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School District of Lee County to host 2016 Spring Teacher Recruitment Fair

The School District of Lee County is hosting its 2016 Spring Teacher Recruitment Fair for future District employees on Thursday, April 28 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lee County Public Education Center, 2855 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. Those interested in receiving an invitation to the fair can register on the School District of Lee County website at www.leeschools.net/teacher-recruitment-fair to the “Teacher Recruitment Fair for Future Employees” vacancy, using Job ID 20160420. Registration must be completed by April 15. All eligible candidates will receive an email invitation to attend the event by April 19, and must RSVP by April 25.

The School District of Lee County will host a separate event for current District employees on Thursday, April 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. Current District employees interested in applying for new teaching positions are asked to log on to their private PeopleSoft account on the School District of Lee County website and select the “Teacher Recruitment Fair for Current Employees” vacancy, using Job ID 20160419.

The District is currently hiring to fill a range of teaching positions, including elementary teachers for grades K-5, special education teachers, science and mathematics teachers, and reading and language arts teachers. For current listings, visit the District’s career page at www.leeschools.net/careers. Representatives from schools throughout Lee County will be in attendance to conduct interviews, and will be hiring for the 2016-2017 school year. Potential educators are encouraged to arrange interviews in advance; a list of participating schools will be available on www.leeschools.net/teacher-recruitment-fair prior to the event. Candidates are asked to come prepared with a supply of resumes, copies of letters of reference, copies of teaching certificate or statement of eligibility, and a general idea of preferred schools.

Necessary qualifications include bachelor’s degree or higher, valid Florida teacher certification covering appropriate area of responsibility, demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communication, demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups and experience with industry-standard computer applications. Alternatives to these qualifications are permitted as the Lee County School Board finds appropriate and acceptable.

The School District of Lee County serves more than 93,000 students in 96 schools and is the ninth-largest school district in Florida. Located on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, the District serves Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Cape Coral, Sanibel and Captiva Islands, Pine Island, Bonita Springs, Lehigh Acres and Alva. People come from all over the world to enjoy Lee County’s beautiful beaches, boating, fishing, watersports and nature attractions. Most importantly, Lee County is a community of people who care about the education of children.

The School District of Lee County provides competitive benefits, and continuing education opportunities are available at Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida SouthWestern State College and other local colleges and universities. The District includes a Microsoft Certified High School, Dunbar High School; a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, The Sanibel School; and one of the top International Baccalaureate High Schools in the world, Fort Myers High School.

For more information about the 2016 Spring Teacher Recruitment Fair for future District employees, call 239-337-8640, email careers@leeschools.net or visit www.leeschools.net/teacher-recruitment-fair.

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 93,000 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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