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The School District of Lee County to participate in Great Florida Teach-In on April 8

The School District of Lee County will be participating in the Great Florida Teach-In, a statewide job fair for teachers and future educators being held April 8 in Orlando.

Headquartered in Fort Myers, The School District of Lee County anticipates hiring several hundred new teachers for the 2019-20 academic year. The School District will be filling teaching positions at the elementary, middle and high school levels, with a focus on hiring special education, elementary education, school counselors, science, mathematics, reading and language arts instructors.

The Great Florida Teach-In is an annual job fair presented by the Florida Department of Education’s Bureau of Educator Recruitment, Development and Retention. Twenty-nine Florida school districts have confirmed their attendance, as well as Florida Virtual School and nearly 50 charter schools. With a growing enrollment of more than 96,000 students and 120 schools, Lee County is among the largest school districts in the state and nation.

The Great Florida Teach-In will be held Monday, April 8 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive, 8001 International Drive in Orlando. Pre-registration is recommended through Teachers-Teachers.com.

On-site registration and check-in will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Doors open to attendees at 8:30 a.m. and close at 1 p.m., and interviews will continue until 4 p.m.

Fair organizers highly recommend that attendees already have a valid professional certificate from Florida or another state, but the fair is open to anyone, including education majors nearing graduation and professionals pursuing alternatives to licensure. Department of Education staff will be available to answer questions about certification.

For more information about the Great Florida Teach-In, please visit FLDOE.org/teaching/recruitment/job-fairs.stml.

Prospective candidates for employment in Lee County can review a complete, up-to-date listing of career opportunities 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 about teaching positions in Lee County, please call 239-337-8147.

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 96,000 students in grades K-12 and is a model for others in the state and around the nation. With approximately 12,000 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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