What is Alaska Teacher Placement?
ATP was established in 1978 as a partnership between school
districts, and the University of Alaska to serve as a
statewide education job clearinghouse for Alaska. For over
35 years ATP has matched teachers and administrators seeking
positions with the districts who need them. Over this time
ATP has successfully evolved to become the primary
recruiting service center for teachers and school
administrators in Alaska.
With support from virtually all of the state's school
districts, the Alaska Department of Education and Early
Development (EED), and the University of Alaska Statewide,
ATP has adapted so it can continue to serve educators and
school districts for years to come.
Alaska Teacher Placement provides a wide range of services
to job candidates for teaching and school administration
jobs. ATP responds to thousands of inquiries annually
regarding teaching in Alaska. We serve as the official
liaison between educators seeking employment and the schools
and districts seeking educators.
ATP provides a wide range of services to support educators
seeking a teaching or school administration job in Alaska.
ATP responds to thousands of inquiries annually regarding
teaching, living, and working in Alaska's schools. We serve
as the official liaison between educators seeking employment
and the schools and districts seeking to hire educators.
- ATP Applitrack System: Job listings from virtually all of
Alaska's education-related employers in for K-12 positions
- Alaska Teacher Placement Job Fairs: Both live and
virtual events to introduce teacher and administrator
candidates to the districts that need them!
- ATP Forum: An open forum for discussing all things
related to teaching, living and moving to Alaska…come join
in the conversation.
The mission of the Alaska Teacher Placement program is to
provide leadership in identifying, attracting, and placing
highly qualified educators for our state. We work
collaboratively with Alaska school districts, university
leaders, and other educational entities to promote the
teaching profession in Alaska.
Related Statewide Programs
Alaska Teacher Placement staff members work in conjunction with a number of
special program grants that help teachers, administrators,
as well as those who want to become educators.
Alaska Statewide Mentor Program
Vision: Every student in Alaska has the benefit of a
Great teachers help our children to learn, grow, and thrive. They
make learning exciting and tap into the knowledge, skills, and
resources of local communities to help students achieve both
personal and academic success.
Mission: Give new teachers the support they need to
The Alaska Statewide Mentor Project exists to lift up and support
the profession of teaching in Alaska. The project provides
individualized support to first- and second-year teachers,
developing an effective teaching force that is responsive to the
diverse academic needs and cultural backgrounds of all students.
The project goals include:
- Improved teacher retention
- Enhanced quality of instruction
- Improved student achievement
Future Educators of Alaska
ATP recognizes the importance of growing our own teachers and
fostering the development of Indigenous educators. FEA is a
statewide collaborative effort to inspire and support Alaska
Native K-12 students to go into the education profession.
The fostering of prospective Alaska Native teachers and
administrators involves a partnership among teachers, communities,
school districts, University of Alaska campuses and more. Funded
by the Department of Education since 2003, FEA has worked with
eighteen partner and affiliate school districts and schools to
establish over 50 FEA clubs across Alaska. Most recently, our
program name has changed from Future Teachers of Alaska to Future
Educators of Alaska to be more encompassing to the many careers in
Who does FEA benefit?
- Students! - FEA provides Alaska Native K-12 students
the opportunity to explore what a career in education might be
like and to meet other students also interested in education.
- Teachers! - FEA offers teachers the opportunity to
become an advisor and to share their joy of the profession by
encouraging Native K-12 students in becoming educators.
- Communities! - FEA helps communities “grow their own
educators” by nurturing prospective Alaska Native teachers at
the local level.
- Colleges! - FEA supports career development for Alaska
Native college students and acts as a bridge for high school
students who plan to enter college.
We encourage you to use the links below to find the right
person to talk to, but don't forget that our ATP
iCommunity has news and information about upcoming ATP
The best place to find answers to common questions is our ATP Forum. Don't be shy! This area is
fully searchable, and contains a wealth of information
contributed by current and former educators. There are
literally thousands of questions and answers in the ATP
ATP Staff Profiles
Toni McFadden: Alaska Teacher Placement Manager
Toni McFadden was appointed the
manager of the Alaska Teacher Placement Office in the
fall of 2013. Formerly with the Fairbanks North
Star Borough School District, Toni served as a teacher
for 17 years, and elementary school principal for 8
years, and the Response to Instruction/Intervention
Coordinator for 3 years. Toni brings her knowledge of
the Alaskan education system, her organizational skills,
and outgoing nature to the ATP office.
Toni holds a B.S. in Elementary Education, a M.Ed. in
Language and Literacy and a Public Schools
Administration Certification from the University of
Anjali Patil: Special Projects Coordinator
Anjali serves as the Special Project Coordinator and
provides fiscal support for the Alaska Teacher Placement
(ATP) program. She organizes and provides support for the
job fairs in Alaska, Seattle, Portland and Minneapolis. A
mother of two, Anjali brings 3 years of high school teaching
and mentoring experience from India, where she taught high
school classes and over 14 years of banking experience with
three different financial institutions, the National Bank of
Alaska, Denali State Bank, and the Wells Fargo, all in
Fairbanks. Before joining the University of Alaska K-12
Outreach in 2011, she was Assistant Branch manager at the
Wells Fargo College branch. Her customer service skills and
banking experience have been great assets for the Alaska
Teacher Placement program.
A staunch supporter of the University of Alaska Fairbanks
(UAF), she is a life time member of UAF Alumni Association,
a supporter of American Heart Association, and the Fairbanks
Anjali holds a B.S. in commerce with emphasis in economics
and accounting from the University of Mumbai, India and M.S.
in Science Management from the University of Alaska
Trish Johnston: Project Specialist/Training
& Events Manager, UA K-12 Outreach
Trish Johnston is Project
Specialist/Training & Events
Manager, UA K-12 Outreach.
Trish started with K-12 Outreach as an
Assistant in June of 2010 and transitioned into the Alaska
Project Event Coordinator position in October of 2010. As the Event
Coordinator, Trish is the
detail-oriented logistics person for ASMP. She organizes all aspects of the
mentor academies from
making housing arrangements to ordering supplies to
planning daily menus and
coordinating team-building events. At ATP Job Fair
time, Trish “changes
Hats” and assists with Job Fair logistics. Trish earned her Bachelor of Arts
degree in Journalism and
Mass Communication from Iowa State University in Ames,
Iowa in 1981, and has
worked in various positions in Fairbanks area writing and
editing grant proposals, composing business
correspondence, and most recently,
coordinating all types of mentor teacher training events.