Fall Recruitment Fair Scheduled at Ooltewah High
Posted on 11/01/2019
Photo of teacher helping students in classroomFall Recruitment Fair seeks top teaching talent for Hamilton County Schools

Are you looking for a place to make a difference for children or the community? A rewarding career may be awaiting you in a Hamilton County classroom. Hamilton County Schools kicks off the hiring season with the Fall Teacher Recruitment Fair on Wednesday, November 13, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Ooltewah High School, 6123 Mountain View Road, Ooltewah, TN. Principals at the event will look for potential new teachers for their interim positions in the schools for the second half of this school year, and teaching positions to begin next school year in the fall of 2020.

A high-quality teacher is the most important factor in a student’s success. That is why providing great teachers and leaders in our schools is a key action area in the district’s five-year action plan Future Ready 2023. Hamilton County Schools is seeking teachers whose impact will make a difference in the lives of children to prepare students for success in life after graduation.

“Our fall recruitment fair helps us to attract talented teachers to our schools,” said Keith Fogleman, chief talent officer for Hamilton County Schools. “Recruitment fairs are a great opportunity for new and experienced teachers interested in working in Hamilton County Schools to connect with our principals and learn how the school system supports teachers.”

Not only does Hamilton County Schools seek to attract new talent, but the district focuses on supporting talented teachers already in our classrooms. The district features the Teacher Academy that helps to get beginning teachers off to a great start. Hamilton County Schools developed a year-long support system for new teachers through the new Teacher Network that includes mentors to continue to support new professionals.

“Not only is Hamilton County Schools committed to recruiting and selecting top talent, but we are focused on retaining talented teachers with competitive rewards, first-class professional development, and opportunities to grow in their career,” added Fogleman.

Candidates interested in attending the event are encouraged to pre-register. Hamilton County Schools employs over 5,500 certified teachers and anticipates hiring approximately 300 teachers for the 2020-2021 school year.

About Hamilton County Schools:
Hamilton County Schools, the fastest improving school district in Tennessee, provides learning opportunities today to open doors to possibilities for the future for children, families, and the community. The school district is a Level 5 district for student academic growth and covers 576-square miles in southeastern Tennessee with a population of 357,738 residents. The 79 schools consist of Pre-K through grade twelve with just over 6,000 teachers and support personnel responsible for educating approximately 45,000 students. The Future Ready 2023 Action Plan drives the district and its schools to provide Future Ready students prepared for success after graduation. For more information, visit www.hcde.org and follow the school district on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.