Education

Published on February 13th, 2018 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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Hundreds of ambitious future educators attend Teacher Recruitment event for District Five

Photo caption: A job seeker (left) meets with Dutch Fork Elementary School principal Julius Scott. 

IRMO – More than 350 job seekers aiming to work in Lexington-Richland School District Five attended a Teacher Recruitment Event.

The annual event at Irmo Middle School drew in candidates from a variety of universities and states across the country, some as far as California.

Winnie Brown, Director of Personnel, said, “It is a great annual event that allows us the opportunity to speak with great educators. Children are going to be served. Children are going to become successful – and that is what is very important to us, the academic success of our students and having those great teachers in our school. For that aspiring educators first job and having that sense of belonging, I think that is what this district offers them.”

Each applicant completed an application through South Carolina’s Online Educator Employment System. Those in attendance had the opportunity to speak with teachers and administrative staff within the District.

“You can definitely feel people’s passion and the genuine commitment to their education,” said Dutch Fork Middle School principal Vernon Sava. “The profession of teaching is so important and a day like this is so critical for our district.”

Each year the event has grown in the number of participants and this year had one of the largest number of attendees.

“The landscape of teacher recruitment has changed dramatically over the last several years; it’s about putting our best foot forward,” said Chief Human Resource Officer Dr. Allison Jacques. “It’s about showing potential candidates what opportunities exist. It’s a great opportunity to shine and to look for that best fit. A great teacher is one who is committed to students, who is passionate about growing that student, and willing to meet those students social, emotional and academic needs. We look for a person who is a team player and ready to be a part of that school community.”

 

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