A BIT ABOUT US
Strength in Numbers
In 1967, several ASD school secretaries got together to form an association to improve educational opportunities and working conditions for the educational and instructional support personnel of ASD. These early TOTEM pioneers had great foresight in what an organized membership could accomplish. Today, TOTEM Association continues this tradition by representing and conducting collective bargaining for over 1300 administrative and instructional ASD support personnel. Through Membership meetings and committee participation, TOTEM strives to meet the needs of its members.
In 2004, TOTEM Association affiliated with Alaska Public Employee’s Association (APEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). This affiliation brought strength in numbers and many additional resources and benefits to TOTEM and its members.
TOTEM firmly believes that our members are a vital part of the Anchorage School District’s educational team and welcomes you as a new member.
TOTEM'S GOAL IS TO PROMOTE:
Professional growth and recognition of educational support personnel as professional members of the educational team.
Commitment to position, profession and community.
Economic and professional welfare of the membership through the collective bargaining process.
TOTEM MEMBERS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR:
PSP and CAP Certification
Continuing Education Scholarships
Scholarships for dependent children of TOTEM Members
Voting rights at Membership Meetings
Service as a Board Member or Employee Representative
Additional benefits through AFT