Teachers interested in working for the Bartow County School System have an excellent opportunity to get their foot in the door this month.
The school district is hosting its second annual Educator Job Fair Tuesday, March 28, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bartow County College and Career Academy at 738 Grassdale Road in Cartersville.
Both new and experienced teachers in all subject areas and grade levels will have the chance to interact with each school’s administrators as well as staff members in instructional support programs and departments like special education, gifted, career technology and English to Speakers of Other Languages.
“We will still utilize our normal screening and interviewing processes to determine hires,” said Macy Defnall, chief human resources and operations officer for the school system.
“The job fair enables us to have meet-and-greets in person with interested candidates as opposed to streaming through hundreds of applications. If a person chooses to come to our fair, it shows us a real interest in being in our school system, and from this point, the principals will/may set up formal interviews to determine a recommendation to hire.”
The number of teachers the system is looking to hire is “still to be determined,” Defnall said.
“Typically, we average 75 to 100 over the course of the entire hiring season,” she said.
Candidates must meet certification requirements necessary for the position they are seeking — elementary education, secondary math and science, foreign language, speech language pathology, etc. — and be eligible for certification as issued by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, Defnall said.
They also should bring their resume and certification eligibility or the certificate itself.
Pre-registration is required, and the deadline is Monday, March 27, at noon.
More than 100 educators have registered already for the fair, Defnall said.
Visit www.bartow.k12.ga.us to access the online registration form.
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