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Anchorage School District Anchorage Reviews

Updated April 10, 2017
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  1. "Best school district."

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    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Anchorage School District full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to substitute at various schools were endless. Most people I encountered at each school were very nice and helpful. I ended up subbing at a school and was offered a full time position.

    Cons

    Trying to decide where to sub was difficult. There are a couple of schools on the military bases so a person without an ID may have difficulty getting to those schools.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. "Teacher assistant"

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    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Anchorage School District full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love my job, the kids are amazing, I have alot of fun

    Cons

    The pay isn't very great. I work too hard for too little.

    Advice to Management

    I need more hours

  3. "Special Ed"

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    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant for Deaf Executive Director in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant for Deaf Executive Director in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Anchorage School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    High very patient with the students, teaching American Sign Language and getting along with staff/faculty

    Cons

    lack of communication if Deaf and hearing can communicate unless hearing people knows American Sign Language.

    Advice to Management

    Opening a communication by emial or writing if Deaf and hearing work together, take the ASL class


  4. "Special Ed teacher"

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    Former Employee - Sp Education Teacher in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Sp Education Teacher in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at Anchorage School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Location! Alaska is a wonderful place to live.

    Cons

    Funding issues. Cutbacks. Increased work loads.


  5. "It's a great place to live if you love doing things outdoors. Winters are long, cold, and dark."

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    Current Employee - English Teacher in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - English Teacher in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anchorage School District full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, very strong union representation, nice co-workers. Amazing summers with lots to do outdoors. Salmon fishing is the best.

    Cons

    If non tenured, you can be moved from school to school. Too cold and far away from everywhere. It costs too much to fly anywhere. You feel like you're stuck on an island. Anchorage has high crime rates for being a small city.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the great work.


  6. "Grounds Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Grounds Maintenance Specialist in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Grounds Maintenance Specialist in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at Anchorage School District (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits for type of work.

    Cons

    city worker mentality, never push beyond minimum progress.


  7. "Driver"

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    Current Employee - Dirver in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Dirver in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible time allowing me to participate in civic and social organizations

    Cons

    part time employment makes total compensation difficult to accommodate

    Advice to Management

    Be proactive with legislative engagement

  8. "Respect"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Teacher in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Anchorage School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    One thing I can say is that the ASD respects its teachers.

    Cons

    Anchorage is a city of republicans and this can be difficult at times with school bonds and such.


  9. "Loved working here for the last 6 years!"

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    Former Employee - Elementary Teacher in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Elementary Teacher in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Anchorage School District full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Really good salary and benefits! I loved the principal I had and the staff I worked with.

    Cons

    There is more stress on teachers with the new curriculums, larger class sizes, and increase in responsibilities with the budget cuts.

    Advice to Management

    Teachers need more support with behavior kids. It usually takes a year or so to get any kind of support and it is disrupting the learning of the other kids in the classroom.


  10. "Working at ASD is a good experience."

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Teacher in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Anchorage School District full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working in Anchorage allows you to experience city convenience while being close to the wild nature of Alaska. Anchorage school district is a relatively large district with large district resources.

    Cons

    With the large nature of the district sometimes is is difficult to work with bureaucracy. There have been changes lately in high level administration which has been difficult for some.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the importance of employee buy-in.


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