JONESBORO — Clayton County Public Schools is hiring for the upcoming school year.
The district is in need of more teachers in the classroom. Officials said certified and highly-qualified educators are particularly encouraged to apply for jobs with the district.
Organizers have planned a May 30 teacher jobs fair to be held in the Mundy’s Mill High cafeteria, 9652 Fayetteville Road in Jonesboro. The event will consist of two sessions — a morning session from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. and an afternoon session from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.
Applicants meeting minimum qualifications will have a bachelor’s degree or certification related to grade-level and content area as well as T4-T7 certification by the state of Georgia in education and content area specialization as required by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
There are positions in special education as well for severe profound intellectual disability-adapted classes and Moderate Intellectual Disability-adapted classes. There is a need for those specializing in educating speech and language-impaired, hearing-impaired, vision-impaired, orthopedically-impaired and autistic students.
Other needs are in the following content areas: math, science, social studies, language arts and foreign languages such as French and Spanish. There are spots for instructors in English for Speakers of Other Languages, JROTC, engineering and technology, computer technology, band or orchestra, dance, art and early childhood education.
Officials are looking for applicants for media specialist and in the Early Intervention Program.
They said all candidates should complete an online application at www.clayton.k12.ga.us.
Officials said that in order to gain entrance into the job fair, applicants must bring a copy of clear renewable teaching certificate or proof of enrollment in an approved certification program. Such proof includes a letter from program on letter head with the name of program with start and end date, transcripts and copies of all Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators scores.
Organizers said interviews will be conducted on site. No interviews will be conducted after time slots are full. Time slots are filled on a first come, first served basis.