Welcome to Human Resources

Our district is a great place to serve and we hope you will join us!

Bellingham Public Schools serves approximately 12,000 students, has 22 schools, and employs more than 1,300 staff members. Working in partnership with our community, our district engaged in the development of The Bellingham Promise, our strategic plan that guides our work.

You will be joining a team that cares deeply for students and is committed to providing a diverse, inclusive workplace where all people are valued and belong. Read more about our commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Watch our Voices of Bellingham Public Schools to hear testimonials from our own staff.


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Substitutes Needed

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Join our team in Bellingham Public Schools! Be a part of The Bellingham Promise in a new way…as a staff member! We are hiring now for regular and substitute positions. Current vacancies include paraeducators, office staff and bus drivers, as well as coaching and teaching positions. Most positions are on a school year schedule making this a perfect fit for a busy family. Learn more about subbing in Bellingham Public Schools and apply now!


Learn more about different jobs in Bellingham Public Schools!

Principal Minh outside Alderwood
Our administrators work collaboratively to listen broadly, build relationships, provide support and leadership to deliver outstanding education across our district.
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Serve our district in impactful ways working with students or providing districtwide support in a variety of positions.
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We believe the food we serve our kids is one of the most universal ways we show love to all our students.
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We seek high-quality teachers who believe all students are exceptional in their own way.











School admin assistant Cindy
Serve our district in impactful ways working with students or providing districtwide support in a variety of positions.
A bus driver
A bus driver provides a great opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life! We are seeking candidates for our bus driver training program
A custodian at a school
Join our facilities team to help ensure every student has a safe and supportive environment to learn.
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Help our students find their passions, develop new skills and further their educational development through athletics and a wide variety of clubs.









Our Human Resources team is committed to fully supporting The Bellingham Promise through a caring and innovative approach in providing high quality services to our schools and community.

Contact us with your questions; we are here to support you!  If you are not sure who to contact, reach out to Cara Forhan or Kim Schmitt and we will direct you to the appropriate staff member.

Bob Kuehl

Assistant Superintendent

Cara Forhan

Executive Administrative Assistant

(360) 647-6811

JoAn Steiner


Kim Schmitt

Executive Administrative Assistant

(360) 676-2783

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(360) 676-7766

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