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TPS launches teacher recruitment efforts for 2018-19 school year

Posted at 3:32 PM, Feb 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-07 06:32:59-05

TULSA -- Tulsa Public Schools' will hold a job fair on Saturday with the hopes of recruiting teachers for the 2018-19 school year. 

The district will be looking to hire career teachers and early to mid-year professionals looking to change fields at the fair, which will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the TPS building at 3027 South New Haven Avenue.

“As we continue to grapple with our state teacher shortage, Tulsa Public Schools is focusing not only on hiring seasoned educators, but also on training and developing new teachers in our first cohort of the Tulsa Teachers Corps,” said Chief Talent and Learning Officer Devin Fletcher.

The district has also launched the Tulsa Teacher Corps, a teacher development program funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education. Corps members will take part in a five-week hands-on training program during summer 2018. 

“We’re excited to be able to offer this innovative pathway to the classroom where new educators will benefit from the guidance and expertise of teacher leaders in our district,” said Fletcher.

Qualified applicants must hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and be able to pass a criminal background check. At the recruitment event, officials will also provide information on the educator certification process. 

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