Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Woodring Highline SPECIAL EDUCATION Teaching Fellows Program


The Woodring Highline Special Education Teaching Fellows Program supports paraprofessionals in Highline Public Schools to become dually certificated teachers with special education and elementary education endorsements.


Special education teaching fellows are paraprofessionals in Highline Public Schools. The program is available to current employees that a hold minimum of:

  • deep understanding of Highline's Special Education programs
  • a transferable Associate of Arts (AA) degree or higher
  • proof of basic skills 


Special education teaching fellows are placed in schools throughout Highline Public Schools in Southwest King County.


Our first cohort of fellows begins in summer 2020. Special education teaching fellows will work and study over two years, and graduate with a teaching certificate and bachelor’s degree.


EVERY STUDENT in Highline Public Schools is known by namestrength and need, and graduates prepared for the future they choose. 


Special education teaching fellows work full time in paraprofessional roles, maintaining regular salary and benefits. Through their work as paraprofessionals, they practice and deepen their study with Western Washington University’s Woodring College of Education. Courses are held locally and online.


An $8,000/year conditional scholarship covers most of the tuition, leaving participants to pay remaining tuition and other fees. Students may be offered admission with or without a conditional loan scholarship. Additional financial aid opportunities may be available to students through Western Washington University.

Apply Today!

We are seeking applications for our first cohort of Special Education Teaching Fellows. For more information please visit 

Question? Send us an email or call us at 206-631-3035.


Gaye Bungart
Pre-K & Elementary Programs

Darren Spencer
Secondary & Transition Programs

Special Education Office
Telephone: 206-631-3009
Fax number: 206-631-3388