The Richmond County School System will hold its annual teacher recruitment fair this month in hopes of filling vacancies, especially in critical areas such
as special education and math.
Human resources coordinator Tausha Gresham said it’s too early to estimate how many teaching positions are available, but she said all qualified candidates should apply.
Before announcing a number, the district has to figure out in budgeting how many positions will be frozen or remain unfilled.
“Each year with class sizes being different, our budget numbers have changed. ... We’re still in the process of doing the allocations,” Gresham said.
The upcoming recruitment fair is a way to put employers face to face with applicants in a school setting.
Gresham said at least one representative from each school will be at the fair, and many principals will schedule interviews on-site.
The district asks that candidates bring résumés, copies of teaching certifications and portfolios.
Students who will complete degrees in the summer are also urged to apply.
The recruitment fair is one of several ways the school system scouts new teachers. Gresham said the human resources department also travels to job fairs around the state, advertises in print media and on the district’s Web site, and reaches people by word of mouth.