Welcome to Human Resources

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

Ƶ 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.


Substitutes Needed

A sub helps kids in class

Join our team in Ƶ! 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 Ƶ and apply now!


Learn more about different jobs in Ƶ!

Principal Minh outside Alderwood
Our administrators work collaboratively to listen broadly, build relationships, provide support and leadership to deliver outstanding education across our district.
Paraeducator with student
Serve our district in impactful ways working with students or providing districtwide support in a variety of positions.
A food service staff outside the central kitchen
We believe the food we serve our kids is one of the most universal ways we show love to all our students.
Teacher with students at a table
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.
A coach with students in the gym playing volleyball
Help our students find their passions, develop new skills and further their educational development through athletics and a wide variety of clubs.








Employee Resource Groups

Employeeresource groups connect employees socially and professionally based on sharedidentities.These voluntary, employee-ledgroups foster communityconnectionswithindistrict.ERGs in Ƶ serve to improvework relationships and conditions throughadvocacy, support, and professional development in alignment with The Bellingham Promise.

Outcomes associated with employee resource groups include:

  • Increased feeling of belonging among staff.
  • Strengthened support systems for emotional, cultural, and leadership needs.
  • Advocacy and mentorship for scholars with similar identities.

Please visit our Employee Resource Groups web page for more details, including an overview of our active groups and information about creating new groups.

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 Cindy Thompson and we will direct you to the appropriate staff member.

Matthew Whitten

Assistant Superintendent

Cara Forhan

Executive Administrative Assistant

(360) 647-6811

Arionda Feeney

Executive Director

Cindy Thompson

Executive Administrative Assistant

(360) 676-2783

Contact Us

(360) 676-7766

The HR Team