Live in Washington

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WHAT IT’S LIKE TO TEACH IN WASHINGTON

Washington’s geographical and cultural diversity often surprises newcomers and residents alike. Known as the Evergreen State, our landscape encompasses deserts, grasslands as well as forests and mountains. Our students are equally diverse, a dynamic population who is ready to grow intellectually and emotionally.

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WHAT MAKES WASHINGTON GREAT

Washingtonians take pride in our independence, a spirit honed from living in the Pacific Northwest. Whether you like to hike, listen to live music, eat amazing food, watch nationally ranked college athletics or a mountain range of other options, “Cascadia” has got you covered.

Outdoor Recreation

Washington’s outdoor recreation is legendary, whether you love to hike, explore national parks, sail, ski or undertake dozens of other endeavors. When it comes to outside recess, there really isn’t anything you can’t do.

Culture & Community

Washington has long been considered a cultural touchstone, birthplace of Jimi, Quincy and Pearl Jam, former home to artist Chuck Close, cartoonist Matt Groening and the late playwright August Wilson. Our communities glisten with street murals, sway with festivals and swell with farmer’s markets all year round.

Lifestyle

From food trucks to winery dinners and concerts, Washingtonians experience the good life. Open space abounds in the Palouse, trails lead up mountain peaks and beside urban lakes. Settle above the Columbia Gorge for a concert, paddle into Bellingham Bay or heck, do both!

WHERE SHOULD I LIVE?

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“Washington is incredibly diverse. The landscape is beautiful and the people are so welcoming. There are so many opportunities to grow and experience.”

 

Pedro Navejas Rodriguez
Grandview School District

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO?

Whether you are ready to earn your teaching certificate or step foot in a classroom, we are here to help.