Thank you for your interest in Woodland Public Schools. We believe that one of our greatest assets is our people. We also believe that every one of our staff share the opportunity to help children learn and grow.

Our business is education, and we recruit and help develop the full capacity of a talented, motivated, and diverse workforce, to educate and provide support for all students of Woodland Public Schools.

If you have questions about a career in Woodland Public Schools or the application process please email Vicky Barnes at, or call 360-841-2702.

See current job opportunities at the bottom of this page.

What is a Paraeducator?

Paraeducator is defined as a school employee who works under the supervision of teachers or other professional practitioners.

Some Paraeducator duties are instructional in nature and provide direct services to students. This could include providing instructional support in a classroom, in small groups, or to individuals. The job titles used to identify these employees may include, among others: paraprofessionals, teacher aides or assistants, educational assistants, instructional assistants, or one on one aides.

Some Paraeducator duties are supervisory in nature. The job titles used to identify these employees may include, among others: recess aide or lunch supervision.

Paraeducators must meet the minimum hiring requirement of either (1) documentation to support an Associate’s Degree or transcripts to verify the comparable equivalence (i.e. 72 college quarter credits or 48 semester credits from an accredited university, college, community college, or business school), or (2) ETS ParaPro Assessment with a passing score of 461. The ETS Parapro Assessment test can be taken at ESD 112 or Lower Columbia College. There are study guides to prepare for the test.


Certificated Substitutes: The current rate of pay for certified substitutes is $200 per day or $120 for a half-day. Certificated subs who complete 25 full workdays (two half days equal one full day) during a semester will receive an increased rate of $220 per full day and $130 per half day in the next semester. Certificated subs who travel to Yale Elementary will receive an additional $20 travel bonus per day.

Classified Substitutes: The current rate of pay is $19.39/hr for Paraprofessional substitutes, $20.19/hr for Diverse Support Paraprofessional (DSP) substitutes, $18.31/hr for Food Service substitutes, $21.49/hr for Custodial substitutes and $19.58/hr for Secretary substitutes. Successful candidates will be required to submit to an employee-paid background check.

Link to FMLA Poster

Woodland Public School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

  • Vicky Barnes, Title IX Officer, Civil Right Coordinator, and Affirmative Action Officer, 800 Second St. Woodland, WA 98674,, (360) 841-2702
  • Jake Hall, 504 Coordinator, 800 Second St. Woodland, WA 98674,, (360) 841-2720

You can report discrimination and discriminatory harassment to any school staff member or to the district's Civil Rights Coordinator, listed above. You also have the right to file a complaint. For a copy of your district’s nondiscrimination policy and procedure, contact your school or district office or view it online at You can also make a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 206-607-1600 ǀ TDD: 1-800-877-8339 ǀ ǀ