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Why West Valley School District?

Why West Valley School District?
What makes West Valley School District a special place?  Simply put, our community is what makes West Valley special.  We may be a little biased, but the longevity of West Valley families speaks for itself.  It is not uncommon to find West Valley families that have had their generations pass through our schools.  Many of our teachers have taught children of former students who have grandparents, all part of the West Valley Alumni.  It is rare to find a community that possesses a small-town feeling while being situated in a large metropolitan area.  West Valley prides itself in creating a place where people belong and feel safe.
Help us create a Safe and Caring Culture!
What we will trust you with
  • Help us develop a safe environment for all of our students
  • Help us develop a caring and welcoming culture
  • Represent West Valley in a relevant and professional way to our community.
What we need from you
  • The ability to serve the needs of our students and families with care and compassion
  • To effectively communicate with students, parents, and staff
Where is the West Valley School District?
West Valley is located in Millwood, WA which is located centrally between the large metro area of Spokane, WA, and Spokane Valley, WA.  From the West Valley area, you can easily access North, South, East, and West Spokane,  in about 15 minutes.  The Spokane region is nestled in the stunning Inland Pacific Northwest and with four distinct seasons, the outdoor activities are limitless! There are 76 lakes within 50 miles of Spokane and 5 ski resorts within 2 hours of the City! We have 86 parks and 7 public golf courses as well as 12 conservation areas within 10 miles of downtown. With an average commute time of 19 minutes, Spokane locals spend less time commuting and more time living their lives. Spokane has all the perks of a big city but without many of the big city inconveniences.
Employment Information
West Valley School District is a tight-knit community and believes that it takes all of us to breed success.  We have many employment opportunities within our community to help create Safe and Caring cultures that bring on success.  From classroom teachers to support staff, we offer rewarding roles for a variety of skill sets.
Employment opportunities are broken into two categories, Certificated and Classified.  Certificated positions require certification from  Washington’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.  Classified positions are all other positions that support the work of our schools.
View our Current Openings for a list of available positions. Don’t see what you’re interested in? Sign up for our job alert notifications which will email you once a week with any new positions that have been posted. If you are in need of assistance with your application or username/password, you may contact TalentEd support at 1-855-955-0946.
Looking for something with more flexibility? Want to choose your own schedule?  Visit our Substitute Services page to learn about how to become a guest employee with our district.
Certificated Application Process

All applications and supporting documents must be submitted online. We use an applicant tracking system, called TalentEd, to process applications. You will be asked to create a username and password, if you do not already have one, to complete the application. In addition to the application, the following documents are required as attachments:

  • Cover Letter
  • Copy of Washington education certificate OR a PDF document explaining the status of your Washington education certificate
  • Copy of college transcript(s)


At West Valley School District, we are dedicated to attracting, developing, and retaining a highly qualified, motivated, and diverse workforce. As such, we use a multi-stage process to identify high-quality teachers.  Our process is outlined below:

  1. Application: Candidate applies; application includes 5 supplemental questions
  2. Screening: Application screened
  3. Candidate Pool: Successful candidates from the application screening process are admitted into the approved candidate pool.
  4. School-level Interview
Classified Application Process

We have a wide range of classified positions to help support our students grow and learn.


Some positions included are custodians, food nutrition workers,  grounds and maintenance, office professionals, paraeducators, technology support, transportation, and so much more!


All applications must be submitted online. We use an applicant tracking system, called TalentEd, to process applications. You will be asked to create a username and password, if you do not already have one, to complete the application.


Interested in being a Paraeducator? There are additional application requirements for Paraeducators:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Copy of college transcripts (must confer an AA degree or greater) or copy of ETS test score report of 461 or higher. You may also have 2 years of higher education (72 quarter credits or 48-semester credits of courses 100 or above as documented by transcripts).


All requirements MUST be uploaded during the online application process. Do NOT send in paper copies.