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!

Clerical Advance Dates:

Tuesday, July 22, 7:55-11:55am session only -
Secondary Clerical Staff

Wednesday, July 30, 7:55-11:55am & 12:55-4:55pm sessions -
Elementary & Departmental Clerical Staff

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


Upcoming PSP Workshops:

The next PSP deadline is September 15, 2014. Please check back later this summer for new PSP workshop dates.

In order to attend any workshop, you must register at 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: 

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 2013-2015 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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