Secondary Science Teacher

Lower Kuskokwim School District

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 or equivalent and a basic competency exam are required for an Alaska Teaching Certificate
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Responsibilities

  • Provide culturally appropriate and effective education for all students to help them become responsible, productive citizens
  • Maintain high expectations for student academic success and conduct
  • Use various assessments to measure student growth and mastery, and to improve instruction
  • Enforce school-wide rules and expectations
  • Work closely with other teachers and staff members
  • Tailor instruction to meet the individual needs of students
  • Identify students at academic risk and implement effective intervention strategies
  • Participate actively in professional development
  • Communicate frequently with parents
  • Build strong relationships with students, staff, and families
  • Assist in implementing school policies and classroom rules, and maintain order fairly and justly
  • Keep accurate records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations
  • Attend and participate in Community School Committee and Advisory Committee meetings
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Benefits

  • Relocation assistance in the form of a $2,000 signing bonus (50% upon arrival, 50% after first contract year)
  • Full flight reimbursement from work site to Anchorage
  • Induction teacher training program
  • Ongoing training and career development opportunities
  • Subsidized teacher housing in certain communities

Job Description

RELOCATION TO ALASKA REQUIRED

An exciting place to learn and a rewarding place to teach.

The Lower Kuskokwim School District (LKSD) in “bush” Alaska offers an exciting and rewarding teaching environment. LKSD is the largest rural school district in Alaska, with 27 schools, 350 teachers, and about 4,000 Yup’ik students. The district covers an area the size of West Virginia, stretching along the Kuskokwim River and Bering Coast in southwest Alaska. Travel is via jet from Anchorage, followed by small plane, snowmobile, or boat from Bethel to the village sites.

Job Overview

  • Maintain high expectations for student academic success and conduct
  • Use various assessments to measure student growth and mastery and refine instruction
  • Enforce school-wide rules and expectations
  • Collaborate closely with fellow teachers and staff
  • Differentiate instruction to meet individual student needs
  • Identify academically at-risk students and initiate effective interventions
  • Participate actively in professional development
  • Communicate frequently with parents
  • Build strong relationships with students, staff, and families
  • Assist in implementing school policies and classroom rules, maintaining order fairly
  • Keep accurate records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations
  • Attend and participate in Community School Committee and Advisory Committee meetings
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Ability to live and work in a cross-cultural, rural Alaskan environment
  • Valid Alaska Teaching Certification or the ability to obtain one
  • Student teaching or equivalent and a basic competency exam required for Alaska Teaching Certificate
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Salary and Benefits

  • Full-time position
  • Salary range: $58,211-$100,698 per year
  • $2,000 signing bonus
  • Full flight reimbursement from work site to Anchorage
  • Induction teacher training program
  • Ongoing training and career development opportunities
  • Subsidized teacher housing in certain communities

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $58,211-$100,698/year

Signing Bonus: $2,000

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