Lee County School District to hold virtual teacher recruitment event

Reporter: Tiffany Rizzo Writer: Nicholas Karsen
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Due to the teacher shortage, The Lee County School District is holding a virtual teacher recruitment event.

The school district is still in need of at least 200 people to occupy positions in elementary, middle and high schools.

The current teaching staff is overwhelmed due to an abundance of open positions. The teachers union says fewer teachers means more work at the same pay.

Brigette Rivette is a teacher in Lee County who hopes more people will be recruited during the event. Rivette, like many other teachers, are feeling overwhelmed due to the shortage.

“As everyone knows, there’s a teacher shortage,” Rivette said, “but I don’t think a lot of people know what that means, so a lot of the times we’re having to find coverage for different classrooms, or we’re getting extra kids put in our classrooms, which makes it really difficult for us to do our jobs, but soon more and more people are going to leave, and then the community is going to start feeling it because they won’t have any teachers to teach their kids.”

Principals and department hiring managers will be interviewing and hiring teachers, school counselors and instructional support professionals for the 2023-24 school year.

Positions available include English, elementary education, science, math and special education. Non-instructional positions are available as well.

The virtual recruitment event will be held from 5:30—7:30 p.m., Thursday. Registration is required before entry to the virtual event.

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