On Saturday, March 5, Anne Arundel Public Schools will host a virtual Teacher Diversity Job Fair in an effort to attract more diverse future educators.
According to the Baltimore Sun, the virtual fair is “To work toward the strategic goal of recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce that will raise student engagement and achievement, Anne Arundel schools will hold a virtual Teacher Diversity Job Fair Saturday to connect with future educators.”
This year’s event is specifically aimed at “bringing in more job candidates from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups, men interested in elementary or early childhood education, and those with backgrounds in math, science or other hard-to-fill subject areas.”
In addition to the March 5 virtual job fair, AACPS is recruiting teachers from Puerto Rico to increase the school system’s staff of Spanish speakers.
Candidates interested in attending the job fair must meet one of the following criteria:
- Professionally certified educators from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups*
- Male educators professionally certified in elementary or early childhood education
- Candidates with a background or degree in a hard to fill area (i.e. Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Technology Education, Special Education, Elementary Education, ESOL, English, Spanish and American Sign Language)
- Current AACPS Student Interns pursuing certification in the following areas: (Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, English/ Language Arts, Social Studies/History, Mathematics, Science, Technology Education, and Spanish)
AACPS held a similar virtual event last year, which attracted about 200 candidates.