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Teach at WESD!

Teachers at Washington Elementary School District are more than just great educators. We have a passion for serving children and impacting our community at large.

  • WESD believes in the potential of every young student.
  • WESD teaches children from varying backgrounds.
  • WESD uses data and sets goals to drive instruction.
  • WESD is open to trying new research strategies.


  • Employee wellness program
  • Professional development
  • Employee assistance program
  • Free Health Care
  • Discounted Dual Spouse Health Care
  • Discounted Daycare
  • After School Stipends
  • Student Loan Forgiveness
  • Free Paraprofessional Assessments
  • Up to 22 Paid Holidays
  • Employer-Matched State Retirement Contributions
  • Free Microsoft Office Package

Why You Should Teach in WESD

New Teacher Induction Program

WESD provides support for teachers new to the profession. Learn More
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Teacher Support & Leadership Opportunities

WESD offers a variety of support to all teachers new and those with teaching experience. Learn More
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Professional Development

WESD offers a plethora of professional development opportunities throughout the year. Teachers use the professional development for growth and for certification renewal. Learn More
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Alternative Pathways to Teaching

WESD accepts traditional and alternative pathways to teaching. Learn More
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Salary Information & Loan Forgiveness

WESD offers competitive wages, opportunities to earn extra income and we provide assistance with Loan Forgiveness. Learn More
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School & District Instructional Specialist

WESD provides additional support to teachers with our School Instructional Specialists and District Instructional Specialists. Learn More
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Leadership and Growth Opportunities

Impacting the students you serve is an incredible benefit of teaching at WESD, and that’s not all we have to offer. You will also enjoy benefits to improve instruction and advance your career. Share new objectives during two hours of professional development time every Wednesday, or discuss lesson plans at weekly meetings with other teachers in the District. If you would like to grow into a leadership role, we also offer the following opportunities:

  • Teacher Leader
  • Cadre Leader
  • After-school Coordinator
  • Summer Coordinator
  • Student Service Specialist
  • School-based Instructional Coach
  • District-based Program Coach
  • District Instructional Coach
  • Assistant Principal
  • Principal

Special Education Teachers

WESD offers a variety of special education programs to meet the needs of our students.

Self-Contained Classrooms
  • Cross-Categorical Kinder - 8 Grades
  • Cross-Categorical Academics (Higher Functioning)
  • Cross-Categorical Autism
  • Cross-Categorical Behavior
  • Cross-Categorical Functional (Lower functioning)
  • Cross-Categorical Kindergarten
  • Special Needs Preschool
  • Self-Contained Pull-out Kinder - 8 Grades
  • Push-in programs Kinder - 8 Grades
Teacher Support
  • Instructional Coach at every school
  • Free IEP Compliance CPI and Curriculum
  • Behavior Programs have a dedicated Special Education Coach
  • District Special Education Program Coach assigned to schools
Competitive Pay
  • WESD offers up to 20 years of teaching experience on the salary schedule
  • Performance pay

Substitute Teaching

Guest teachers play an important role in the classroom, providing an outstanding education experience that supports the District's mission of student achievement, preparing all students to become responsible, successful contributors to our diverse society. If you hold a substitute or standard teaching certificate and are interested in joining our team of substitute teachers, please apply online.

  • Substitutes determine their own work schedule
  • Automated absence management system
  • Substitutes determine which schools, grades, and subjects they prefer
  • Great opportunity to establish rapport school administration
  • Many substitutes are hired into permanent teaching positions
  • Daily rates starting at $100 per day
  • Short or long-term opportunities

Contact Us

Have questions? Contact our friendly HR Representative.

Lydia Garcia lydia.garcia@wesdschools.org (602) 347-2622

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