Paraeducators are an integral part of the learning and teaching team.  Under the supervision of the teachers, paraeducators assist with multiple levels of support in schools.  Their role can include preparing learning materials, assisting in instructing individuals and small groups of students, and working one-on-one with students with special needs.

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Washington State has two distinct efforts to provide assistance for paraeducators.  North Central ESD will provide training and support in both of these areas.

Washington State Paraeducator Guidelines

The Washington State Paraeducator Guidelines were developed to meet the necessary requirements of No Child Left Behind, Title I, Section 1119.  These guidelines provide options and pathways for paraeducators to meet the federal requirements of demonstrating content knowledge and skills needed to assist in reading, writing, and math instruction.  To work in most school settings, new paraeducators need to meet these requirements for employment.  North Central ESD provides tools to help meet the requirements through computerized assessments offered monthly.   For more information on the assessment test, click here.

Para Supervision Compliance Requirements  

Para Responsibilities

You may also wish to visit the OSPI Paraeducator website by clicking here.

Our Paraeducator Staff include:

  • Shanna Brooks

    Shanna BrooksRegional Literacy Coordinator / GLAD Trainer