The Bethel School District is looking for outstanding certificated candidates to join our team for the 2020/21 school year!
Bethel is a great place to work. We’re known for our competitive pay, robust professional development programs, and award-winning schools.
As the 8th largest employer in Pierce County, we employ 2,279 staff — that’s more than the Post Office!
Our starting pay for teachers with Bachelor’s degrees is $53,374. That’s about $1,300 more than some neighboring districts. Teachers with Masters Degrees start at $63,990. That’s $5,000 higher than our neighbors.
Many of our neighboring districts get extra “regionalization” money from the state. While Bethel does not (which is something we’re trying to change) we still pay better than some of those districts, and we aren’t too far off from paying our teachers the most in the county.
In addition, for the 2020/21 school year we are already anticipating a 2% IPD (cost of living) increase.
Local school district salary schedules
Bethel is a great place to work
Not only do we pay well, but Bethel is a great place to work, and many of us call it home. Our district covers 202 square miles and this year we’re celebrating our 70th year as a school district.
Our community really cares about our students and our schools. This year voters approved a construction bond that will allow us to build three brand new schools, and renovate and expand many others.
This year we began offering free AP tests for all students. This removes any financial obstacles from students who want to push themselves in high school. We are home to a K-8 School of Choice focused on arts and science, as well as a Spanish Dual Language Program, and a Cambridge International program.
Apple School of Distinction
Every student and teacher in the district has an iPad to use to assist in classroom learning. We know technology will never replace great teachers, but tech can be a tool to enhance education in the classroom.
Bethel is actively involved in our community. This includes our Hunger Task Force, local Faith Leader meetings, Kiwanis, Rotary, and much more. We also involve our community in the future planning of our district, from our community-led Long Range Facilities Task Force, to our Strategic Planning Committee, School Boundary Committee, and District Equity Team.
There are 42 languages spoken in Bethel and our Native American Education Program supports students from 92 different tribes. Many of our schools already have an Equity Team in place, and all our schools will have one in 2020.
All 27 of our schools have received Energy Star recognition, and we recently hosted representatives from the U.S. Department of Education who wanted to see first hand the great things we are doing when it comes to conservation.
Safety and Security
Bethel was one of the first districts in the state to implement locked doors with camera entry to all of our schools. We were also the first district in the state to use Stop Paddle Traffic Cameras on our buses.
To be considered for an interview at our Job Fair in February, all you need to do is apply to posting #5337 (BSD Educator Job Fair) on our jobs website by February 9, 2020.
Once your online application is complete and submitted, we will send qualified candidates a link to register for an interview during our annual Educator Job Fair on Saturday, February 22nd.
For out-of-area candidates, we will offer digital interviews.
If you have any questions, please contact our Human Resources department at 253.683.6000 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.