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Lower Kuskokwim School District: Information Session

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, about 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. There is a teacher mentor program that includes orientation to the local culture and learning about our curriculum.

LKSD is looking for 2 Elementary Education, 1 Social Studies, 2 Counselors, and 4 Special Education teachers for the upcoming school year.


  • Salary and bonus - $55,011 to $97,798; $4,000 signing bonus (Current salary schedule and contract is under negotiation and will most likely increase for the 2023-24 school year) 

  • Health insurance - $0 premium

  • Subsidized teacher housing in villages 

  • Airfare - free round-trip airline ticket from your home village to Anchorage per year

  • Professional development - 10 days per year, plus mentor program for new teachers, and new teacher orientation

  • Classroom benefits - small class sizes in the village schools (15 students or less), your own laptop computer, desktop computer, Smart Board, Apple TV and iPad

  • Additional benefits - no state income tax or state sales tax; Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend check after 1 year

Thursday, Dec 8, 2022

Start Time:  6:00 pm
End Time:  7:00 pm

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C.B. Hedgcock



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Career Services

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