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Middle School Teacher

school
Lower Kuskokwim School District
location
Alaska, West, USA
salary
US 4500 - 8000 a month
housing
Housing in villages is assigned and subsidized. Bethel housing is the responsibility of the employee.
airfair
Annual roundtrip airfare from work site - Anchorage reimbursement 
Start date
Ongoing
10 months
3
  • Middle School
  • University Graduate, Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 0 year of teaching experience
  • Education
  • Teaching Credential/License
  • United States (USA)

Qualifications:

  • Ability to live and work in a cross-cultural, rural Alaskan environment.
  • Valid Alaska Teaching Certification or the ability to obtain one.
  • Student Teaching, Education Internship, or equivalent required.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance is provided with a $0 monthly premium
  • $150 classroom supply reimbursement
  • $250/month stipend for teachers who reside in Bethel
  • Teacher Housing provided with subsidized rent
  • Free family membership to Fitness Center in Bethel 
  • Various discounts on gas, freight, etc 
  • Annual roundtrip airfare from work site - Anchorage reimbursement 
  • Complimentary life insurance policy of $50,000
  • Full flight reimbursement from Work Site to Anchorage
  • Health insurance with no premiums
  • Induction teacher training program
  • Ongoing training and career development opportunities

Relocation to Alaska Required

Lower Kuskokwim School District

An exciting place to learn, a rewarding place to teach!

The Lower Kuskokwim School District (LKSD) is an exciting and rewarding place to learn and teach in “bush” Alaska. LKSD is the largest rural school district in Alaska with 28 schools, 350 teachers, and about 4,000 Yup’ik students. The landmass of the District is about the size of West Virginia spreading along the Kuskokwim River and Bering Coast of southwest Alaska. Travel is by jet from Anchorage, and then by small plane, snowmobile, or boat from Bethel to the village sites.

Our Mission:

The mission of the Lower Kuskokwim School District is to ensure bilingual, culturally appropriate, and effective education for all students, thereby providing them with the opportunity to be responsible, productive citizens.

Job Overview:

  • Maintain high expectations for student academic success and conduct
  • Administer a variety of formal and informal assessments to measure student growth and mastery and to evaluate and refine instruction
  • Reinforce school-wide rules and expectations
  • Collaborate closely with fellow teachers and other staff members
  • Differentiate instruction effectively to meet the individual needs of students
  • Identify students who are academically at risk and initiate effective intervention strategies
  • Participate actively in professional development
  • Communicate frequently with parents
  • Build strong relationships with students, staff, and families
  • Assists the administration in implementing all policies and/or rules governing student life and conduct, and for the classroom, develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedures and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.
  • Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations
  • Attends and participates in Community School Committee and various Advisory Committee meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $55,011.00 to $77,245.00 /year

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Lower Kuskokwim School District is to ensure bilingual, culturally appropriate, and effective education for all students, thereby providing them with the opportunity to be responsible, productive citizens.

 

A Glimpse of Lower Kuskokwim School District

The Lower Kuskokwim School District is an exciting and rewarding place to learn and teach in "bush" Alaska.

LKSD is the largest rural school district in Alaska with 27 schools, 350 teachers, and about 4,000 students, many of whom are Yup'ik. The landmass of the district is about the size of West Virginia, spreading along the Kuskokwim River and Bering Sea coast of southwest Alaska. Travel is by jet from Anchorage, and then by small plane, snowmobile, or boat from the regional hub, Bethel, to village sites.

LKSD supports instructional staff with a robust professional development program, from whole groups to individually selected courses. We also offer a teacher mentor program that includes orientation to the local culture and learning about our curriculum.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
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