DPS to host final Teacher Career Fair May 22 to fill open positions for 2014-15 school year

Teacher Career Fair_King_May22Concluding a three-part series of career fairs, Detroit Public Schools will host its final Teacher Career Fair for the current academic school year on Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 4-7 p.m. at M.L. King High School, 3200 E. Lafayette St.

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The event is being held in anticipation of retirements and separations, and aims to recruit high-quality educators at all grade levels for the 2014-2015 school year. To date, the district has held two Teacher Career Fairs in 2014. Current teachers employed by the district and applicants who attended the February 7 and April 30 events do not need to attend the final fair.

“The district has been able to gain an ample supply of qualified candidates from the first two events,” said Gwendolyn A. de Jongh, Esq., Chief Human Resources and Labor Relations Officer. “We are still looking to fill the pipeline and build upon the district’s current talent acquisition pool.”

On-site interviews will take place at the fair. There are a limited number of opportunities for immediate placement. The positions are open as a result of a new employee severance plan offered to current DPS teachers. Among the available teaching positions is arts education, which aligns with a key initiative of the district’s new five-year Strategic Plan—bringing arts and music programs back to all DPS elementary/middle schools.

Applications are being accepted for ALL teaching positions. However, there is a critical need in art, special education and bilingual instruction.

Candidates interested in filling any teaching position must visit http://detroitk12.org/employment/ and complete an online application for the appropriate job posting in order to be admitted to the Teacher Career Fair. Applicants can also call (313) 873-6897 or (313) 240-4377 for more details.

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