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Why North Thurston Public Schools?

Want to make a DIFFERENCE in the lives of children? Are you PASSIONATE about diversity, equity and inclusion in our schools?

Join us as a valued employee at North Thurston Public Schools! We have a proud tradition of excellence in education as we strive to prepare approximately 15,000 students for rewarding careers, fulfilling lives, and compassionate global citizenship. As home to the most ethnically diverse population in the South Sound, we follow the principles of the International Charter for Compassion, which recognizes that we treat each other with kindness, respect differences, and make our district a place where everyone belongs and feels safe. Dedicated to the success of all students, we work hard to close the opportunity gap for our students of color and students experiencing poverty.

What we will trust you with

  • Creating a safe environment for all students
  • Contributing to a welcoming school culture
  • Professionally representing North Thurston Public Schools in your community

What we need from you

  • The ability to work with culturally diverse families and communities
  • Effectively communicate with staff, students and parents
  • Embody kindness and compassion

Where you'll be

One of the most beautiful states in our nation, Washington is the home of 3 National Parks, 17 National Wildlife Refuges, and the famous Puget Sound. From our district in the city of Lacey, you can easily access Mt. Rainier for hiking and skiing, the Pacific Ocean for beach-combing, and the bustling city of Seattle for food and cultural events. Just a few miles away is Olympia, our state capitol, where you can observe government in action. Also, nearby is Joint Base Lewis-McChord from which we welcome our many military families.

What makes NTPS a great place to work?

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Compassionate Community
  • Strong Partnership with North Thurston Education Foundation

Types of Jobs

As the saying goes, “It takes a village to raise a child,” and we have many employment opportunities within our village to help empower and prepare our students for the future. From classroom teachers to support staff, we offer rewarding roles for a variety of skill sets.

Employment opportunities are divided into two categories: Certificated and ClassifiedCertificated positions require certification from Washington’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, while classified positions are all other positions that support the work of our schools.

View our current openings for a list of available positions. Don’t see what you’re interested in? Sign up for our job alert notifications to receive email notifications about openings.

Looking for something with more flexibility? Want to choose your own schedule? Visit our Substitute Services page to learn about how to become a guest employee with our district.

Application Process

  1. Submit an application through TalentEd (requires account creation).
  2. All applications will be screened after the opening window closes.
  3. Successful candidates from the application screening process are admitted into the approved candidate pool and sent to the hiring administrator after the posting closes.
  4. Hiring administrators will contact candidates to schedule interviews.