Human Resources

  • The Human Resource Department is committed to providing excellent service and support to all employees. It is our goal to recruit, hire, motivate and retain a high quality, professional and diverse teaching and support staff. The members of the Human Resources Department are available to assist individuals seeking employment, and current employees with any matters related to the employment process or their current employment status.

    SEBB Bargaining Finalized

    With the new state insurance coming into effect January 1st, the Lakewood Education Association and the Lakewood School District engaged in a limited bargain focusing on certificated staff benefits.  The purpose was to ensure that certificated staff continue to enjoy previously bargained and comprehensive benefits in light of changes at the state level. A Memorandum of Understanding Agreement was signed December 5th. Here are the main changes to Section 10.9 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement:

    • The new state School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) is clarified in the first pages.  In order to support staff considering retirement, the following language applies:
      The District agrees to inform any future retirees of available retirement options with regard to impact of the timing of their retirement date
    • Under Additional Items:
      The District will contribute $60.00 per bargaining unit member, pro-rated by FTE, per month to employee Veba accounts beginning January 1st, 2020 (the certificated staff contribution will still be $50.00 for a total of $110.00 per month).
    • Also under Additional Items:
      Beginning January 1, 2020 the District shall pay for both the employee and the employer portion of the Washington State Paid Family Medical Leave premium at the current rate.... In the event of an increase to the current premium rate…the excess will be divided between the employee and employer at the then-current statutory ratio.

    It was a privilege to engage in this collaborative process that maintains our shared value around the well-being of Lakewood’s high-quality, professional staff.


    Non-Discrimination Notice for Staff

    In accordance with RCW49.60, the Lakewood School District does not discriminate in employment and schools. The Lakewood School District provides Equal Educational and Employment Opportunity without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, handicap/disability, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, creed, religion, age, veteran or military status, use of a trained dog to guide or service animal by a person with a disability, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and designated youth groups. The district complies with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations to include, but not limited to, Title IX, Title VI of the Civil Rights Acts, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, RCW 49.60 “The Law Against Discrimination,” and RCW 28A.640 “Sex Equity,” and covers, but is not limited to, all district programs, courses, activities, including extracurricular activities, services, access to facilities, etc. Inquiries regarding compliance procedures should be directed to Lakewood School District, 17110 16th Drive NE, Marysville, WA 98271, Attention: Title IX and Civil Rights Officer, Daniel Lee, 360-652-4500, or ADA Compliance Officer and Section 504 Compliance Officer, Amie Verellen-Grubbs, 360-652-4500,


    Daniel Lee, Executive Director of HR & Student Support
    17110 16th Dr. NE
    Marysville, WA  98271

    Amie Verellen-Grubbs
    Director of Teaching and Learning
    17110 16th Dr. NE
    Marysville, WA  98271