Teachers & certificated employees

Lake Washington School District

Lake Washington School District is a remarkable community for teaching and learning. LWSD is the second-largest school district in Washington State and is known for award-winning schools, innovative educational programs and comprehensive supports for educators. Click below to learn more about LWSD: 

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Teacher Seth Abero

Strong salaries, benefits and professional support help educators in LWSD thrive

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Hiring timelines

  • Certificated staff are hired throughout the year. The largest volume of hiring for the following school year occurs between April and June, then again in August. 


  • Certificated roles are those that require the employee to hold a Washington State Teaching Certificate, Educational Staff Associate Certificate, or Career and Technical Education Certificate once the position begins. For more information about applying for certification, please see the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction website.

General job postings

  • LWSD is a large district and uses general postings such as “High School English Teacher 2020-21” to streamline the hiring process for applicants and schools. Applying to the relevant general posting(s) will allow all schools in the district to see your application and qualify interested applicants; however, you will still need to apply to specific position postings, based on your interest. We may reach out to applicants in the general posting applicant pool about specific opportunities and ask that they apply.


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School house


schools serve students in Kirkland, Redmond and Sammamish.

Students and teacher


students, making LWSD the second-largest district in Washington.

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on-time graduation.



parents, students and community members who volunteer at LWSD in 2023-24.



School construction projects underway.