The Bakersfield City School District is aiming to recruit more than 100 new teachers in both elementary, middle and middle school special education for the same grade levels.
BCSD Human Resources Director Matt Diggle said BCSD recognizes that it has been a difficult year for everyone, especially teachers who have had to adapt to virtual teaching. As they near their virtual job fair on February 20, the district wants candidates to know they are here to support them.
“We have a team mindset here at BCSD,” said Diggle.
The district expects staff to be back in the classroom this fall, but recognizes that this may change.
“There are so many things out of the district’s control, but to bring people back personally, we work closely with our teachers’ union to make sure everyone is safe,” said Diggle.
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Diggle added that teacher support doesn’t stop there. BCSD has a new teacher development department that supports the hiring of staff in the transition process. They also have two eligibility analysts to help teachers who are not eligible for an internship or who have credentials to get on their way to teaching in BCSD if they have a bachelor’s degree.
Since their job fair is virtual this year, Diggle stated that the way you approach the interview should be tailored to the platform.
“Be honest and open. Be ready to give your points and show yourself off pretty quickly, ”said Diggle. “Just understand that each interviewer you come into contact with has a maximum of 15 to 20 minutes.”
Most of all, he said, be prepared with a knowledge of the district and the location.
Diggle referred to the California Commission of Teacher Credentialing for more information on specific job requirements.
Interested parties should apply for their desired job before the job fair. According to Glassdoor, the base salary range for a BCSD teacher is between $ 66 and $ 85,000 per year.