South Kitsap School District
2689 Hoover Ave. SE
Port Orchard, WA 98366
South Kitsap School District is dedicated to contributing excellence to future educators. Student teaching is considered to be the single most important experience in a teacher preparation program. By working together, we hope to nurture the professional growth of teacher candidates, support the continued professional development of cooperating teachers, and provide for quality learning experiences for the children in our school.
All practicum, student teacher, and/or intern applicants must be enrolled in a State Board of Education approved college/university education program, with field supervisors provided by the University.
If a College or University wishes to place student teachers in the South Kitsap School District, the following must be on file, prior to placement:
· Current Contract
· Proof of Liability Insurance
FOR ALL OUT OF STATE UNIVERSITIES ONLY, placement requests with a start date of September 1, 2010 and on, will need to obtain a pre-residency clearance prior to placement. For details on the documents needed and application process to obtain this pre-certificate clearance, please click here: http://program.pesb.wa.gov/field-placement.
Placement cannot proceed prior to these documents being in place.
All arrangements to accept student teachers are made through Human Resources in conjunction with the College and University placement offices. This includes all observation, practicum, intern, and student teaching requests. In order to meet the needs of the many Universities/Colleges’, a student teacher placement request must be sent to the Human Resources Department by the following dates:
- By November 3rd for Winter 2014
- By January 24th for Spring 2014
- We are no longer accepting placements for Fall 2013
The South Kitsap School District places student teachers on a quarter by quarter basis. Often times, student teachers request a specific placement location and host teacher. South Kitsap School District will make every effort to accommodate such requests. There are, however, times that we may not be able to accept the specific placement request due to events in our district that are not conducive to a good student teaching experience.
The State of Washington requires that everyone who has contact with students in the school setting be fingerprinted prior to starting their assignments.
Student teachers will not be allowed into the classroom without proof of current fingerprints. Requests for placement will not be sent until fingerprinting can be confirmed.
All requests (i.e., observations, practicums, student teaching or internships) must come through Human Resources. Please download and submit the Student Teacher Application Packet. These forms may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to (360) 874-7076.
A complete Student Teacher Application Packet includes:
- Student Teacher Application Packet (request for placement form, disclosure statement, policies & procedures form)
- Student's Resume or Biography
Once Human Resources has received all completed documents, by the date as indicated above, the information will be forwarded to the building administrator for placement review. When placement has been confirmed, Human Resources will send a letter of confirmation to the University Coordinator with your student teaching placement information.
CLICK HERE to download your Student Teacher Application Packet.
For questions, please contact Brooke Wood at (360) 874-7074 or email@example.com.
Thank you for considering South Kitsap School District. We look forward to working with you.
Nurturing growth, Inspiring achievement, Building community.