. In order to be considered for a teaching position in the ASD an applicant must: • Fill out an online application by visiting the Anchorage School District website at: . Click on employment and look for “apply for certificated job,” or “apply now.” The online application is the key to moving anything forward! • Once you submit your online application your application will be reviewed by the ASD Human Resources Department. • You will receive email confirmation that your application has been released to specific content area folder as an “eligible-for-further-consideration” candidate by our principals, or whether your application has been rejected. We use a rubric to analyze your application that will assess your “Teacher Fit” score (an online assessment you take when you apply), education, experience, HQT status, and confidential references. • Once released you may be asked to express your interest in a specific site posted job by emailing principals with posted openings expressing your desire to interview. Phone or Skype site interviews are quite common. Certification and Highly Qualified Status: For information regarding teaching certification (yes, you will need one in order to be processed as an actual hired teacher) in the state of Alaska, please visit the State of Alaska website: Certification by the state department is a separate process from determining an applicant’s highly qualified teacher designations (per No Child Left Behind). HQT designations are determined based upon an applicant’s major, major equivalency, national board certification, HOUUSE, content exam, or through documentation of state reciprocity. There is an internal ASD HQT application, documentation, review and approval process that applicants will need to complete. Additional Information/assistance: For additional help with the online application process, you may contact the following individuals in the Human Resources Certificated Staffing and Recruitment Department: • Melissa Parker at (Alpha Administrative Assistant who covers applicants and employees A-K) • Anne Connors at (Alpha Administrative Assistant who covers applicants and employees L-Z) For issues related to the AppliTrack online application system you may contact: • Sarah Hotchkiss @ 907-742-4010 (Technical Online Application Questions) For general ASD application questions you may also contact: • Susan Kucera at @ 907-742-4117 ((HR Recruitment Administrative Assistant who can help refer you to the correct person for any questions) The Anchorage School District looks forward to you considering our great district.

Mission Statement

Mission To educate all students for success in life Vision All students will graduate prepared for post-secondary educational and employment opportunities

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is the policy of the Anchorage School District to provide equal educational and employment opportunities and to provide services and benefits to all students and employees without regard to race, color, religion, physical or mental disability, national origin, gender, age, or other prohibitions. This policy of the Anchorage School District is consistent with applicable laws, regulations, and executive orders enforced by various federal, state, and municipal agencies. Inquires or concerns may be addressed to the District’s Equal Employment Opportunity Department.

Anchorage School District

5530 E Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99504-3135