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A Great Place to Work

Kennewick School District’s enrollment is growing with more than 18,000 students in our 30 schools. That means lots of career opportunities and new schools opening each year. We are one of the largest employers in the Tri-Cities with over 3,500 employees — including teachers, specialists, paraeducators, administrators, secretaries, bus drivers, cooks, cashiers and maintenance staff. Each of our team members is a crucial part of KSD’s vibrant learning community. 

EXPLORE JOB OPPORTUNITIES (NEW APPLICANTS)  EXPLORE JOBS OPPORTUNITIES (INTERNAL APPLICANTS)

Working for Kennewick Schools

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Carefully read application instructions before applying. If you don’t have an email address (required for the application system), or you don’t have access to a computer, you can use the public computer in the Human Resources Department at the Administration Center at 1000 W. Fourth Ave., Kennewick. You may also use computers at public libraries or at WorkSource at 815 N Kellogg Street, Suite D, Kennewick, WA or a any local branch of Mid-Columbia Libraries.

Paraeducator Applicants

If you’re applying for a paraeducator position, be sure to submit a transcript with your application. To qualify, you must have one of the following:

  • Associate of Arts (AA) degree
  • College credits of 72 quarter credits or 48 semester credits
  • A passing grade on the ETS paraeducator assessment

Employee Manual

BENEFITS AND SALARY SCHEDULES

Our employees are our greatest asset, and we strive to maintain a work environment conducive to their needs and desires. Our benefits are designed to meet the individual needs of our employees and their families. This comprehensive, flexible benefit package focuses on you and your family's health, welfare and work/life balance.

EMPLOYEE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING GROUP CONTRACTS

Kennewick School District employees are represented by seven bargaining groups:

  • Certificated - Kennewick Education Association (KEA)
  • Extracurricular - Kennewick Education Association (KEA)
  • Maintenance & Operation - Public School Employees (PSE) of Kennewick
  • Nutrition Services - Public School Employees (PSE) of Kennewick
  • Paraeducators - Kennewick Association of Education Support Professionals
  • Secretaries - Public School Employees (PSE) of Kennewick
  • Transportation - Public School Employees (PSE) of Kennewick

Other Contracts

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. 

If you have questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, contact:

Civil Rights & Equity: Bronson Brown - (509) 222-5010, bronson.brown@ksd.org

Section 504, Title IX: BJ Wilson - (509) 222-6534, bj.wilson@ksd.org
 



Department Contacts

Main phone number: (509) 222-5010

Toni Neidhold
Director of Human Resources
(509) 222-6547
Email

Amy Martinez
Assistant Director
(509) 222-6547
Email

Sydney Shintaffer
Certificated Coordinator
(509) 222-5010
Email

Elida Soto-Lemos
Classified Coordinator
(509) 222-6547
Email

 

Kori Harrison
HR Generalist
(509) 222-6412
Email

Jamie Cope
Substitute Coordinator - Classified 
(509) 222-5014
Email

Margie Hutchings
Substitute Coordinator - Certificated
(509) 222-6624
Email

Rhonda Elvbakken
HR Assistant - Certificated 
(509) 222-6978
Email

Bronson Brown
Attorney
Email

Gail Barness
HR Specialist
(509) 222-7423
Email

Kathy Littrell
HR Assistant - Classified 
(509) 222-5168
Email