Auburn-Washburn offers a number of quality benefits for staff including:

  • YMCA/Auburn-Washburn staff daycare center
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Participation in Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS)
  • Additional supplemental eligibility based on employment status

Please see these information brochures for more information.

Substitute Teachers have a very important role in inspiring, challenging, and preparing every child, every day. They have the ability to make a positive difference in the lives of students and help students learn.

Applying to become a substitute teacher:

  1. Apply online with Auburn-Washburn.
  2. Provide a copy of your substitute teaching license (State of Kansas license required) to Human Resources.*
  3. Provide two to three reference letters to Human Resources.
  4. Human Resources will review all application information and contact you once complete.
  5. Complete permissions forms for criminal background and Child Abuse and Neglect Registry checks with Human Resources.
  6. Complete district-paid, online STEDI training, mandatory for Emergency Substitute License holders (not required for those with a teaching degree).
  7. Provide TB test results one or fewer years old, along with a signed certificate of health from your physician.
  8. Complete new hire paperwork with Human Resources and get photo ID badge.

For additional information, please contact Debbi Williams in Human Resources at (785) 339-4037 or willideb@usd437.net.

* Information about substitute teaching license requirements and how to obtain a license can be found at KSDE. Standard processing time for KSDE is 4-8 weeks, depending on applicataion and call volume which is highest from May to August.

Mentoring Program

Our first year teachers are provided with a mentor and a very supportive mentoring program. Our mentors are provided with extensive training and guidance to better help support our new teachers. First year teachers meet with mentors regularly to discuss strategies, best practices, solicit feedback, and collaborate.

Opportunities to Collaborate

All educators in Auburn-Washburn participate in Professional Learning Communities where student-focused collaboration thrives. Not only will new teachers find support in these groups, but their input will be highly valued. Early release dates are built into the school calendar to help provide these opportunities for collaboration.

Professional Development

Auburn-Washburn is dedicated to providing highly impactful, thoughtful professional development. Educators will find an array of options and support in our district. District-level professional learning days provide support and growth on district goals. Building-level professional learning days provide timely, and strategic opportunities to grow in your ability to support the students you see each day. Woven into this are online modules, funding for conferences, webinars, and other pathways for the individual teacher to continue their professional growth.

New Staff Academy

This is our version of a new hire orientation. New teachers to our district are provided with an overview and introduction to our curriculum, Professional Learning Communities (PLC's), professional development, district technology, benefits, and more. New teachers to our district also receive their building orientation during New Staff Academy. First year teachers receive an overview of the district mentor program and meet with their mentors.

Student Teacher Tips

We asked some of our new teachers what they wish they would have known as a student teacher. These are their top five tips.

New Teacher Tips

Here is what our Superintendent had to offer as advice in a top ten list.

Auburn-Washburn has a variety of certified staff positions that include Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Library Media Specialists, Counselors, School Psychologists, Speech and Language Pathologists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and more! Each of these position make a difference in inspiring, challenging, and preparing every child, every day.

Competitive Salary

A salary schedule has been established for these positions that require certification and licensure.

Tuition Reimbursement

Auburn-Washburn provides tuition assistance for certified staff for up to three semester hours per school year.

For district teachers interested in obtaining and teaching in Low Incidence Special Education positions, the Special Education Low Incidence Scholarship (SELIS) provides additional tuition assistance to obtain this endorsement.

Auburn-Washburn has a variety of classified staff positions that include Paraprofessionals, School Bus Drivers and other Transportation team members, Food Service Workers, Lunch Aides, Secretaries, Maintenance and Custodial team members, School Nurses, Technology team members, Security, and more! Each of these positions truly make a difference in inspiring, challenging, and preparing every child, every day.

We also have substitute positions available that will allow you to participate in making a positive difference in the lives of students and helping students learn.

See more about what makes some of these positions unique and a great career choice:

Contact Us

Rachel Steenbock
Human Resources Secretary - Classified Staff
Phone: 339-4051
Brian White
Executive Director of HR & Operations
Phone: 339-4060
Debbi Williams
Human Resources Secretary - Certified Staff
Phone: 339-4037