Why Lake Washington School District?
There are many reasons why Lake Washington School District is a great place to work. Here are just the top seven reasons, especially for teachers:
Comprehensive resources and support to help teachers succeed, learn, and grow
Comprehensive resources and support to help students succeed, learn, and grow
Growing and increasingly diverse communities
High performing schools
Strong community support
Great learning / working / living environments
Lake Washington School District is a remarkable community for learning. Our community is the home of many international high-tech companies like Microsoft, Google, and Nintendo, which place an increased value on learning. Parents in our community believe in the power of education. Motivated students learn to gather and interpret information as teachers coach and guide them. Likewise, LWSD has an excellent support system in place for teachers, to assist and enhance their own learning and growth throughout their teaching career. Our high tech learning community provides well-connected classrooms and well-supported students and teachers. Learn more about why you may want to join our tradition of excellence.
Current Job Listings
All current job openings are listed here.
Administrative jobs – Certificated (school building administrators or central office directors and associate directors) or Classified (central office directors and associate directors). Candidates must use an ADMINISTRATIVE application to apply for these jobs.
Certificated jobs – Contracted or substitute educator positions are positions that require one of the following: Washington State teaching certificate; Educational Staff Associate certificate (ESA); or Career and Technical Education certificate (CTE). Candidates must use a CERTIFICATED application to apply for these jobs.
Washington State teaching certificates, Educational Staff Associate Certificates (ESA), and Career and Technical Education certificates (CTE) areissued by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). Go to the OSPI website's certification page for complete information. Please be aware that the process for obtaining these certificates can take up to two to three months. Planning ahead is advised.
Classified jobs – Regular and substitute school and district support positions, including athletic coaches, bus drivers, custodians, grounds, instructional assistants, maintenance, office support, paraeducators, professional technical staff, and student and non-student hourly positions. Candidates must use a CLASSIFIED application to apply for these jobs.
We strongly encourage you to consider applying for substitute employment (classified or certificated) even if you desire permanent placement. Substitutes have the unique opportunity to become better acquainted with our district and each school location as well as various employment opportunities. Many of our substitutes are hired for permanent employment because staff, principals, and supervisors get to know their skills and abilities on a first-hand basis. Our application process allows you to apply for both permanent and substitute positions at the same time.
If you are interested in becoming a substitute, please complete our application form and apply to the appropriate substitute general posting. Completed applications will be reviewed. (Confidential reference forms must be returned for an application to be considered complete.) After completed applications are reviewed, selected candidates will be contacted by the Substitute Coordinator advising them of next steps.
We only accept online applications. It’s easy to apply. The application instructions explain the process.
Hiring and developing great staff is a priority. All completed applicants will be carefully reviewed to determine best fit for the district. Selected candidates will be invited for one or more interviews. Applications are considered complete when all required data is entered and all required confidential reference feedback forms have been returned. If additional documents are required for a position it will be noted in the posting. When you have completed your application, be sure to apply to specific job postings or general postings.
Some email filters will send electronic correspondence from our application system to SPAM or junk folders. Periodically check your SPAM or junk folders to ensure you haven’t missed any correspondence.
- Certificated application and hiring process questions, contact Nancy Teteak, firstname.lastname@example.org, (425) 936-1264
- Classified application and hiring process questions, contact Mandy Allen, email@example.com, (425) 936-1248
- All substitute employment questions, contact Tina Ayer, firstname.lastname@example.org, (425) 936-1218