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Redmond, Wash. – At a live event on the evening of Wednesday, January 6, Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Superintendent, Dr. Jon Holmen, announced Pathway Forward, LWSD’s plan to return students to in-person learning for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

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    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.

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    Starting you on your career path

    Student teacher

    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 
    • 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.

    Alternative Routes programs

    Current LWSD employees interested in becoming a teacher or seeking additional information about alternative routes to certification programs may contact Sam Yuhan.

    Intern substitute certificates and substitute teaching

    Other types of placements

    For job shadows, observation, practicum or school counseling placements please:

    Student Teacher Events

    Helpful resources

    Contact Us

    For information related to the following topics, contact the person(s) indicated or send an email to: pathways@lwsd.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