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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Seeking an Assistant Principal position
    could be considered for the 15 16 school year I have already started saving for at least one job fair next year if I am unable to find something this year Thank you for your help Natalie natmikesell Posts 5 Joined Sat Mar 14 2015 3 45 pm Top Re Seeking an Assistant Principal position by Bushteachers Mon May 11 2015 7 48 pm natmikesell wrote Hi everyone Moving to Alaska has been a goal for my family and myself for many years I started watching this site several years ago and have researched the move and what it would mean ever since I finish up the last part of my internship for my administration license next week here in Ohio What we would love to do is to transition into administration by finding a position in Alaska I am open to just about any community I have applied for all of the positions through the ATP board However my question is this Is there something else that I could do to be considered for any of these positions I was unable to attend any of the job fairs because of our state testing schedules here I am sure that would have helped Is there something that I have not done yet that I could be doing so that I could be considered for the 15 16 school year I have already started saving for at least one job fair next year if I am unable to find something this year Thank you for your help Natalie Have you looked into principal teacher positions Or just regular teaching to get foot in the door What districts are you looking at Bushteachers Posts 95 Joined Fri May 08 2015 12 36 pm Top Re Seeking an Assistant Principal position by natmikesell

    Original URL path: http://www.alaskateacher.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1139 (2016-02-09)
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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Internet access in Alaska
    Posts 24 Joined Wed Apr 16 2014 5 56 pm Top Re Internet access in Alaska by BronwynH Mon Apr 13 2015 4 21 am Thanks We figured it would vary widely We ve read that some areas have only recently had high speed internet available and even then high speed maybe subjective BronwynH Posts 7 Joined Sun Apr 12 2015 11 21 am Top Re Internet access in Alaska by cyclone67 Mon Apr 13 2015 5 02 pm Very true Last year I was a location with notoriously poor internet Unless you were at school it was very weak Couldn t even check Facebook forget about loading anything This year I am in the same district but different village Here I have internet and school and in my apartment Equal speed at home and school and can pretty much do anything I want to or need to cyclone67 Posts 24 Joined Wed Apr 16 2014 5 56 pm Top Re Internet access in Alaska by Johncn Tue Apr 14 2015 4 36 am As the last poster says it can vary within a district or a region greatly You may want to check this post out from January http alaskateacher org forum viewtopic php f 3 t 1066 Johncn Posts 165 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 11 05 am Top Re Internet access in Alaska by BronwynH Tue Apr 14 2015 2 42 pm Thanks John I searched the forum and found your post very informative We ll just have to play it by ear and if we need to buy a commercial grade satellite dish that s the route we ll go We don t want internet to be a deal breaker for Alaska We re too excited about the possibility Thanks again Bron BronwynH Posts 7 Joined

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Entertainment/Social Life in a bush community?
    dinners sledding and activities Where I have been there are no rules about fraternizing between teachers and admin There s also community activities like bingo dancing and drumming Just leave the shop talk at home cyclone67 Posts 24 Joined Wed Apr 16 2014 5 56 pm Top Re Entertainment Social Life in a bush community by Johncn Thu Apr 30 2015 5 06 am Hi I don t know about the specific school village you are going to be in but in general yes the school district staff in a village are both co workers and a social support network You live housing is usually a series of district owned apartments or duplexes and work together In dry villages staff members often organize as the other post says game nights poker games movie nights watching the football games on TV dinner parties and other social events at the teacher housing units This applies to district level staff too You will not feel isolated socially unless you choose to be a recluse Regards John Johncn Posts 165 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 11 05 am Top Re Entertainment Social Life in a bush community by ElemEducator Thu Apr 30 2015 7 53 am There will most likely be plenty of opportunities for you to hang out and socialize with co workers We get together once in a while for four wheeler rides games bonfires dinner etc At times it can be a bit overwhelming working and living around the same people all day everyday but you tend to get used to it ElemEducator Posts 15 Joined Tue Mar 10 2015 6 24 am Top Re Entertainment Social Life in a bush community by Bushteachers Fri May 08 2015 12 54 pm jamieburgess wrote I will be a new administrator in the Yupiit school district close to Bethel My family husband and kids are staying in Phoenix for the time being until I determine if Alaska is where I need to stay I am learning that internet is expensive and so is satellite TV For those of you with experience living in a housing development provided by your district is there socializing within the school employees For example game nights etc Do the administrators socialize with the teachers and other staff or is this a no no I will not be a principal or assistant principal I am not a super social person but it will be hard to be completely alone without any family members Any thoughts to share All depends on your location We tried this at our site and it just didn t work out personality clashes or lack of effort stopped our meetings Might be b c of age differences between staff I know of others that get together all the time Don t be afraid to mingle with the community They love seeing teachers attending events Bushteachers Posts 95 Joined Fri May 08 2015 12 36 pm Top Re Entertainment Social Life in a bush community by

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Teaching in Angoon
    Alaskan job or considering a new Alaskan education job ask questions and those with information and or opinions provide answers Although many users are teacher or principal candidates from the Lower 48 a large number of current and former school district HR and school administrators subscribe Moderators Johncn Damon Hargraves Betty Walters Toni McFadden Post a reply 2 posts Page 1 of 1 Teaching in Angoon by Scigal Sun Mar 29 2015 8 42 am Has anyone taught in Angoon I am looking for information on the schools teacher housing the community I have a deadline so any information is appreciated Thanks Scigal Posts 4 Joined Fri Feb 06 2015 5 29 pm Top Re Teaching in Angoon by Bushteachers Sun May 10 2015 2 38 pm Scigal wrote Has anyone taught in Angoon I am looking for information on the schools teacher housing the community I have a deadline so any information is appreciated Thanks GREAT superintendent Bushteachers Posts 95 Joined Fri May 08 2015 12 36 pm Top Display posts from previous All posts 1 day 7 days 2 weeks 1 month 3 months 6 months 1 year Sort by Author Post time Subject Ascending Descending Post a

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Housing
    Housing by Johncn Mon Apr 28 2014 1 15 pm Dlouis Congrats on your new position You may want to post on the Celebration Thread that Darla posted Although your best source of information is as JSchilz says your new site administrator landlord LKSD has a nice booklet they use for new hires that could provide some general guidance LKSD Info Book New Hire Documentation 58 MB PDF Download http team lksd org groups certifiedne 20Book pdf Because it s a really large file I ve taken a screen shot of the part that may interest you Pretty good general advice in my opinion that is probably representative of many districts in rural Alaska Hope this helps Regards John Johncn Posts 165 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 11 05 am Top Re Housing by kazachka Sun Mar 29 2015 9 06 am This is great info I ve been teaching overseas now for ten years Prior to that I was a bilingual ELL teacher in Wasilla I m certified grades 6 12 I m at a point in my life where I m ready to come home now and never intended to be gone more than 3 5 years but life happened I would prefer to be on the road system again if possible but am open to other options I spent 9 years teaching in Alaska on the road system Mat Su has not had many openings at all much less in my department for the last several years It s a similar picture in Anchorage as well Again I am now 40 and would like to come home sooner than later and have begun to consider the larger bush communities I m sure it varies by village but do single teachers HAVE to live in shared housing or can they live on their own even if it means having to pay more I know housing in small communities can be limited but would really like to know what the options are Thanks kazachka Posts 14 Joined Sun Mar 29 2015 7 42 am Location Moscow Russia Website Top Re Housing by Johncn Sun Mar 29 2015 1 21 pm Hello Single teachers don t always have to share housing It depends on the district the village and the union s negotiated agreement I would say however that since the districts are both the landlord and the employer and have to build or lease housing units in the villages to house their staff each school year they TEND to build two bedroom units Single bedrooms housing would be ridiculously expensive to construct generally speaking Three bedroom units would probably end up having unused space many years The two bedroom average means that rural Alaska districts frequently have to find either a teaching couple or two single teachers to share an apartment or duplex Each year the openings differ So they not only have to find the teachers they need they sometimes have to find two male or two female

    Original URL path: http://www.alaskateacher.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1011 (2016-02-09)
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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Getting / obtaining white rice in the bush
    20 pound rice bags to a remote village I am noticing that Amazon has a surpringly small selection of rice options mostly instant in boxes Does this mean I would have to buy it in the city of Fairbanks Anchoarge and ship it out to the village in totes Any info on rice is highly appreciated jessicamvkim Posts 19 Joined Sat Jan 17 2015 11 03 am Location New England Top Re Getting obtaining white rice in the bush by ElemEducator Tue Apr 07 2015 9 13 am It depends on what your priorities are If time is a priority go with prime I would recommend however if you re buying lots of rice go ahead and fill up a tote and send it from Fairbanks Anchorage You can send up to 70 pounds in a tote and if you are only shipping them a few hundred miles it won t cost you that much For example our 70 pound totes that we ship from Anchorage to Togiak about 400 miles cost us around 25 This is MUCH MUCH MUCH cheaper than ever buying in the village I promise I won t get into how to ship via totes as there is already a ton of info on this forum Just search totes ElemEducator Posts 15 Joined Tue Mar 10 2015 6 24 am Top Re Getting obtaining white rice in the bush by Bushteachers Sun May 10 2015 2 27 pm jessicamvkim wrote Hi all Would Amazon be the best way to get 20 pound rice bags to a remote village I am noticing that Amazon has a surpringly small selection of rice options mostly instant in boxes Does this mean I would have to buy it in the city of Fairbanks Anchoarge and ship it out to the

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Rural Alaska Needs Teachers With Interests & Hobbies
    I was doing teacher interviews in the Lower 48 is related to this In a small school and village are there any sports or extracurricular activities or hobbies that you have a passion for and could see yourself volunteering or working with kids on You would never believe how often I ve heard about an amazing teacher who took kids from a tiny village in a remote village to a high level in some pursuit that may have changed a child s life or did so for a group of children in rural Alaska This story involving a teacher I once worked with in a different district seems to be just such a success story Good for you Scotty I know you used to read the ATP Forum Maybe one of your co workers will spot this and pass my congratulations along http www newsminer com news local news out of new archery program ruby sending two archers to For those of you new to Alaska don t be afraid to bring your hobbies or interests or learn something new Regards John Johncn Posts 165 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 11 05 am Top Re Rural Alaska Needs Teachers With Interests Hobbies by jamieburgess Mon Apr 27 2015 7 05 pm I play piano and am thinking about purchasing a digital piano to ship up to my apartment in my village Would piano lessons be of any interest I am guessing few if any children will have pianos to play or practice on Maybe do something with the music teacher in my school I love needlework and tole painting but don t know how it would work with shipping supplies being so expensive I ll be new to the bush but I d love to share my interests with anyone

    Original URL path: http://www.alaskateacher.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1142 (2016-02-09)
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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Cost of Living
    templates are then edited in a limited fashion by some lucky district employee who rarely really knows what should or should not be included in the organization s website Therefore the best way to find the salary schedules for Alaska districts these days is to use your friend Google Try entering this exact search string into Google and you ll find many of the school district salary schedules in Alaska Add the district name if you are interested in a certain district Be careful with spelling The files will usually be PDFs but some may be in MS Word You can also try removing the year or adding multiple years to modify your returns site neaalaska org Alaska school district negotiated agreement 2015 As far as the cost of living it s higher but is largely mitigated by decent pay good benefits subsidized housing a variety of changes in how you shop what you buy and in reduced opportunities in rural Alaska to spend money The bottom line is that if you use Amazon Prime free shipping order from online sites your basic groceries and supplies buy fresh and meat items wisely in Anchorage or the regional hub and or go in on bulk orders supplement with the occasional Costco or Sam s Club mail order in Anchorage you won t notice much difference It is a different world however and until you learn how to do that sort of shopping you may get some sticker shock I actually know your area well and overall teachers make a better living up here than they do there You will not be wealthy as a rural Alaska teacher but you will make a decent living Hope this helps and others John Johncn Posts 165 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 11 05 am

    Original URL path: http://www.alaskateacher.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1146 (2016-02-09)
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