New Educator Support Team (NEST)

Connect with new educators and find your community in NEST!

NEST is a community of new educators in Alaska working together to support one another, improve their professional practice, and grow as educators. NEST members work across the state and within their own communities to build relationships, share ideas, and collaborate on important issues.

We know the first few years as an educator are often the toughest. NEST brings together fun social events, professional development opportunities, mentoring, and easy ways to get involved in the issues that you care about.

Fill out the New Ed Form to get involved in NEST:

New Ed Form

Resources for New Teachers

Feeling like a newbie? You’re not alone. Here are a few resources to help you make the transition easier.

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BetterLesson’s PersonalizedPD matches new and/or young educators with a coach who has years of experience in your subject area to participate in a one-on-one mentoring. Together, you will prioritize your most pressing classroom challenges and create an individualized learning plan to equip you with teaching strategies and methods that work best for you.

Teaching challenges, student growth areas and strategies include (but are not limited to):

Sign Up for PersonalizedPD

Join NEST!

If you’re interested in becoming a part of NEST and want more information, fill out this form and a current NEST member will reach out to you soon:

Sign Up


Join the conversation!

Connect with other educators from around the state and nation on issues you care about.

Here are a few edCommunities groups you might be interested in:

Something else you want to talk about? Start your own group.