Local Recruiting Fair Seeks Teachers For Hamilton County Schools

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Hamilton County Schools constantly seeks high-quality teachers to work with the children in its schools and those efforts take system representatives far and wide to find the very best, said officials.  To focus on teaching talent closer to home, a special recruiting fair is planned for Monday, Dec. 11, to provide opportunities for teachers in Chattanooga, North Georgia and North Alabama to connect with school principals about future openings. 

The recruitment fair will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11, at East Ridge Elementary.  Principals from each school in Hamilton County will be at the fair with information about spring openings for this school year and possible teaching positions needed for the 2018-2019 school year.   

“We invite great teachers to find their hometown in the scenic city of Chattanooga,” said Erin Harrell, recruitment and field experience coordinator for Hamilton County Schools. “Chattanooga is a great place to live, work and play and is a good compliment to our excellent school system in attracting quality teachers.”  System recruiters regularly share with potential teachers that Chattanooga was awarded Outside Magazine’s “Best Town Ever” and is recognized nationally as a top city for entrepreneurs.   

The Tennessee Valley is also a place for teachers to grow their careers with local leadership opportunities found with the Teacherpreneur Incubator, Fund for Teachers, and STEM Fellows.  With more than 80 schools in Hamilton County ranging from urban to rural or suburban, teachers can find their perfect fit.  Teachers can also learn more about Hamilton County’s new Opportunity Zone at the recruitment fair and how working there can allow a teacher to be a catalyst for incredible learning and growth in the life of a child. 

“Every year we hire nearly 300 teachers, and we are seeking talented teachers locally, regionally, and nationally who are committed to student success and their own professional learning,” Ms. Harrell said. “This recruitment fair is the opportunity for experienced teachers and teacher candidates to meet with our principals about upcoming positions and start networking for upcoming teacher openings.”  

If planning to attend the recruitment fair, register for the event at http://bit.ly/2iruRp6  

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