TOTEM Association OF Educational Support Personnel, Inc., APEA/AFT




What is TOTEM Association?

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.