This morning I signed a contract to teach high school math and social studies in the small, rural, Alaskan village of Shaktoolik. (See Google Maps: http://tinyurl.com/3el6f5 to figure out where this is.) I start on August 6th.
It’s is a dry (!!!), fly-in only village on Norton Sound with a population of about 250 people. Approximately 50 of those people are enrolled in the school with a high school population of 24. From what I understand I’ll be one of 3 high school teachers, the only single one with another 3 teachers doing elementary and special education.
Yes, there is plumbing, no I won’t be living in an igloo. I’m signing a contract for a year which will be extended next spring if both parties approve.
Before you ask, yes, they do pay very well and it will be an incredible adventure. If you’re interested in following along, bookmark the following sites and start checking them come August:
I’ll post more details as I get them.