Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Woodring Inclusive education Teaching scholars
Now accepting applications!

The Woodring Inclusive Education Teaching Scholars (WIETS)  program is a Grow-Your-Own teaching pathway designed for paraeducators to earn a bachelor’s in education and dual endorsements in Special Education and English Language Learners and/or Bilingual Education. Scholars work in elementary or secondary school settings while taking courses with Western WA University (WWU) in the evening.** The program is 8-quarters long, including summers, spread over two years and prepares students to work as Special Education teachers.


In order to be eligible, you must:

  • Possess or close to completing a transferable associate's degree

  • WEST-B scores (We can help you complete this assessment.)


We are currently recruiting for the next cohort! Scholars will start taking university classes in June 2024 and continue working as Special Education paraprofessionals once the school year starts.


Through a state grant awarded to WWU and partnering school districts, Scholars are eligible to receive a conditional loan to support tuition. Financial aid advising and resources will be available to students through the university.


If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact Shirley Siloi,

**In-person courses are held at the Puget Sound Educational Service District in Renton, WA.


We are now accepting applications for the next cohort! If you are interested, please contact Shirley Siloi,


Shirley Siloi
HR Recruitment & Retention Program Manager

Gaye Bungart
Pre-K & Elementary Programs

Darren Spencer
Secondary & Transition Programs

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