Join our team and make a difference in the future of our students and community.

We are so pleased you are interested in joining our team at the Richland School District. Our staff enjoy some of the best salary and benefits packages in education in the Mid-Columbia area. Our district is committed to helping staff members take care of their families so they can focus on serving our students. Beyond benefits, we are immensely proud of the culture and community our staff has created at RSD. Come grow with us!

If you have questions or need assistance with your application, please call 509-967-6023 or email

Employee Benefits

Employment with the Richland School District comes with wonderful benefits, including:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision 
  • Retirement
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-term & Long-term disability
  • Vacation, sick and personal leave (based on employee group)
  • Health Savings Account
  • Tax Sheltered Annuity options 
  • Employee Assistance Program

Staff Spotlights

Read what our staff have to say about their jobs.

Helen DeConinck

“I like the culture, the family feel, the camaraderie.”

- Helen DeConinck, Paraeducator
River's Edge High School

 Jim Stickler

"I take pride in my work and make sure what I do, I do right."

- Jim Strickler, School Bus Mechanic

Anne Merrill

“The job can be challenging...but the challenges keep the job interesting. I never get bored.”

- Anne Merrill, Kitchen Manager
Jefferson Elementary

Steven Griffin

“I like that I can give my students real world problems and solutions from my time working in the tech industry,”

- Steven Griffin, Computer Science Teacher &  Football Coach
Carmichael Middle School

Mirza Gusic

“It’s all about teamwork. I rely on all my people to do the work, especially at night. We all work together.”

- Mirza Gusic, Building Foreman
Hanford High School

Tascina Penor

“The most rewarding part of my job is watching students achieve success after getting back on track.”

- Tascina Penor, School Psychologist
Leona Libby Middle School 

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Richland School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. This applies to all educational programs, extra-curricular activities, and employment.