Mike Town, one of Tesla STEM High School’s founding teachers, is a recipient of the Patsy Collins Award for Excellence in Education, Environment, and Community.
Would you like to complete your student teaching in Lake Washington School District (LWSD)? We look forward to working with you as you begin your teaching career. At LWSD, we make sure student teachers work with quality Cooperating Teachers. We also provide technology support and a Student Teaching Orientation. At the orientation, student teachers also meet members of the Human Resources department.
A university placement coordinator must make your student teaching placement request. To begin the process, ask your coordinator to contact Kristi Bryant, LWSD Professional Learning Department.
September experiences, practicums, job shadowing, and observations
Do you want to complete some university program requirements in LWSD? While student teacher placements need to go through the Professional Learning Department, other activities do not. Informal observations, shadowing, practicums, and experiences that take place before student teaching, such as September Experiences, can be arranged at the schools. Contact school principals directly to request these types of experiences.
For September Experiences and practicums, you will need to fill out the LWSD volunteer application. All volunteers must apply and be approved before they can begin their service. Volunteer approval is not required for observations or job shadowing for a limited time.