A Shopping List for Teachers and Districts
Teachers, you are looking for:
- A good fit
- Professional development opportunities
- Technology integration
- Program specifics
- Individual interests
- A place to make a difference
How do you get there?
- Attend job fairs
- Ask questions during job fairs, at the interview and follow up
- Be prepared for your interview: take a resume and supporting documentation
- Make connections through your College or University and your current/previous employers and experiences
- Talk with your peers, practice interviewing, make the move together
- Add additional endorsements to be more marketable
- What do I want?
- Where do I see myself?
- Am I willing to move?
- How did my interview go and what can I improve upon?
- Who, besides myself, is going to help me be successful?
- Why did I become a teacher? (Have that information ready in a quick 3-5 minute speech that you could give anywhere - you never know when you will run into someone that will ask)
Districts, you know what you need and want. How do you get there?
- Partnerships with other local and out of state districts
- Partnerships with local and out of state colleges and universities, for hiring and for current employees
- Offer great opportunities for teachers: professional development, tuition assistance, grow-your-own programs (Teacher Cadet program or special education program cohorts for paraprofessionals), hiring bonuses, district/school tours, in-district job fairs, greater presence on social media. . . there are endless possibilities to find the just right balance of opportunities for each district
To Teachers and Districts: Always carry business cards/resume-- you may find your perfect match during your next shopping trip.
Certified Recruitment and Retention Administrator
Adams12 Five Star Schools