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RCSD hosts job fair to fill teacher roles

Feb 10, 2018

The Rochester City School District is hosting a major hiring event Saturday to bring new educators, social workers and counselors in for the next school year.

Officials will interview all interested prospective employees from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Central Office in downtown Rochester. 

The job fair is primarily for District leaders to hire new teachers, but counselors, social workers and special education instructors are also welcome to apply. 

“Every year we are trying to anticipate people retiring, people deciding to move out of state, and as a result we are looking for qualified people who are mission driven and this is something that’s important," said Carlos Garcia, a District spokesperson. He says being "mission-driven" is particularly crucial to Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams. 

More than 80 people have pre-registered but Garcia says they encourage walk-ins as well. District leaders ask that you bring a resume, certifications and other employability documents to the fair. While most positions are for the next school year, Garcia says top applicants could be hired on the spot. 

But he has a warning for all applicants: “If you think this is going to be a cake walk or a private school type of situation, it’s not.  We’re looking for committed individuals who are looking to teach in an urban setting.”

Garcia says District students have high needs and all applicants should not only be aware of this, but have ideas to help students when interviewing.

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