St. Johns County

St. Johns County School District holding teacher job fair next month

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. — St. Johns County needs teachers.

The district has 49,219 students enrolled in traditional schools for the current school year. This time last year, 46,675 students were enrolled.

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Kathy Hutchins is now the district’s associate superintendent for human resources, but, she cherishes her days as a first grade teacher when she first joined the district.

“Being with the kids really does energize you,” Hutchins said. “Watching them learn and watching them grow. It’s just the excitement of teaching and learning.”

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If you’ve ever thought about working in the classroom, the district wants you to consider attending its upcoming job fair.

“They just don’t know the pathway to get there, and believe it or not, it’s easier than you think,” Hutchins said.

The job fair is at Nease High School on Saturday, Feb. 25.

You can register for that now HERE.

At the link, you can also sign up for an interview time if you’re interested in teaching a specific subject area.

“If you have a love of working with kids and you have some background of a particular content area, whether it be science, whether it be math, whether it be social sciences, [English Language Arts], you’d be a great fit,” Hutchins said.

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Last year, teacher salaries started at $47,500. The district says it wants candidates who are good at building relationships.

“We’d like to get a head start on the 23-24 school year,” Hutchins said.

You can even opt for in-person or virtual interviews, and there will also be another fair on March 25.

Currently, the district has job openings that include 71 instructional and 140 non-instructional openings.