Anchorage School District Special Education Teachers • Related Service Providers

General Information

Destination 2020: ASD’s Strategic Plan

Anchorage School District website

Special Education staff deliver specially designed instruction to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability.

Special Education Teachers

  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Affective Skills
  • Alaska State School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AKSD)
  • Early Childhood
  • Extended Resource
  • Hard of Hearing
  • Life Skills Classroom
  • Post Secondary Transitions
  • Resource
  • School Based Behavioral Support
  • Structured Learning Classroom
  • Blind and Visually Impaired

Related Service Providers

  • Assistive Technology
  • Audiologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • School Psychologist
  • Speech Language Pathologist

District support for new staff

  • Nationally recognized mentor program
  • Department chairs at elementary, middle and high school levels
  • Instructional leads
  • NCI (Nonviolent Crisis Intervention) training available for all staff
  • Professional Development opportunities
  • Contracts with national consultants
  • Co-teaching
  • Parent and teacher resource

Salaries and benefits

  • Current salary information can be found here.
  • Employees and their families receive health and life insurance, including dental and vision plans.
  • Certificated staff are eligible for retirement benefits through the State of Alaska Retirement System.
  • Audiologists, school psychologists, OT, PT, SLP, BVI teachers’ salary will be 6% higher than listed on the salary schedule.
  • Certificated staff receive a $2,000 salary supplement for select national certifications.
  • $5,000 signing bonus for special education certified staff who elect to sign a two-year contract.
  • A related services provider must have a valid Type C Special Services certificate. Teachers must possess a valid Alaska Teacher Certificate.
  • Occupational therapists, physical therapists and audiologists must be licensed in the State of Alaska.

About Anchorage


  • Is Alaska’s largest city with a richly diverse population of 299,000.
  • Serves as the hub of commerce, transportation and healthcare for Alaska.
  • Enjoys a relaxed, less crowded lifestyle with all the conveniences of a major city.
  • Boasts unlimited opportunities for summer and winter outdoor recreation with extensive parks and trail systems throughout the city.
  • Has a milder winter climate than northern or interior Alaska.
  • Enjoys summer temperatures that can reach into the 70’s and winter temperatures that average in the 20’s.
  • Revels in 24 hours of daylight in summer.
  • Does not have a city sales tax or a state income tax.
  • Residents receive checks from the Alaska Permanent Fund.

For more information contact

Bonnie Goen, Coordinator

(907) 742-6063

5530 E. Northern Lights Blvd. • Anchorage, AK 99504-3135 • (907) 742-4000

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