TOTEM Association of Educational Support Personnel, Inc.



What is TOTEM?

TOTEM's Affiliation with APEA/AFT

TOTEM's Goals

TOTEM Membership

Information about the PSP Program

Recognition for Professional Certificates PSP/CAP/ETS Parapro Test/48 Credits

TOTEM Scholarship Information

Sick Leave & Catastrophic Leave

Revised 11/9/2010

Alaska State Standards for Paraprofessionals

Student Teaching Procedures for TOTEM Members

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TOTEM Updates

Happy New Year from TOTEM!

Important Information for TOTEM Members regarding contract ratification

By now, all TOTEM members should have received a copy of the tentative 2015-2018 TOTEM Collective Bargaining Agreement through their ASD email, as well as a copy of the explaination of changes made during collective bargaining with the District.

The contract ratification vote will take place online. You will soon receive a letter through the US Mail with a unique login and password. Please make sure you log on and make your voice heard!

If you have any questions about the TOTEM contract, please feel free to contact the TOTEM Office by email or phone.

Important Dates

New Member Orientation Dates:

New Member Orientations are held at the TOTEM Office and will give you the opportunity to learn more about TOTEM Association and how they work for you. All members are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, January 13, 5:30 pm
Tuesday, March 24, 5:30 pm
Tuesday, May 12, 5:30 pm


Upcoming PSP Workshops

The workshops are finished for the January 15, 2015 deadline. Please check back after the new year for PSP workshops for the May 15, 2015, deadline.

In order to attend any workshop, you must register on My Learning Plan. All workshops will be held at the TOTEM Office, 3310 Arctic Blvd, Suite 200.  For more information on the PSP, click here.


 Other Important TOTEM Information: 

Beginning & End Dates for the 14/15 School Year:

       Months                   14/15 Start          End    

           9                          8/14/14           5/22/15       

        9.75                        8/11/14           6/05/15

        10 (Non-Elementary)        7/21/14           6/01/15

        10 (Elementary)             7/24/14           6/04/15

        10.5                        7/16/14           6/01/15

         11                          7/09/14           6/09/15

Important changes regarding the ETS ParaPro Assessment test:

The new ETS ParaPro Assessment Test has replaced the HELP test for paraprofessionals who need to be recertified. As of the 2014/2015 school year, individuals who wish to take the ETS Test can do so anytime Monday thru Friday between 9 am & 3 pm at UAA's Advising & Testing Center, 3901 Old Seward Highway, Room 112.

For more information & for answers to frequently answered questions regarding the testing process, please visit, UAA's website:

For further information regarding the Paraprofessional Resources available, log on to ASD’s website:




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