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Fulton County Schools hosts successful mid-year hiring event

More than 220 certified teachers seek opportunities with the district

More than 220 teacher candidates recently attended Fulton County Schools’ (FCS) Mid-Year Job Fair at Langston Hughes High School. This recruiting event offered candidates an opportunity to learn about and interview for existing and future positions available in the Central and South Learning communities. These areas include the cities of Atlanta, College Park, East Point, Fairburn, Hapeville, Palmetto, Sandy Springs and Union City.

“Despite a cold and wet morning, we were elated that we had a strong turnout of teacher candidates,” said South Learning Community Area Executive Director Kirk Sykes.

Arthur Mills, Executive Director of Talent Management and Organizational Strategy added, “The turnout confirmed that Fulton County Schools continues to be a career destination of choice for mission-driven educators.” Using the event hashtag, also a coined motto of the talent department, he noted, “Highly engaged school leaders and teams were present to make those all-important first impressions that will lead more metro Atlanta top talent to #ComeHomeToFulton.”

School leaders from each learning community were available to meet and interview certified teacher applicants who ranged from recent graduates to experienced teachers interested in transferring internally. Candidates new to Fulton County were in attendance also. In addition, the fair gave potential applicants a chance to meet district leaders, discover how FCS supports and hires teachers, and become familiar with Fulton’s salaries and benefits. Representatives from professional organizations also were on hand to support prospective employees. A plentiful amount of hiring recommendations are already in process as schools complete important follow-up conversations with strong candidates. The talent department expects to fill close to 25 mid-year positions across the South, Achievement Zone and Central Learning Communities – while building many relationships – in advance of next school year’s hiring.

“The December Mid-Year Hiring Event is another example of how Fulton is implementing new strategies to attract more experienced and highly effective teachers to Fulton classrooms.”

The next recruiting event will be Saturday, April 20, 2019.

 

Maureen Lilly
Asa Hilliard Elementary School Principal Maureen Lilly interviews a teacher candidate at the hiring event.

 

Westlake High School Principal Jamar Robinson (center) speaks with his leadership team (l–r) Assistant Principals Tosha Olive
Westlake High School Principal Jamar Robinson (center) speaks with his leadership team (l–r) Assistant Principals Tosha Oliver, Dr. Triaka Larry and Brian King