• Positions we hire at ASD/AKSDHH


    Are you interested in working for for the Anchorage School District and the Alaska State School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing?  We often have openings for the positions listed below.  A full job description with all requirements and preferences will be posted on the Anchorage School District website with each opening.



    If you would like more information please contact:


    Tracy Pifer; Email: pifer_tracy@asdk12.org

    To apply: https://www.applitrack.com/asd/onlineapp/ 

  • Director, AKSDHH


    The Alaska School for the Deaf (AKSD) has announced its search process for a new Director to replace Ann Curry who departed her role in August 2020. We want to express our deepest gratitude to Ann for her incredible work with our school. The Anchorage School District, which oversees the Alaska School for the Deaf, has selected Innivee Strategies to support its search for the next leader for its school.


    The nationwide AKSD Director search process will seek a highly qualified and inspiring leader to bring the school toward the AKSD community vision including students, parents, teachers and other stakeholders. The Anchorage School District (ASD), AKSD and Innivee Strategies will collaborate to define the search and selection process and communicate this information with the AKSD community, and Deaf education leaders and professionals.


    Tarlesha Wayne, Senior Director of Special Education at Anchorage School District, said “The Alaska School for the Deaf Director is crucial in defining and leading the school’s strategic direction. Equally as important is for the Director to build a culture that values and incorporates the American Sign Language and English educational philosophy. The Anchorage School District strongly encourages highly qualified and transformational leaders to apply for our unique opportunity and we are excited about supporting our new Director’s success.”


    Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing  (Certificated position, can apply anytime)


    Job Requirements:


    The following are required:

    • Valid Alaska Initial, Professional, or Master teaching certificate with an endorsement in Special Education - Hearing Impairment, or similar.
    • HQT (Highly Qualified Teacher) designation in Elementary Education.  Successful candidate may need to obtain additional HQT designations depending upon future course assignments after this hiring process.
    • Fluency in American Sign Language.


    The following are preferred:

    • Evidence of experience working with special education students.
    • Experience working collaboratively to support the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) needs of special education students in a public school setting.


    Educational Interpreter (Classified position, must apply for a specific posted opening)


    An Educational Interpreter interprets and transliterates between deaf students and English speaking non-signers in school-related environments. The interpreter tutors students and provides other supports to the learning environment. The position has a retirement association with the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) and is represented by the Anchorage Council of Education bargaining unit. You are required to have:

    1. A high school diploma or equivalent.
    2. Must acquire an EIPA 4.0 or above and the passage of the knowledge Written Test within three years of hire.
    3. Must be knowledgeable regarding American Deaf culture and sensitive to multicultural environmental conditions.
    4. Must be fluent in American Sign Language and spoken/written English, including academic English.
    5. Must have the ability to effectively and accurately comprehend, interpret, and transliterate ASL to English and vice versa among students, staff, parents, administrators, and the public. 


    The following are preferred:

    1. An associate’s degree in American Sign Language Interpreting from an accredited college or University.
    2. Must be working toward RID certification or equivalent.
    3. Completion of an educational interpreter training program, or documented proof of ongoing participation in interpreter training activities.
    4. Minimum of two years of paid interpreting work.
    5. Possession and maintenance of an Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment rating of 3.5.
    6. Receipt of a passing score on the Educational Interpreter Knowledge Assessment (EIPA-WT).


    Teacher Assistant (Classified position, must apply for a specific posted opening)


    A Special Education Teaching Assistant ASL/English provides direct instructional and support services to deaf and hard of hearing students who require a visual sign language to access instructional information. The position has a retirement association with the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) and is represented by the Anchorage Council of Education bargaining unit.  You are required to have:

    1. A high school diploma or equivalent.
    2. Excellent communication and customer service skills.
    3. Ability to maintain confidentiality, inspire confidence and cooperation and establish and maintain a professional relationships.
    4. Must meet the standard of an Intermediate+ rating on the Sign Communication Proficiency interview within one year of employment.



    Substitute Positions


    If you are interested in subbing as a teacher or teacher assistant, please contact Tracy Pifer pifer_tracy@asdk12.org for a substitute packet.