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As a TOTEM Member, the following resources are designed for you.



The TOTEM Board and Employee Representatives are now training TOTEM Members in First Aid during the school year at the TOTEM Office. In order to attend, you must sign up on Due to COVID, we are currently learning about the new protocols necessary for safe trainings. Currently, we are offering a few full day courses and one recertification class. All classes will be at the TOTEM Office with social distancing and required masks. Check out the calendar and sign up on MLP.



As a new TOTEM employee and an Anchorage School District employee, our goal to be sure that you understand the rights and benefits to being part of this union and the District.

Please come by and talk with some of our Board members to learn more at our new employee orientation. You will have an opportunity to get your questions answered and we can provide you with further information on anything that you find in your new member packet. The dates for the 2022/2023 New Employee Orientations have been scheduled via Zoom and can be found on the calendar. If you would like to participate, please email the TOTEM Office for a link.

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Mentoring is defined as a relationship, which has mutual benefits for all parties involved, and is used to help a new to position employee achieve their goal of being successful by receiving assistance & guidance from a more experienced peer.  Mentors serve as a positive role model, promote positive reinforcement and are a resource for the new to position employee.

TOTEM mentors must be members in good standing of TOTEM Association.  Members who are granted mentor status will receive an additional 2% above their base salary rate.

TOTEM currently has mentors available for the following job positions:

Administrative Assistant, Elementary

School Secretary, Elementary

Administrative Assistant, Middle School

Middle School Registrar

Admin Assistant Financial Procurement

Administrative Activities Assistant

School Secretary, High School

Senior High Registrar

Administrative Assistant, Non-School Based

English Language Learner Tutor

IEP Clerical Support Clerk

Special Ed TA, Special Programs, Elementary

Please call the TOTEM office at 562.1183 to request a Mentor.



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