Work Adjustment

Welcome to the Work Adjustment website for the Edmonds School District!

The Work Adjustment and Experience Program provides vocational and work experience opportunities for students enrolled in the Life Skills (Intensive Academic Support) Program. Students receive individualized vocational training and assessments to provide information for educational, vocational, and transition planning. Students are evaluated and observed by using hands-on tasks that assess attention, coordination, ability to follow verbal and written directions, response to supervision, and learning style. Students are then trained in work-related skill sets to prepare them for successful job placements in the community, where they experience real employment conditions and develop positive work-related attitudes, skills, and behaviors.

Work Adjustment has implemented a modified STEM component to our work rotation which provides hands-on experience with materials such as mechanical construction, reading drawings, robotics, electric circuits, and programming (STEM is Science Technology Engineering and Math). This program provides students who do not have access to traditional STEM programs the opportunity to gain skills in this high-demand career field.

Our program also provides support to care givers in the form of education about agencies that can aid in the transition to a more independent life for students (see Resources for Families and Caregivers).

We are located on the Old Woodway High School Campus. Students spend one half of their day her e at our program, either in the morning or afternoon, and are then bused home or back to their respective high schools.

Contact our office with any questions, requests for additional information or to arrange a tour.

Supervisor: Sue Daniels 425-431-7400 Teacher: Ann Keppler

Paraeducators: Susan Mazzawi, Jola Stevenson, Sharon Kulseth, Nadine Smith, Leslie Wilkie