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Juanita Elementary Affirmation Mirror

Strong kids begin with strong minds. That's why Jordan McClellion at Juanita Elementary is nurturing her students to see the best in themselves through the "affirmation mirror" station.

Redmond, Wash. - Lake Washington School District is planning three ballot measures for the February 8, 2022 election. The measures are a replacement of the existing Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) levy, a replacement of the existing School Technology and Capital Levy, and a Building Excellence Capital levy. A recommendation was presented to the Board of Directors on October 4, and they formally approved the levies at their October 18 board meeting.

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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
      • 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 McRae.

    Alternative Routes programs

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

    Intern substitute certificates and substitute teaching

    Other types of placements

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

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    Contact Us

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

    Student Teacher and Alternative Routes Program Director: Matthew Gerard

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

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

    Certifications and/or endorsements: Neelim Randhawa

    Becoming an intern substitute for your cooperating teacher: Sam Yuhan

    Technology issues: Debbie Lee