About Our Certificated Opportunities

  • The Anchorage School District’s certificated positions work to support and engage our community’s students and their families.

    Certificated positions require a state of Alaska educator’s certificate. Qualifications are based on education degrees, Praxis II testing, and certificate endorsements. Please read the job description thoroughly to ensure you meet the minimum requirements.

    Information on salary schedules is available in the bargaining unit contracts for AEA, APA, and ACE.


    Teachers develop classroom environments favorable to learning and personal growth and establish effective relationships with students. They work together with staff, parents, and the community to support students in developing the skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for preparation for college, vocational school, or employment, in accordance with each student’s ability. Types of teaching positions available are:

    • Elementary school
    • Middle School
    • High School
    • Arts and Music
    • Health and Physical Education
    • Math and Sciences
    • English and Language Arts
    • World and immersion languages
    • Special Education, including classroom, life skills, resource, and related services such as psychology, speech-language, occupational and physical therapy, hearing impaired, and blind or visually impaired


    Instructional Support

    Instructional support staff work to support education curriculum and instruction needs. They support district educational programs, classroom teachers, and administration.


    School Counselors

    School counselors work collaboratively with school staff, parents, and the community to encourage student growth. They work to address academic, social, and emotional development. They advocate for students through partnerships with the student, families, fellow educators, and the community.


    School Nurses

    School nurses are registered nurses with a special services educator certificate. They support student learning and promote health and wellness for our schools. These professionals provide nursing services including: screenings, treatments, medication, diabetes and seizure management, health counseling, connection with community providers, health promotion, and injury and disease prevention education. School nurses actively assist in identifying students with disabilities and participate on multidisciplinary educational teams. They interpret each student’s health history and develop plans for those with health needs. Per contract, school nurses who obtain an NBCSN certificate will receive a $2,000 bonus each school year that the certificate is valid.


    Principals/Assistant Principals

    Principals serve as the educational leader and primary administrator of our elementary, middle, high, and alternative schools. They implement district, state, and federal policies and procedures to ensure that all students receive an education that exceeds standards in a safe environment. Principals collaborate with administration to lead and mentor all members of the school staff. Such positions entail responsibilities for planning, curriculum development, program evaluation, extracurricular activities, personnel management, financial management, emergency procedures, resource scheduling, and facilities operations.


    Certificated Administrative Staff

    ASD has career opportunities for certificated professionals interested in administration. Chiefs, directors, and supervisors provide vision, strategy, and leadership for various educational departments and programs in areas such as curriculum, instruction support, teacher learning, and other academic areas.