The School District of Lee County is hosting Social Lee: Careers & Conversations, an informational event that will provide insight on teaching positions within the District, on Thursday, Jan. 20 in Fort Myers.
Ideal for prospective career-changers and working professionals, attendees will have the opportunity to meet District representatives, learn about the variety of career paths available and walk through the process of becoming certified to teach in Florida. Select candidates may also be offered an interview for potential employment.
Florida is one of 48 states that offer alternative routes to becoming a certified teacher. Individuals who already earned a bachelor’s degree in any field can become eligible for Florida teacher certification by passing a subject area exam in their area of expertise, completing additional coursework or enrolling in a teacher preparation program.
With a growing enrollment of more than 95,000 students and 120 schools, the District is looking to connect talented, high-energy educators with instructional vacancies for the upcoming school year. Positions are available across the District with a focus on high-demand positions like English, elementary education, science, math and special education, as well as for non-instructional positions including bus drivers and bilingual paraprofessionals.
Sponsored by Equitable Advisors, the Social Lee informational event will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20 at Cantina Laredo, located at 5200 Big Pine Way in Fort Myers. To register by Jan. 19, click here.
The District’s efforts to put “The Right Talent in the Right Place” means that new teachers will receive the support and necessary resources that will enable them to succeed upon entering the field of education. The School District of Lee County offers a competitive and comprehensive compensation plan for its employees with a starting salary of $47,300. Additional benefits and earning opportunities are also available via advanced degree supplement, summer school, athletic coaching and more. Upon hire, a personal benefits selection process will be made available to eligible employees.
To learn more about available career opportunities, visit www.LeeSchools.net/Careers.
About The School District of Lee County
Lee County Public Schools is the ninth-largest district in Florida and the 33rd largest district in the United States. The District educates more than 95,000 students in grades K-12 and is a model for others in the state and around the nation. With approximately 12,000 full- and part-time employees, the District is one of the county’s largest employers.