Whole Educator

​At Tacoma Public Schools we believe all employees should be empowered to use professional judgment to deliver best practice that is flexible, relevant and meaningful.

We strive to create a culture and atmosphere where collegiality, respect, and candor are the norm.  That is the philosophy behind our Whole Educator model and the programs and benefits we offer to support our team members.

Whole Educator

District Benefits

Tacoma Public School employees are eligible for medical, prescription, dental and vision benefits, as well as life and disability insurance, group legal plan, employee assistance programs, financial wellness and more through our Sound Partnership. The Sound Partnership Board of Trustees is comprised of Tacoma School employees and union representatives; they work to select the most comprehensive and cost effective plans.

Whole Educator

Professional Development

Building a community of life-long learners doesn't stop with our students. Ongoing professional development is available across all departments and teams. Trainings are often designed and tailored specifically for our team members and with district goals in mind.

Whole Educator

Community Partnerships

Tacoma Public Schools are an integral part of our community, our student's success impacts all of us. We recognize that schools can't do it alone and invite community partners in to support both students and our team members.

Whole Educator

Professional Support

Our team members are our most valuable resources, when they have the support they need, they can better serve our students and our families. We are committed to helping each team member grow professionally and ensure they excel in the position that is the best fit for them.


Maintaining work/life balance enables each person one to be the best one can be for the benefit of the students. Balance includes social, emotional, financial, environmental, occupational, physical and intellectual health.