K-12 Counselor

In order to be considered for a Counseling position in the ASD you need:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Current valid Alaska Type A or C certificate endorsement as a School Counselor or Guidance and Counseling required.
  • Counseling /school based internship with school age children required.
  • School guidance counseling experience is preferred.
  • Experience in providing behavioral and academic interventions with secondary youth preferred.
  • Type C Social Work/ Counseling Psychology endorsements do not meet this minimum requirement.
  • There is no HQT (Highly Qualified Teacher) designation for this position.

The Anchorage School District is committed to establishing an environment of respect and mutual collaboration by attracting and retaining a quality work force, at every level in the District, who are committed to providing a positive learning environment, who value diversity and who reflect the diversity of the Anchorage community and the relevant labor market.


School nurse

  • Support student learning, promote health and wellness for an entire school
  • Provide nursing services including: screenings, treatments, medication, diabetes and seizure management, health counseling, linkage with community providers, health promotion, and injury and disease prevention education
  • Actively assist in identifying students with disabilities and participates on multidisciplinary educational teams
  • Interpret student’s health history and develop plans for those with health needs
  • Are members of the AEA bargaining group (certificated position)

School nurse requirements

  • Current Alaska RN licensure
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Two years nursing experience, assessment and referral skills
  • Type C certificate, Alaska Dept. of Education

Caring for children. Protecting the health of students for success in life. Download nursing brochure 


Substitute nurse

  • Daily assessment and treatment of students in absence of school nurse or health treatment nurse.
  • Provide emergency student health care.
  • Manage student health records.
  • Delivery of medications to students with orders from medical care provider.
  • Completion of “Summary of Services Provided” form to promote continuity of care in absence of regular school nurse or health treatment nurse and to facilitate communication.
  • No bargaining group

Substitute nurse requirements

  • Current Alaska RN licensure
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Complete ASD substitute nurse orientation to programs used for health records management
  • Complete ASD substitute nurse orientation to school nursing and technology used for students with health concerns or treatments
  • Substitute nurse application online

Caring for children. Protecting the health of students for success in life. Download nursing brochure


World language immersion teachers

Signing bonus

Individuals who are qualified and hired to fill a position in a world language immersion program will receive a $3,000 signing bonus. Signing bonuses are prorated for those hired at less than 1.0 FTE status. The bonus will be paid during the employee's first 30 days of employment and will not be subject to retirement contributions. Employees who fail to complete their contract will be responsible for repaying the entire amount.


International applicants

Legal Eligibility to Work in the United States:

  • The ASD currently only sponsors H1B visas for international applicants in “high need” areas. Currently those areas are:
      • World Immersion Language (requires native speaking language ability) teachers:
      • Japanese
      • Russian
      • Spanish
      • German
      • Chinese Language (FLES)
  • More information about federal immigration laws can be found by going to the federal website at www.ice.gov


State of Alaska Certificate Issues:

  • All certificated teacher applicants must be able to secure a valid Alaska Teaching certificate.
  • As part of our application review process the ASD HR team attempts to determine whether a candidate is likely to become Alaska certificated, prior to scheduling a screening interview.
  • The state department of Education and Early Development (DEED) requires certificate applicants who had their educational teacher preparation completed outside the US to be evaluated through a transcript evaluation service.
  • Since the educational background of our international teacher applicants varies greatly it may be necessary for the applicant to secure an actual Alaska Teaching certificate, prior to applying with the ASD.
  • More information can be found about certificate needs by going to the DEED Web site at www.eed.state.ak.us/TeacherCertification/


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Substitute info

  • Hiring info
  • Handbooks
  • Incentives
  • Training


Please note: A bachelor degree is required to be a substitute teacher.

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