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.

Please visit the link below to browse current job listings and apply for positions. Prior to applying online for a position with WPS, you will need an email address.

Click here to view our Current Job Opportunities.

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.

Required to have completed one of the following requirement: Either (1) documentation to support an Associate’s Degree or transcripts to verify they have earned 72 quarter credits or 48 semester credits at the 100 level or higher at an accredited college or university, or (2) ETS ParaPro Assessment with a passing score of 455 (this can be taken at ESD 112 or at Lower Columbia College), (3) The Master Teacher Inc. Paraeducator Online Training Program: 65% or (4) Completed a Paraeducator 2 Apprenticeship Program.  

Certificated Substitutes: The current rate of pay for certified substitutes is $209 per day or $125 for a half-day. Certificated subs who complete 25 full workdays in day-to-day or short-term substitute assignments  (two half days equal one full day) during the first semester will receive an increased rate of $229 per full day and $135 per half day in the second 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 $20.25/hr for Paraprofessional substitutes, $21.09/hr for Diverse Support Paraprofessional (DSP) substitutes, $19.12/hr for Food Service substitutes, $22.45/hr for Custodial substitutes and $20.40/hr for Secretary substitutes. Successful candidates will be required to submit to an employee-paid background check.

All new employees and substitutes are required to complete the following SafeSchool (Vector Solutions) trainings before working*:

  1. What Every Employee Must Be Told
  2. 2023-2024 Employee Handbook
  3. Bloodborne Pathogens
  4. Health Overview
  5. Choking and the Heimlich Maneuver
  6. McKinney-Vento Training
  7. Opioid Overdose Response
  8. Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
  9. Bullying Recognition and Response
  10. General Ethics in the Workplace
  11. Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting
  12. HIV/AIDS Awareness

* If these trainings have already been completed for another school district, completion certificates dated after August 1, 2023, will be accepted.

Vector Training (Safe Schools)
Skyward Employee Access

Nondiscrimination Statement

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