Human Resources & Jobs

Be part of our team

At Kennewick School District, we value the contributions that our staff makes to the education of all Kennewick children. Every service offered fills a unique need in our district. We value excellence, collaboration, customer service, safety, and professional development. By joining our staff, you become an integral and valued part of our team.

Current jobs open to NEW applicants

Current jobs open to INTERNAL applicants


  • Before applying, read application instructions for the position you are applying for linked below.
  • You will need an email address to use the application system. If you do not have one and do not have personal access to a computer, the district has public computer available in the Human Resources Department at the Administration Center (Map). You may also use computers at the public libraries or at WorkSource.
  • PARAEDUCATORS - All classroom paraeducator applicants must attach a transcript to their application and have one of the qualifications listed below. If you do not meet these qualifications, contact Columbia Basin College to arrange for an Educational Testing Service (ETS) assessment.
    • Associate of Arts (AA) degree.
    • College credits of 72 quarter credits or 48 semester credits.
    • Received a passing grade on the ETS paraeducator assessment.

Kennewick School District's Non-Discrimination Policy

The Kennewick School District provides equal access to all programs and services without discrimination based on sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or use of trained dog, guide or service animal by a person with a disability, and provide equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Civil Rights & Equity: Douglas Christensen - (509) 222-5010 (
Section 504, Title IX: Jack Anderson - (509) 222-5004 (

Kennewick School District
1000 West 4th Ave.
Kennewick, WA 99336 


(509) 222-5010

Department Contacts

Doug Christensen
Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
(509) 222-5010
Betsy Dickinson
Classified Human Resources Manager
(509) 222-7093
Paula Teal
Certificated Secretary
(509) 222-5010
Amy Martinez
Secretary Classified
(509) 222-7093
Gail Barness
Human Resources Specialist
(509) 222-7423
Rhonda Elvbakken
Certified Human Resources Assistant
(509) 222-6978
Levi Martin
Human Resources Specialist
(509) 222-6412
Kim Gough
Classified Substitute Dispatcher
(509) 222-5014
Margie Hutchings
Certificated Substitute Dispatcher
(509) 222-6624
Bronson Brown
In-House Attorney
(509) 222-7448
Kathy Littrell
Human Resources Secretary
(509) 222-5168
Jenny Sontag
Human Resources Support/Data Support Specialist
(509) 222-6034