Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman is encouraging candidates interested in working in Arizona public schools to attend the first-ever statewide Arizona Education Virtual Job Fair on Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (MST), hosted by the Exceptional Student Services Section of the Arizona Department of Education (ADE).
“The past year has been a tremendous struggle for many Arizona students, but through the support of highly qualified teachers, many students have continued to succeed in the classroom,” said Superintendent Hoffman. “We know that schools only function with the hard work of our teachers and school staff. This year especially, we have seen a devastating number of teachers leave the profession. Events such as these job fairs are incredible opportunities to not only find a job, but a new community of professional support within Arizona’s public schools.”
Currently, 110 public districts, charters, and Bureau of Indian Education schools and approximately 1,500 candidates are registered to attend the job fair. Job seekers will be able to search for available positions, upload their resume, visit employer booths to chat with employers via text, audio, and/or video, and find out more about the communities and schools. The attending schools will be able to issue letters of intent and job offers to prospective teachers, pending background checks. Representatives from ADE’s Certification Section will also be online to counsel attendees on becoming a certified teacher in Arizona.
“I am hopeful this event will offer potential educators the opportunity to leave with an excellent job and an opportunity to have a profound impact on their community and their future students,” said Superintendent Hoffman.
To register or learn more about the Arizona Education Virtual Job Fair, please visit www.azeducationjobfair.com.