Human Resources

  • Who to
  • HR/Payroll
  • New Employee
  • Substitutes
  • Employee
  • Bargaining Agreements
    & Salary Schedules
  • TPEP
  • Calendars
  • No Child
    Left Behind
  • Credits &
    Clock Hours
  • Other
  • Recruiting
  • Student

Who to Contact

Name Title Phone E-mail
Lori McStay Executive Director for Human Resources 253-583-5087
Kristen Desmond Administrative Secretary 253-583-5087
Diane Feil District Receptionist 253-583-5000
Greg Davis Director of Human Resources 253-583-5091
Kathy Ward Payroll Supervisor 253-583-5121
Jeanne Strong Payroll Lead Specialist 253-583-5122
Sandy Ellis Payroll Specialist 253-583-5124
Samantha Davila Payroll Specialist 253-583-5120
Linda Krininger HR Manager 253-583-5096
Lori Liedes Recruitment Coordinator 253-583-5095
Anita Casiano Substitute Coordinator 253-583-5094
Betty Harmon HR Specialist 253-583-5099
Peggy Burg HR Specialist 253-583-5085
Laurie Miner HR Specialist 253-583-5093
Jennifer Bonfadini HR/Payroll Clerk 253-583-5080

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arrow Payroll Staff Assignments

HR FAX                    253-583-5088

Human Resources/Payroll Forms

General Forms

Employee Name/Address/Telephone Change Employee Request for Transfer of Records

Administrator Forms

Personnel Change Notice Administrator's Extra Day Documentation
Confidentiality Agreement-Interviews Non-Bargaining & Administrator Vacation Cash-Out
Hiring Checklist-Employees Hiring Checklist-Substitutes


Principal/AWSP Self-Assessment Summative-ESA, Non-Classroom Teacher 
Principal/AWSP Observation Tool Classified Evaluation (Long-Annual & 90-Day)
Principal Leadership (Focused & Comprehensive) Classified Evaluation (Short)
WA State Danielson (Focused & Comprehensive) Head Coaches Evaluation
WA State Danielson-Observation Asst Coaches Evaluation
Summative-Dean, Dept Coord, CT  Middle School Athletic Coordinator Evaluation

Certificated Forms

TRI Employee Responsibility Documentation Verification of Professional Experience-Certificated:
Page 1 | Page 2
Class Size Form Verification of Professional Experience-RN, OT, PT, SLP, Counselors & Psychologists
Washington State Sexual Misconduct Form CPEA Personal Leave Cash Out
Parent-Teacher Conference Documentation Certificated Employees Pay Sheet
District Centered Responsibility Form Event Day Documentation
Building Centered Responsibility Form

Classified Forms

Verification of Professional Experience-Classified ESPCP Volunteer Documentation
Verification of Professional Experience-Coaches ESPCP Paraeducator Extra Day Form
Classified Employees Pay Sheet  

Staff Development

Coaches/Advisors Staff Development Form ESPCP Stipend Form
Training Increment Authorization Classified Staff Development Form
IOUE Staff Development Form Classified Non-Bargaining Staff Development Form

Separation of Employment Forms

Separation of Employment Form

Leave Forms

Family Care Leave Packet Leave Transfer Request
FMLA Packet  
FMLA Fact Sheet  

Payroll Forms

W-4 Sick Leave Buyout Upon Resignation
Direct Deposit Form Sick Leave Buyout Upon Retirement
Election of Payment for Coaching Stipend Annual Sick Leave Buyout
Hourly Time/Overtime Report VEBA Plan Participation Enrollment Kit
Payroll Due Dates Elementary Intramural Stipend Form
School Employees Credit Union Middle School Intramural Stipend Form
WA State Employees Credit Union CPSD Donation Form

New Employee Orientation


2. WASHINGTON STATE SEXUAL MISCONDUCT FORM – Complete one form for each school district employee worked in. If there is no prior experience within a school district, employee is still required to complete the form but check the box "No prior school district employment." Print, complete, and bring to orientation. HR will send to respective school district(s) to track progress.

3. CPSD FINGERPRINT PROCESS – Employment with Clover Park School District is conditional pending completion of a Washington State Patrol and Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint background check as required by RCW 28A.400.303. (NOTE: All associated background check fees are the employee's responsibility.) The fingerprint scan must be completed prior to the first day of work.

4. W-4 – This form is required for all new employees. (Print, complete, and sign.)

5. DIRECT DEPOSIT FORM – Print, complete, and attach a VOIDED check.

6. I-9 – This form is required for all new employees by the US Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service to verify employment eligibility. Along with this form, bring required identification. Complete Section 1 – Employee Information and Verification.

Employee's Social Security Card is also required to verify legal name.

7. SafeSchools Training – Username will be provided by Human Resources.

Required trainings will be sent under separate email:

  • Policies/Procedures
  • FMLA/FCL Information Outlines
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Boundary Invasions
  • Sexual Harassment/Misconduct Training
  • Safety Health Handbook
  • Code of Professional Conduct

8. VERIFICATION OF PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT – This form is for experience that is earned outside of the Clover Park School District to be considered by salary placement. Employees with previous school district experience must complete and submit a Verification of Professional Employment form and send it to Human Resources. This form is also used to transfer sick leave hours within Washington State school districts.

9. District Driving Directions - FYI


Clover Park School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, marital status, veteran status or physical, sensory or mental disabilities, except insofar as such factors are bona fide occupational qualifications, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.  Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the:  School District’s Title IX Officer - Executive Director for Human Resources, 253-583-5087; Section 504/ADA Coordinator: Deputy Superintendent, 253-583-5050 (10903 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood WA  98499).



Substitute Handbook

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Aesop Substitute Placement & Absence Management

Navigate to the Aesop website, type in ID (phone number) and PIN.

Hours are:  6:00 AM-4:30 PM

Certificated/Classified Substitutes

To be considered for substitute employment, complete a Clover Park School District online application and submit supporting documents as required. Once you have applied for a substitute position, your application will be reviewed. If approved, you will be invited to a mandatory orientation prior to beginning any substitute opportunities.

Substitute Office: 253-583-5094
Hours are 6:00 AM-3:00 PM

arrow District Driving Directions (pdf)

If a substitute is placed in a long-term assignment, that substitute will be required to meet No Child Left Behind requirements. For certificated substitutes, substitute coordinator will determine if teacher is highly qualified. For classified substitutes, substitute coordinator will request highly qualified documentation prior to beginning long-term assignment (parapro assessment scores, copy of official transcripts showing degree or 72 credits).

About the ParaPro Assessment

The ParaPro Assessment measures the skills and knowledge in reading, writing and math on the part of prospective and practicing paraprofessionals. It also measures their ability to apply those skills and knowledge when assisting in classroom instruction. It was designed to satisfy the requirements of the federally legislated No Child Left Behind Act. Click on either of the links below to learn more about dates and times:

Dear Colleague:

Thank you for your commitment to the students, staff, and community of Clover Park School District. Our students deserve the very best of educational services. We welcome your professional contribution to the successful delivery of our education program. Your role as a substitute, whether it be teaching or educational support, is to provide continuity to the instruction provided to our students.

A skilled substitute offers a significant, positive impact on the quality of education in the absence of the permanent employee. Our district is committed to providing information and professional development opportunities necessary to fulfill your responsibilities.

We encourage you to seek out and participate in the opportunities available to you. We are excited about your potential here and what you can contribute to our organization. We hope that you will find considerable reward and satisfaction in your work in our schools and that you will be in such demand that you will be scheduling your substitute assignments weeks in advance.

If you are interested in permanent employment opportunities with Clover Park School District, please be sure your online application is complete.

We are delighted you have chosen Clover Park School District and wish you every success!

Clover Park School District
Human Resources Department

Substitute Wages

Position Starting Wage
Substitute Teacher $125/day
Substitute School Nurse $28/hour
Substitute LPN $16/hour
Substitute Paraeducator $10.85/hour
Substitute Custodian $13.91/hour
Substitute Food Services $10.24/hour
Substitute Bus Driver $17.73/hour


Employee Benefits

OPEN ENROLLMENT - September 1—September 28;

During the open enrollment period you may add, delete, or change your insurance coverage September 1 through September 28 of each school year.

Changes submitted to payroll: Effective date:
September 1st through September 28th October 1st


arrow New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage (pdf)

arrow Employee Benefits Booklet (pdf)

The Employee Benefits Booklet is available in each building, and in Payroll at the Student Services Center. Please complete the enrollment forms carefully. When enrolling in a medical plan, list only those dependents that you wish to cover. Dental is a group plan, therefore, list all dependents for coverage. Vision is a group plan and covers all eligible dependents, list all dependents on the election form.

Our District offers a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) program. The program enables you to set aside money on a pre-tax basis to pay for health and daycare costs. Completed enrollment forms must be returned to Payroll by September 30th of the respective year. All enrollment forms need to be turned into Payroll to add qualifying criteria before sending to insurance provider.

Summary of Benefits and Coverages

Introducing Your Benefits Resources (YBR) - WEA Select Plans

Online guide to manage your WEA Select plans (pdf)

Web site: or call 1-855-668-5039

WEA Select Plans include Premera Blue Cross, WA, Dental Service and Willamette Dental (IUOE/CPEA only) Group #W400

MEDICAL - Voluntary

Group Health


DENTAL - Mandatory for CPEA/IUOE Employees

Washington Delta Dental

Willamette Dental

DENTAL - Voluntary for ESPCP/Principal/Non-Bargaining Employees

MetLife Insurance

Willamette Dental

VISION - Voluntary

VSP (Vision Care for Life)

RETIREMENT - Mandatory for all employees working 3.5 hours per day or more

Washington State Department of Retirement Systems

Annual Retirement Seminar

Deferred Compensation Program

403(b) Plan


Voluntary Term Life Insurance


Dearborn National - Mandatory

Disability Resources Services


Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company




Employee Assistance Plan Guidance Resources

Collective Bargaining Agreements / Salary Schedules

  Collective Bargaining Agreement Salary Schedules

CPEA (Clover Park Education Association)

CPEA 2013-2016 CBA

CPEA 2014-2015 Salary Schedule

ESPCP (Educational Support Personnel of Clover Park)

ESPCP 2013-2015 CBA ESPCP 2014-2015 Salary Schedule
IUOE (International Union of Operating Engineers) IUOE 2013-2017 CBA IUOE 2014-2015 Salary Schedule
AAA/CPEA (Athletics & Activities Association) AAA 2013-2016 CBA AAA 2014-2015 Salary Schedule
CPASP (Clover Park Association of School Principals) CPASP 2013-2016 CBA

CPASP 2014-2015 Salary Schedule

Non-Bargaining Employees

  Handbooks Salary Schedules
Non-Bargained Employees Non-Bargained Employee Handbook 5021-P1 Non-Bargained Salary Schedule
Non-Bargained ALT Employees ALT Employee Handbook 5021-P2   ALT Salary Schedule


Teacher/Principal Evaluation Program (TPEP)

About TPEP (Teacher/Principal Evaluation Program)

In 2010, the Washington State Legislature passed ESSB 5895 requiring each school district in the state to establish a new evaluation system, including the four-tiered rating, by June 2013. In accordance with ESSB 5895, on June 19, 2012, the Clover Park School District and the Clover Park Education Association agreed to adopt the Washington State Charlotte Danielson Framework for Teaching as the instructional evaluation model for all classroom teachers.

For classroom teachers, the four-tiered evaluation rating system (Distinguished, Proficient, Basic and Unsatisfactory) is based on the Charlotte Danielson Framework for Teaching. Evaluators observe teachers and assess performance in the four domains of the Danielson framework: Planning and Preparation; Classroom Environment; Instruction; and Professional Responsibilities. These domains also align with the eight criteria established by Washington State.

The Four Domains of the Danielson Framework

1. Planning and Preparation

The first domain is Planning and Preparation, which consists of:

  • Demonstrating Knowledge of Content and Pedagogy
  • Demonstrating Knowledge of Students
  • Setting Instructional Outcomes
  • Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources
  • Designing Coherent Instruction
  • Designing Student Assessments

This domain describes how a teacher organizes and designs instruction. The components address all aspects of instructional planning, such as understanding of content; understanding of the principles, practice and profession of teaching; and understanding of student needs.

2. Classroom Environment

The second domain, Classroom Environment, consists of:

  • Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport
  • Establishing a Culture for Learning
  • Managing Classroom Procedures
  • Managing Student Behavior
  • Organizing Physical Space

The components of this domain set the stage for learning. Teachers create a learning environment through positive interpersonal interactions, efficient routines and procedures, clear and consistent standards of conduct, and a safe physical environment that supports the learning purposes.

3. Instruction

The third domain, Instruction, consists of:

  • Communicating with Students
  • Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques
  • Engaging Students in Learning
  • Using Assessment in Instruction
  • Demonstrating Flexibility and Responsiveness

These are the things most people associate with the core functions of a teacher. This domain focuses on the actual process a teacher goes through when guiding their students through a lesson. It looks at areas like how a teacher engages their students in learning; how a teacher sets learning expectations; and how assessments are used to drive instruction.

4. Professional Responsibilities

The fourth domain, Professional Responsibilities, consists of:

  • Reflecting on Teaching
  • Maintaining Accurate Records
  • Communicating with Families
  • Participating in a Professional Community
  • Growing and Developing Professionally
  • Showing Professionalism

This domain focuses on what it means to be a true professional educator. It includes self-reflection, communication and professional development. This domain considers how teachers reflect on their teaching to determine what worked well and what didn’t, and how to improve; how well they are communicating with students’ families; and what they are doing to continue to grow and develop in their profession.

Implementation Plan

All certificated classroom teachers, as defined in WAC 392-191A-030, will be moved to the Washington State Danielson evaluation system beginning in the 2013-2014 school year. Approximately 25% of continuing classroom teachers will be evaluated per year using the Comprehensive evaluation system for each of the next four years. All classroom teachers must be evaluated on the Comprehensive system by the completion of the 2016-2017 school year.

WA State Danielson (Focused & Comprehensive)

Implementation Plan for Classroom Teachers



Teachers' Calendar  
191 Day Employee Elementary/Secondary Paraeducator, SPED Paraeducator, Bus Driver, Bus Paraeducator, Health Paraeducator, ELL Paraeducator, Family Involvement Coordinator, 190 Day Custodian
192 Day Employee Food Service Worker/Driver, Warehouse
194A Day Employee LPN, Asst Secretary
194B Day Employee Elementary School Library Paraeducator
196 Day Employee Secondary School Library Paraeducator
210 Day Employee Accounting Secretary, Attendance Clerk, Student Accounts Clerk (ASB Secretary), Native American Education Specialist
212 Day Employee Vocational Career Coordinator
223 Day Employee Middle School Secretary, Middle School Guidance Secretary, LCA Receptionist
232 Day Employee Elementary Head Secretary
Head Start Head Start Calendar
260 Day Employee Directors, Council & Principals
260 Day Employee Certificated Non-Bargaining Directors/Council (ALT)
260 Day Employee Head Secretary (CPHS, Lakes, LCA, Oak Grove, Firwood, Harrison Prep), High School Guidance Secretary, Year Round Custodian, Maintenance/Grounds, SSC Employees

No Child Left Behind


The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act has focused unprecedented national attention on the importance of ensuring adequate academic progress by all students. The NCLB Act explicitly recognizes that one of the key requirements for achieving this goal is that all teachers be adequately qualified.

The following links provide additional information regarding NCLB Highly Qualified:

WEST (Washington Educator Skills Tests) website

The location of up-to-date registration and testing information for the WEST-B (basic) and WEST-E (endorsement) assessments, test preparation materials, and services that enable you to register and obtain your unofficial test
results online.

Based upon the work and recommendations of the Professional Educator Standards Board, the State Board of Education adopted two new pathways to adding endorsements to teaching certificates. The newly created pathways are "endorsement dependent" meaning that whether these options apply depends upon the endorsement that the teacher currently holds. WAC 181-82A-204.

Pathways to Add an Endorsement in Washington

Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) website/


Section 1119(g) of the Washington State Paraeducator Guidelines states that all paraprofessionals who are performing instructional duties and are funded with Title I funds, including all paraprofessionals performing instructional duties in a schoolwide building, must meet specific requirements. The purpose of these requirements is to help ensure that the instructional team providing successful learning experiences for students, particularly students receiving benefit of Title I funds. These requirements are:

  1. Paraprofessionals must currently have a secondary school (high school) diploma or its recognized equivalent, and
  2. Paraprofessionals must fulfill one of the three following requirements:
    1. Complete at least two years of study at an institution of higher education; or
    2. Obtain an associate (or higher) degree; or
    3. Meet a rigorous standard of quality and can demonstrate, through a formal state or loca academic assessment,
      1. Knowledge of, and the ability to assist in instructing, reading, writing, and mathematics; OR
      2. Knowledge of, and the ability to assist in instructing, reading readiness, writing readiness, and mathematics readiness as appropriate.

Washington State Paraeducator Guidelines (Title 1 Requirements of No Child Left Behind – Act of 2001)

Link to OSPI Paraeducator Information

Special Education Recommended Core Competencies

To work in education and related services programs for children and youth with disabilities, paraeducators will demonstrate:

  1. Understanding the value of providing instructional and other direct services to all children and youth with disabilities;
  2. Understanding the roles and responsibilities or certificated/licensed staff and paraeducators;
  3. Knowledge of (a) patterns of human development and milestones typically achieved at different ages, and (b) risk factors that may prohibit or impede typical development;
  4. Ability to practice ethical and professional standards of conduct, including the requirements of confidentiality;
  5. Ability to communicate with colleagues, follow instructions, and use problem solving and other skills that will enable the paraeducator to work as an effective member of the instructional team;
  6. Ability to provide positive behavioral support and management;
  7. Knowledge of the legal issues related to the education of children and youth with disabilities and their families;
  8. Awareness of diversity among the children, youth, families and colleagues with whom they work;
  9. Knowledge and application of the elements of effective instruction to assist teaching and learning as developed by the certificated/licensed staff in a variety of settings;
  10. Ability to utilize appropriate strategies and techniques to provide instructional support in teaching and learning as developed by the certificated/licensed staff;
  11. Ability to motivate and assist children and youth;
  12. Knowledge of and ability to follow health, safety, and emergency procedures of the agency where they are employed;
  13. Awareness of the ways in which technology can assist teaching and learning; and
  14. Awareness of personal care and/or health related support.

Credits and Clock Hours

Salary Placement

  • Salary placement is based on the number of credits and clock hours earned after the awarding of the first Bachelor's degree as well as the number of verified certificated years of experience.
  • Salary advancement adjustments are made in the Fall based on the following guidelines: Coursework must be completed by September 30th. Official transcripts are due in Human Resources no later than close of business September 30th in order to advance on the salary schedule for the current year. Payments for salary advancement will retro back to the first contracted day of the current school year. New hires have 90 days from their date of hire.

Transcripts, Credits and Clock Hours

  • College/university transcripts must be "official" and sealed.
  • For salary placement, all college/university credits are counted in quarter hours. One semester equals one and one-half quarter credits.
  • It is recommended you order two transcripts to be sent to your home – one for your personal use and one to be submitted to Human Resources.
  • Credits must be earned through an accredited college or university.
  • Clock hour courses must be offered by a Washington State approved clock hour provider.
  • 10 clock hours are equivalent to one quarter credit on the salary schedule.
  • Clock hour classes must be a minimum of three hours to be eligible for recognition.
  • Other than for salary advancement, clock hours are applicable only to the renewal of a continuing or professional certificate, not to the renewal of an initial or residency certificate.
  • If you have classes posted on an ESD transcript, you will need to contact them and request that they send Human Resources an "official" transcript.
  • Course credit approval forms are no longer needed when turning in clock hours and credits for salary placement. Courses will be approved by HR only if the content of the course meet on of the six criteria established by WAC 392-121-262.The six criteria are:
    1. It is consistent with a school-based plan for mastery of student learning goals as referenced in RCW 28A.655.110, the annual school performance report, for the school in which the individual is assigned;
    2. It pertains to the individual’s current assignment or expected assignment for the following school year;
    3. It is necessary for obtaining endorsement as prescribed by the Washington Professional Educator Standards Board;
    4. It is specifically required for obtaining advanced levels of certification;
    5. It is included in a college or university degree program that pertains to the individual’s current assignment or potential future assignment as a certificated instructional staff; or
    6. It addresses researched-based assessment and instructional strategies for students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and language disabilities when addressing learning goal one under RCW 28A.150.210, as applicable and appropriate for individual certificated instructional staff.

Course Credit Approval

  • A "Course Credit Approval Form" IS NO LONGER NEEDED. Human Resources will be determining the criteria. If there is a course that is questionable, you will be required to complete a Course Credit Approval Form and provide a course syllabus. This will be due to Human Resources along with your "official" transcript no later than September 30th.

Certificated Experience Earned Outside of Clover Park School District

  • For certificated experience that is earned outside of Clover Park School District to be considered for salary placement, previous employers must complete and submit a "Verification of Professional Employment" form (Page 1 | Page 2) and sent to Human Resources.
  • It is the employee's responsibility to submit a "Verification" form to their previous educational employers to complete. This form is available online.


  • All applicable certificates must be current (valid). It is important for certificated employees to monitor the expiration date of their certificates. Clover Park School District does not maintain a tracking system for the 150 clock hours necessary to renew your certificate.
  • A valid Washington State Teaching Certificate or Temporary Teaching Permit must be registered and on file in Human Resources prior to your first work day.
  • Washington State does not provide the District a copy of your certificate/permit. It is the employee's responsibility to ensure a valid Washington State Certificate/Permit is on file in Human Resources.
  • For questions regarding certification issues contact:

OSPI Certification website or (360) 725-6400
Puget Sound ESD website

Employment Contracts

  • Two employee contracts are issued:
    • Base Contract – 180 work days
    • Supplemental Contract
  • Base contracts are issued in late spring for the following year and supplemental contracts are issued in October for the current year.
  • Contracts must be signed and returned to Human Resources within ten days of the date of issuance.
  • Please do not make any modifications. If you have questions regarding your contract, contact Human Resources.

For Assistance, email:

Other Resources

Hiring Admin Log In:

Washington Certification:

Puget Sound ESD:

ESD 113:

Professional Educator Standards Board of Washington:

Educational Resources Information Center:

Soundview Uniserv Council:

Department of Retirement Systems:


Washington Certification for Administrator Program:

Certificated Recruiting

Are you planning on attending one of the job fairs below? Let us know by clicking here to complete Job Fair Attendance Notice on our job posting page.





October 31, 2014 (Friday)

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Howarth Hall, University of Puget Sound

HR Panel for University of Puget Sound

February 27, 2015 (Friday)

9:00 AM - 3:00 AM

Evergreen State College

Mock Interviews

March 06, 2015 (Friday)

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Evergreen, Tacoma Campus

Masters in Teaching Job Fair

March 18, 2015 (Wednesday)

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Pacific Lutheran University

Education Job Fair

March 20, 2015 (Friday)

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

University of Washington, Tacoma

Education Career Fair

March 26, 2015 (Thursday) TBD City University, Tacoma Employment Seminar
March 2015
TBD Pierce County Library Processing Center Central Washington University Employment Seminar
April 2, 2015 (Thursday) 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Seattle Pacific Univeristy Job Fair

April 07, 2015 (Tuesday)

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Oregon Convention Center

Oregon Professional Educator Fair

April 13, 2015 (Monday)
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Whitworth University Campus Visit
April 14, 2015 (Tuesday)
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Spokane Convention Center Washington Educator Career Fair

April 23, 2015 (Thursday)

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Tacoma Dome Arena

Washington Educator Career Fair


Classified Recruiting





October 23, 2014 (Thursday) 10:00 AM-1:00 PM JBLM, Hangar 3 Career Fair
January 29, 2015 (Thursday)

10:00 AM -1:00 PM

JBLM, American Lake Conference Center

Career Fair

March 31, 2015 (Monday)

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

St. Martin’s University

Career Fair

April 16, 2015 (Wednesday)

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Tacoma Community College

Job Fair

Changes will be made to this page on a continuing basis, so please check back regularly.

If you have questions regarding the Recruiting Schedule, contact Human Resources (253-593-5095 or

Student Teaching Placement

Clover Park School District is dedicated to contributing to excellence to future educators by offering quality teaching experiences to more than 60 student teachers annually. 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.

Student Teacher Placement Application Process

Student Teacher Agreement/Contract

If a college/university wishes to place a student in their education program in Clover Park Park School District for observation, practicum, and/or student teaching, the following must be on file in Human Resources:

  • Current Contract
  • Proof of Liability Insurance

Requesting a Placement

Practica and Observation Request – After a contract has been established and an insurance policy is on file, placement officers may work directly with the school principal to request practica and observation. A complete Student Teacher Request Packet must be on file with Human Resources. Arrangements should not be initiated by the student. All long-term and student teacher placement requests must be arranged through Human Resources.

Student Teacher Request – All arrangements for placement of student teachers are made through Human Resources in conjunction with the college/university placement offices and should not be initiated by the student. A complete student teacher request packet must be submitted to Human Resources.

Student Teacher Request Packet: for practica, observation, and student teacher placement:

A complete student teacher application packet includes:

  • Student teacher application from college/university
  • Student's resume
  • Proof of Fingerprinting*
  • Proof of Professional Liability
  • Washington State Pre-Residency Certificate of Clearance**

*The state of Washington requires that everyone who has contact with students in the school setting be fingerprinted prior to starting their assignments. Request for placement will not be processed and student teachers will not be allowed into the classroom without proof of current fingerprints.

**OUT-OF-STATE UNIVERSITIES ONLY: Placement requests 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 on the OSPI link below:

Once Human Resources has received all completed documents, by the date as indicated below, the information will be forwarded to the building administrator for review for placement. When placement has been confirmed, Human Resources will notify the University Coordinator with the student teacher placement information.

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 30th for Winter quarter/semester
  • By January 31st for Spring quarter/semester
  • By May 4th for Fall quarter/semester

Contact: Lori Liedes – 253-583-5095 or
*Approximately 25 percent of new hires are CPSD student teachers.

Clover Park School District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender or disability. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular school activities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district's Title IX/RCW 28A.260 compliance officer and Section 504/ADA coordinator: Title IX/RCW 28A.260 compliance officer: administrator for human resources, Clover Park School District, 10903 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, Lakewood, WA 98499, 253-583-5080. Section 504/ADA coordinator: deputy superintendent, Clover Park School District, 10903 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, Lakewood, WA 98499, 253-583-5050.