SAN JOSE, CA – This Saturday, March 24, the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) will open its doors for a Teacher Recruitment Fair. This annual event is designed for credentialed teachers to meet with local school districts and charter schools who are hiring for the upcoming school year.
"While local school districts are dealing with declining enrollment, and many experienced teachers are being laid off, school districts are still hiring based on the needs of their student population. There is always a need for teachers who specialize in a specific subject matter, particularly math, science, English language learning, and Special Education," says Peter Daniels, Chief Public Affairs Officer. "Many teachers are nearing retirement age, yet we do not see as many new teachers entering the workforce, it is a constant struggle to deal with the rate of attrition, so there is always a need."
The Teacher Recruitment Fair provides a valuable opportunity for local districts to meet with potential candidates and fill those vacant positions before the 2018-19 school year begins.
To help inspire the next generation of great teachers, SCCOE has released the ninth episode of "Why I Teach" a short series of public service announcements featuring award-winning Santa Clara County teachers.
"There a lot of professions where you can make a difference, but I teach because I know that in the classroom, I am impacting someone's life directly. There is nothing like having that human connection when you are teaching and learning together because as a teacher it is not just me giving and teaching information to children. I am also learning from them too, this symbiotic beautiful thing that happens in the classroom between teacher and student should inspire everyone to think about becoming a teacher," says Eileen Kim of Summit-Tahoma High School.
The new PSA also features Patricia Pryor of Orchard Elementary and Sherry Moncrief of Marshall Lane Elementary.
If you are interested in attending the Teacher Recruitment Fair, please visit the SCCOE website.
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