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Public School Opportunities with the Lower Yukon School District

What if you had the chance to experience a place and culture that is quite different from what you’re used to – without ever leaving the United States? We are working with a public school district in Western Alaska, where you’ll have the opportunity to make a big difference in small coastal Native American communities in the nation’s second largest wildlife refuge. You’ll live surrounded by Alaska’s natural beauty and a lifestyle that’s unlike anything found in the Continental United States. This is a government public school job and you’ll be working for the local school district. The pay is above average, with a salary range of USD $51,000-$80,000 and annual pay increases. They will also subsidize your housing and airfare. The schools here are looking to hire U.S. state certified teachers for a number of immediate openings. Out-of-state certification is accepted for this opening, with a straightforward license transfer process. The district here is well-funded and the small schools are really well supplied. There are several openings for both elementary teachers and middle/high school teachers. Subjects and grade levels vary by school location and include Elementary Teachers, Math Teachers, Social Studies, Science Teachers, Special Education and Guidance Counsellors. Interest in these jobs is usually high with each year’s new intake, so if you’re interested please apply soon with your resume at the bottom of this page. The one year contract is a great opportunity to make a change, teach in a totally new setting, and save money – and you’re also encouraged to stay on longer and make Alaska your home. We have sent a number of teachers to this school district over the years and they all recommend it as a great place to teach.


  • A competitive salary of USD $51,000-$80,000
  • Pay increases gained with each year of seniority
  • The school district will help you find housing and subsidize it
  • A unique chance to help small coastal communities make sure their children receive a quality education without having to leave their home towns for schools in larger regional centres