Classroom Teachers in all areas for 2020-2021 School Year
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 27 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.
LKSD supports instructional staff with a robust professional development program differentiated from whole group to individually selected courses. New teachers will be assigned an instructional coach for the first 2 years. Specialized staff deveopement for new teachers includes orientation to the local culture and learning about our curriculum.
Starting salary begins at $52,999 plus a signing bonus of $7,000. In addition, every year there is a round trip ticket from Anchorage to the work site and the village teachers live in subsidized housing.
More detailed information about our “family” of long-term educators can be found at www.lksd.org.