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Florida school district to recruit teachers at Appalachian State’s job fair on Oct. 3

The School District of Lee County, located in sunny Southwest Florida, will be participating in Appalachian State University’s Internship and Career Fair on Oct. 3.

Headquartered in Fort Myers, the School District of Lee County educates nearly 95,000 students and is the 33rd-largest school district in America. Lee County schools are recruiting prospective teachers and educational support staff.

The Internship and Career Fair is open to all Appalachian State students and alumni, and runs from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the Holmes Convocation Center, 111 Rivers St. in Boone, North Carolina. More than 130 employers have confirmed their attendance and represent a variety of businesses, nonprofit organizations, healthcare groups and government agencies. Attendees are expected to dress professionally and bring copies of their resume. Additional information is available online at Careers.AppState.edu/CareerFest.

The School District of Lee County is hiring for the current 2018-19 school year, as well as evaluating candidates for potential employment in 2019-20. A variety of teaching positions are available for grades K-5, special education, science, mathematics, reading and language arts. A complete listing of up-to-date career opportunities is posted online at LeeSchools.net/Careers.

The School District of Lee County’s efforts to put “The Right Talent in the Right Place” means that new teachers will receive the support and necessary resources that will enable them to succeed upon entering the field of education. The District offers a competitive and comprehensive compensation plan for its employees, and the starting compensation package of $52,984 for teachers encompasses salary, medical coverage and life insurance, pension and investment plan contributions, and social security and Medicare employer contributions. A relocation bonus may be available to assist with moving to the area. Additional benefits and earning opportunities are also available via advanced degree supplement, summer school, athletic coaching and more. Upon hire, a personal benefits selection process will be made available to eligible employees.

For more information on applying to The School District of Lee County, please call 239-337-8640 or email careers@leeschools.net.

About the School District of Lee County

Lee County Public Schools is the ninth-largest district in Florida and the 33rd-largest district in the United States. The District educates more than 95,000 students in grades K-12 and is a model for others in the state and around the nation. With approximately 10,000 full- and part-time employees, the District is one of the county’s largest employers. As the District builds new schools and renovates and expands existing facilities to accommodate the unprecedented growth experienced in the last several years, the District has become one of Southwest Florida’s largest developers.

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