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

Welcome to the 2014/2015 School Year!


Important Dates for TOTEM Members

New Member Orientation Dates:

New Member Orientions 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, September 16, 5:30 pm
Tuesday, November 11, 5:30 pm
Tuesday, January 13, 5:30 pm
Tuesday, March 24, 5:30 pm
Tuesday, May 12, 5:30 pm


Upcoming PSP Workshops

Workshops for January 15, 2015 Deadline:

"Getting Started" for New Applicants
Thursday, October 2, 6 pm
Saturday, October 25, 11 am

Getting Started for Re-Certification
Saturday, October 25, 10 am

Paperwork Assistance for All Applicants
Thursday, November 13, 6 pm

Paperwork Finalization for All Applicants
Thursday, December 6, 6 pm

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           6/19/15

Officer Election Results

Thank you to all who voted in TOTEM's Officer Election using our new electronic voting system. Incumbent Sandy Thompson was re-elected to the TOTEM Board for the 2014-2016 term.

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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