Hillsboro School District – Why Work For Us?


HSD – Why Work for Us?

Hillsboro School District is more than a place to teach and work. We explore, we inspire, and we strive for excellence. We are a place where we value shared leadership, equity and opportunity. It’s not just about standards and curriculum, it’s about a foundation of relationships, collaboration, support, respect and growth at all levels – from our youngest kindergartners to our administrators to our school board.

We act on our belief that every child and every staff member can achieve success at HSD. We are a place where everyone has a voice in executing our mission and the drive to make innovation and excellence happen. We are a place where professional and personal pride is inherent in what we do.

Come join us.


At Hillsboro School District, “shared leadership” means everyone has a voice in decision-making and a role in our mission. We believe that diversity of opinion provides inspiration and ignites innovation. We embrace collaboration and foster relationships where people are respected and honored for their knowledge and experience. And, we find that leaders can come in different forms – from those heading specific projects to those who provide their content expertise.

In the end, we believe that shared leadership leads to achievement of excellence.


We don’t just embrace equity, we live it. It’s a core belief of our organization that all colors, all cultures, all identities, and all abilities make us stronger. We believe that diversity, connections and inclusion build awareness and understanding. We strive to have our employees mirror the diversity in our community and continue to work toward that goal.



We are a place to inspire and be inspired, to innovate and to grow. We explore and push the boundaries of what can be done. Professional and personal potential becomes realized through ongoing support and development, and with assignments that stimulate the growth of mind and skills. Advancement opportunities are available to those with the drive and motivation to achieve and succeed. And we believe the best candidates to fill open positions are most often already in our employ.


Proud to be...HSD!

Pride is an important part of how we operate. It’s what drives our success. In their own words, here is what people say makes them proud to be HSD:

  • Scott Satterlee (parent, staff member, community member): I am proud because the community of educators is committed to providing the best possible education to every student in the district.
  • Sonia Lugo-Estrada (dual language teacher, Minter Bridge Elementary): There is a lot of support for new teachers and ongoing training for the staff.
  • Grant Corliss (HSD alumnus, past principal - Witch Hazel Elementary, Excecutive Director of Elementary Education): We have the best teachers and support staff one could ask for and it can be seen every day in our schools.
  • Shannon Lusk (HSD alumna, teacher, Mooberry Elementary): HSD is truly a community. … My high school experience at Liberty was filled with experiences that represented mutual respect and trust among students and teachers. Leadership, positivity, dedication and kindness for all was encouraged and modeled daily. It is because I had such a positive experience as a student in the Hillsboro School District that I chose to return to Hillsboro … to teach students.

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    Culture! The people! Our superintendent, upper management who wants the best for all, fair hiring practices, the ability to grow and apply for new positions, problem solving teamwork, benefit coverage options. I value the bonds formed in each school and office I've worked in - hard working people!


    Working on a tight budget that is out of our control. Benefits, teacher ratio to students, resources, pay increases are not what they used to be and often hard to come by. But this is not a district issue. This is a state and nation wide reality. If you truly have a heart for teaching/serving kids, parents and staff in your community, you sign on knowing and accepting these challenges, while continuing to work together striving for better.

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Website hsd.k12.or.us
Headquarters Hillsboro, OR
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Type School / School District
Industry Education

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