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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.

Starting you on your career path

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
    • One-on-one support session with the Student Teacher Coordinator
    • Appointments are available Monday through Friday, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. To sign up, please contact Kathy Lowe.

Read about how LWSD leadership honored student teachers at the Student Teacher Career Night.

Alternative Routes programs

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

Intern substitute certificates and substitute teaching

Other types of placements

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

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Helpful resources

Contact Us

Student Teacher and Alternative Routes Program Coordinator: Kathy Lowe

Online placement application and questions about status of placement: Kathy Lowe

Job shadows, observations, practicums and all counseling placements: Chris Robison

Certifications and/or endorsements: Zakiya Cita

Becoming an intern substitute for your cooperating teacher: Tina Ayer, Substitute Coordinator.

Technology issues: Debbie Lee