Would you wear a watch and slippers made from carbon dioxide emissions? Or brush your teeth using toothpaste made from CO₂? Before the pandemic, students at Evergreen Middle School were learning about real products that capture and store carbon dioxide that would otherwise go into the atmosphere.
Teachers are the single greatest school-based factor in student learning and achievement. At Lake Washington School District, we are committed to providing our student teachers with a robust, enriching experience. The Pathways program was designed to ensure that student teachers completing the teaching practicum receive high quality classroom and school experiences, career readiness resources, and professional development opportunities to ensure that all interns feel included and supported during their placement in LWSD.
Pathways is led by the LWSD Human Resources Recruiting team. We are here to help you transition from student to Educator! Here are a few resources we provide to LWSD student teachers.
- Engagement events
- Networking events covering wide range of topics
- You can find information about upcoming career events here.
- Career readiness workshops & resources
- Covers topics such as resumes, cover letters, and interview techniques
- Helpful templates and mock interviews
- Application support
- Online one-on-one support session with the district’s application specialist
- Appointments are available Monday through Friday, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. To sign up, please contact Kathy McRae.
Current LWSD employees interested in becoming a teacher or seeking additional information about alternative routes to certification programs may contact Sam Yuhan.
For information related to the following topics, contact the person(s) indicated or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online student teacher placement request: Kathy McRae
Information about your placement: Mandy Verhaar
Job shadows, observations, practicums and all counseling placements: Chris Robison
Certifications and/or endorsements: Nancy Teteak
Becoming an intern substitute for your cooperating teacher: Bill Rosen
University coordinators with questions: Camille Alexander
Alternative Routes programs: Sam Yuhan
Technology issues: Debbie Lee