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Lake Washington School District supports learning and growth, uses current technology, and enjoys tremendous community support. Submit your online job application today!
Why Lake Washington School District?
  • Community support
  • Student-centered
  • Professional development
  • Technology
  • Tradition of excellence

Lake Washington School District is a remarkable community for learning. Our community, home to many high-tech companies, values learning. Parents believe in the power of education. Motivated students learn to gather and interpret information as teachers coach and guide them. Our district has created a unique community of learners, supporting teachers in their own learning and growth. Our high tech learning community provides well-connected classrooms. Learn more about why you may want to join our tradition of excellence.

Current Job Listings
All current job openings are listed

Administrative jobsCertificated (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) are issued 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.

To meet the Federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requirement, teachers providing instruction in the core academic subjects must be "highly qualified."

Classified jobsRegular 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.

Paraeducator and Instructional Assistant positions
Paraeducators and instructional assistants are required to be “highly qualified.”  Paraeducators and instructional assistant applicants are considered highly qualified by meeting one of the following three criteria:

  • Hold an Associate of Arts degree (AA) or higher, or 
  • Completed two years of college level coursework (100 level courses or higher) in  the form of 72 college quarter credit hours, or 48 semester credits, or
  • Passed an Educational Testing Service (ETS) ParaPro Assessment documenting a score of 461 or higher. 

For information on the ETS ParaPro Assessment, go to the Paraeducator Program web page for the Puget Sound Educational Service District.  

Substitute Employment
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.

Apply Online
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. 

Questions about regular employment or the on-line application process? Contact Nancy Teteak,, (425) 936-1264.

Questions about the substitute employment process? Contact Tina Ayer,

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