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Complete an application AND send a cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references to employment@pacificnorthern.org


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About PNA
Pacific Northern Academy serves approximately 120 students in Preschool through Eighth Grade. We are a project-based independent private school located in south Anchorage, Alaska, valuing 21st-century learning principles and advanced, whole-child education. PNA’s program also emphasizes visual arts, performing arts, foreign language, and community service.
Early Childhood Education Teacher (New)

Pacific Northern Academy is seeking a Preschool Lead Teacher for the 3 and 4-5 year-old class. 


Duties include:

  • Designing and implementing a developmentally-appropriate curriculum

  • Supporting the social and emotional development of children

  • Helping children build independence with personal care skills

  • Supervising and mentoring teacher assistants

  • Maintaining positive and professional relationships with children, parents, and colleagues. 


Minimum Qualifications:

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, child development, or a related field. 

This is a full-time, salaried, benefit-eligible position. The position begins on March 8, 2021. Salary DOE.

Please send a cover letter, a resume, and three recommendations to employment@pacificnorthern.org. Applications will be accepted until filled.


Do you look at a curriculum guide lesson plan and think - I can do better than that? Do you think a hands-on learning experience eclipses a slideshow or a textbook assignment any day? Do you envision a classroom where projects drive the learning? Do you want to shape tomorrow’s leaders by having the opportunity to play a role in determining the school’s climate and collaborate with colleagues to decide what and how you will teach?


If so, we have the perfect position for you!


Pacific Northern Academy is seeking several talented, compassionate, and creative teachers who view themselves as lesson designers and lifelong learners with a love and enthusiasm for learning.

Duties Include:

  • Designing and implementing developmentally-appropriate curriculum and projects,

  • Supporting the social and emotional development of the children,

  • Helping children build independence,

  • Maintaining a positive and professional relationship with students, parents, and colleagues.


Minimum Qualifications:

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in a related field such as early childhood education, elementary education, or child development.


Prior experience is preferred.

Enrichment Instructors 

Are you an artist, inventor, coach, or tech-savvy person who loves teaching kids? Then we are looking for you. PNA is seeking individuals or organizations to provide enrichment classes for students after school, on weekends, and during school breaks. As a PNA Enrichment Program Instructor are responsible for organizing and facilitating classes focused on your contracted activity. Preparation time may be necessary outside of the course time. You are expected to facilitate snacks and carry out courses as scheduled. For more information or if interested, send a course proposal, resume, and at least three professional references to the Enrichment Director at rbookman@pacificnorthern.org.


Substitute Teachers 

PNA is currently seeking on-call substitute teachers for the 2020-21 school year. Qualified applicants will have a bachelor's degree and prior teaching experience as a primary classroom teacher. To apply for the openings, please send a resume and at least three professional references to employment@pacificnorthern.org.

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Extended Day Program: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm

Front Office 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Contact information


2511 Sentry Drive, Suite 100

Anchorage, Alaska 99507

Tel: (907) 333-1080 Fax: (907) 333-1652


Pacific northerN academy is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization
tax id: 92-0145501