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KCPS needs you! Yes, YOU!   Schools & Education

Started Jul-2 by flaws72; 73 views.
flaws72

From: flaws72

Jul-2

Kent County Public Schools has several open teaching positions, please help spread the word!

At this time, they have openings in the following positions:

  • High School Science
  • High School Math
  • Middle School Math
  • Middle School English
  • Middle School Technology
  • Sixth Grade Science/English Language Arts
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Math Coordinator
  • Judy Center (Early Childhood) Coordinator

Please share and encourage any interested candidates to apply at the employment page for KCPS -

https://www.applitrack.com/kentk12md/onlineapp/default.aspx?all=1

or call Ed Silver in Human Resources directly at 410-778-7140 or via email at esilver@kent.k12.md.us.

Robert H (Hokie67)

From: Robert H (Hokie67)

Jul-2

Unfortunately... there's no silver lining here. There is a shortage of teaching candidates here, there and everywhere. The colleges just aren't producing enough grads to fill the needs as Baby Boomer teachers retire and Millenial teachers are leaving the profession. 

And then there is the problem in actually attracting young teachers to come to KCPS. It's just as tough to woo married candidates as it is single ones. Forget hiring minorities... as the men can name their price anywhere and the women are getting to that point. 

I believe the feds can help by developing a student loan forgiveness program that wipes out the debt as the student works in industries like; the military, law enforcement, firefighting, teaching, healthcare, etc for certain time periods.  

flaws72

From: flaws72

Jul-2

I believe that because our schools are Title 1 there is a student loan deferment incentive for teachers to at least 'start' their teaching careers in Kent County...we just need to figure out how to keep them in Kent County.

Robert H (Hokie67)

From: Robert H (Hokie67)

Jul-3

we just need to figure out how to keep them in Kent County.>>>>

This is the end game of the chicken and the egg game. Of immediate concern is how we can attract teachers... but immediately within that concern is how to keep them. It does seem like if we had the means to retain new teachers that would be a huge part of solving the hiring problem. 

I went through our rental inventory recently with a realtor and was underwhelmed by either the price (too high) of suitable rentals... or the condition/location (terrible) of the properties.  

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