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If you are passionate about leading the next generation into the future, please considering joining SoWashCo Schools

We offer competitive pay and many of our employees are eligible for a benefits package that may include:

  • 403B Retirement Accounts with District Matching
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Minnesota PERA/TRA Contributions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Professional Development Opportunities
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Nutrition Services
Early Learning Education
Park High School Choir
Middle School Media Center
Parent Education

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If you need assistance applying to one of our positions please call 651-425-6291 or email


Abby Baker

Abby Baker
Director of Human Resources

About SoWashCo Schools 

Elementary student plays a bongo drum. Middle School student does a science experience with a microscope. High school student works on a woodshop project.

SoWashCo Schools is the sixth-largest school district in Minnesota serving about than 18,700 K-12 students.

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SoWashCo Schools is the second-largest employer in Washington County and employs more than 2,500 staff, including 1,400 licensed teachers and administrators.

District Map of SoWashCo Schools

SoWashCo Schools encompasses seven cities and townships including: 

  • Afton Township
  • Cottage Grove
  • Denmark Township
  • Grey Cloud Island Township
  • Newport
  • St. Paul Park
  • Woodbury

About Our Communities

Become a Substitute for SoWashCo Schools

Teachers on Call® is proud to partner with SoWashCo Schools to provide exceptional substitute teachers and paraprofessionals! 

Student Teaching at SoWashCo Schools

SoWashCo Schools welcomes current college/university students to complete their student teaching requirements in our schools. Get real, hands-on classroom experience with both students and staff. Learn teaching techniques from staff and apply what you have learned in our classrooms. 

Interested in becoming a student teacher for SoWashCo Schools? Please email


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Staff Testimonials

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Our staff makes it a priority to make every student feel seen, heard and understood as often as possible. I believe SoWashCo Schools creates intentional opportunities and structures to do the exact same thing for its employees.%22 Randy Spring, Liberty Ridge Elementary School Teacher
%22The kids are so much fun with big personalities and work well together. All of the kids are so kind to each other and the staff in the building which creates an environment that they can be themselves in.%22 Jordan Sabelko, Kids Club
%22I get to spend time with so many wonderful kids in our district. I am now driving kids to school with parents that once rode on my bus when they were in school.%22 Brenda Newton, Bus Driver
%22The kids are hungry when they come in. They feel comfortable coming in for seconds, which makes me feel good because that means they are enjoying our food.%22 Lori Carey
%22I love bringing teams together to think outside the box and create something innovative that allows all students to participate in an inclusive classroom,%22 Kendra Krasin
%22When bus routes are running late or students miss their bus, everyone pitches in to make sure our students get to school or home safely.%22 Michael Bestler, Bus Driver

About Our Communities

Cottage Grove

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Cottage Grove is a growing community in the Southeast Twin Cities metropolitan area. Situated close to St. Paul, residents and businesses have the best of both worlds with access to urban opportunities and recreational amenities in their own backyards. 

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Woodbury was originally named Red Rock, after a sacred stone supposedly painted by the famous Dakota Chief Little Crow. The town was renamed in 1859 when the Minnesota State Legislature discovered another Red Rock Township in the state. 

Woodbury is now the state's eighth-largest city with continued expected growth. Woodbury is known for its close proximity to major employment centers as well as the St. Croix River Valley, providing a beautiful natural setting and year-round recreational opportunities. 

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St. Paul Park

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St. Paul Park was first established in the late 1880s as a manufacturing town that has evolved into a beautiful residential community along the banks of the Mississippi River, just five miles downstream from St. Paul.

St. Paul Park is known for its small town feel. With most of the land developed in St. Paul Park, future growth is carefully focused on infill and redevelopment of residential, commercial and light industrial areas. 

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Newport MN

Newport is primarily a residential community and its strength is the people who live within the city. Newport is a small river community with residential streets bordered by large trees, which wind their way along the river's edge and the blufflands. Newport's small town persona is retained even though it is within a 15 minute commute to St. Paul and Minneapolis. Newport continues to encourage growth and development within the community.

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Afton MN logo

Afton is located approximately 15 miles east of downtown St. Paul and is on the eastern border of Minnesota. Afton sits along the beautiful St. Croix River offering opportunities for boating and fishing. Afton also has a large park in the old village and has many unique shops and restaurants to visit. 

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Denmark Township

Denmark Township

Settlers first came to Denmark Township in 1838. It was located between the Mississippi River and Lake St. Croix, a natural stopping point for travelers, and was known as Point Douglas. By 1858, Point Douglas was a thriving lumbering and supply center, but eventually agriculture replaced the lumber industry.

Today,  the township is made up of semi-rural residential neighborhoods and farms including apple orchards and berry farms that attract hundred of visitors each year. Denmark Township has many parks and recreational areas.

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Grey Cloud Island

Grey Cloud Island Township

Grey Cloud Island has a long history of settlement by Native American peoples. In the 1830s about 40 families of the Mdewakanton band headed by Medicine Bottle moved from Kaposia (South St. Paul) to the northwestern part of Grey Cloud Island. The Treaties of 1837, by which the Dakota ceded their lands east of the Mississippi to the United States, required all Dakota villages be moved. Their houses were taken over by the families of fur traders. 

Today, Grey Cloud Island is a rural area with about 125 homes. Because of rising water levels, Grey Cloud Island consists of about 2,000 acres.

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