Job fair draws about 180 prospective teachers
SCOE's second annual job fair for Sonoma County school districts seeking to hire teachers drew a large number of districts and teacher applicants on Saturday, March 11. 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 180 teachers, teaching candidates, and interns looking to work in Sonoma County Schools. Numerous districts reported hiring teachers at or shortly after the event.
The applicants, who brought resumes, letters of recommendation, credentials, and other application materials were able to meet face-to-face with 14 hiring school districts and seriously discuss employment. Numerous teachers were offered contracts on the spot.
The event was spearheaded by SCOE's Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Michael Juric. He encouraged teachers who attended to follow up by visiting school districts they were interested in to get an even better sense for the character of the district and the students served there. That way, when more job postings come online in April and May, they will have a good sense for where they'd like to apply.