Charles County Public Schools hosted a systemwide job fair on Thursday, July 31 at La Plata High School. More than 115 interested teacher candidates registered in advance to attend for a chance to meet with school administrators in hopes of securing a position for the coming school year.
Administrators from a majority of Charles County’s 36 public schools and centers met with 106 teacher candidates during the fair to conduct interviews for vacancies at their schools. Prior to the job fair, vacancies ranged in areas from early childhood education and mathematics, to science, special education and foreign language positions. According to Lori Gibson, a specialist with the Charles County Public Schools office of human resources, nearly 90 percent of prior vacancies were filled as a result of the job fair.
This year’s fair was advertised by Charles County Public Schools in a number of ways: through the school system website, www.ccboe.com; on the district Twitter page, www.twitter.com/ccps or @ccps on Twitter; through the Superintendent of School’s Dr. Kimberly Hill’s Twitter account, @ccpssupt and through e-mail notification. Additional teacher recruitment activities included online and newspaper advertisements, as well as job fairs hosted out-of-state throughout the school year.
Charles County Public Schools last hosted a systemwide job fair for interested teacher candidates in 2008. All job openings are posted on the school system website at http://www.ccboe.com/jobs/currentopenings.php throughout the year. Vacancies are also highlighted in the staff newsletter posted at http://www.ccboe.com/newsletter.php.
Charles County Public Schools provides 26,500 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 35 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.
The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Pamela K. Murphy, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.