Sonoma County Office of Education

Job fair draws about 180 prospective teachers

03/12/2018 -

Candidates meet a school district at the job fairSCOE's third annual job fair for Sonoma County school districts seeking to hire teachers drew a large number of districts and teacher applicants on Saturday, March 2. SCOE hosted the one-of-a-kind opportunity to help districts find qualified teachers at a time when many school districts are struggling to do so, due to a statewide teacher shortage.

The event drew about 140 teachers, teaching candidates, and interns looking to work in Sonoma County Schools. Teacher candidates, including those in the North Coast School of Education's Be a Teacher program, expressed gratitude for the assistances in finding employment.

The applicants, who brought resumes, letters of recommendation, credentials, and other application materials were able to meet face-to-face with 16 hiring school districts and seriously discuss employment. In some cases, they sat down for one-on-one interviews with school administrators. They also had a chance to meet with nonprofit vendors who support teacher housing, transportation, and more.