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Georgia Schools: Increasing Their Recruitment Efforts for Substitute Teachers

Georgia School Jobs

The schools in many parts of Georgia, including Decatur, are now enhancing their recruitment efforts to get more substitute teachers on board to manage the ongoing shortage of teaching staff. Multiple city schools in Decatur have recruited 11 full-time substitutes to handle the lack of substitute teachers within the district. The school board also approved the request for funding made at the personnel report. The provisions made at the mid-year budget amendments have led to an increase in the general fund by $443,000. These substitute teachers work every single day to ensure that the classrooms have teachers when their primary teachers are not present. The school management had to manage some funds from the general fund for paying salaries of the substitute teachers since it can be hard for the schools to get substitute teachers.

Nowadays, several; schools are focusing on getting substitute teachers for the classes to maintain the steady availability of these teachers. The truth is there has been a shortage of substitute teachers across the country. Hence, all the states across the country have been affected by that. Many substitute teachers love working in the schools in Decatur since this region has an excellent schooling system. However, even though there are a huge number of non-substitute teachers, there is still a dearth of sufficient numbers of substitute teachers right now in Georgia and other parts of the country. To encourage new substitute teachers to come and join the schools, the district of Decatur has now decided to pay $25 as an additional amount to the substitute teachers to make them feel enthusiastic to join the schools.

The district of Decatur has now chosen to recruit 12 full-time substitutes. Hence, these substitutes will be recruited to teach at the elementary schools. There are also two for the high schools and the middle schools. The overall budget meant for covering the cost of the substitute teachers is $288,000. This total expenditure is included in the FY22 budget. The amendments in the budget include a request of about $75,000. It is to manage the expenses for the PPE supplies for the rest of the year. The recent budget didn’t have the provisions for additional personal protective equipment as inventory for the PPE products is now dwindling. The need for PPRE products like filters and face masks has escalated. Such factors have also made it mandatory for the school management to work with a bigger budget to get new substitute teachers.

Multiple districts in Georgia now realize that to ensure the local schooling system work effectively, it is essential to make provisions in the budget so that more substitute teachers get hired. The so-called substitute teachers are now looking to find financially rewarding jobs that suit their needs properly. Currently, several school organizations in the state of Georgia are trying to do some research that can provide them with valuable data. This data can help improve the functional aspects of the teaching faculty.

Phoenix Teacher Job Fair April 18, 2019

Over 20 Schools will be recruiting at our Teacher Job Fair in Phoenix on April 18, 2019

Date: 4.18.19 Time: 12:30 to 3:30 pm

Location: Radisson Hotel Phoenix Airport
427 N 44th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Bring copies of your resumes with you to the event. Dress for interviews.
Parking at hotel and nearby public transportation.

Detroit Public Schools Teacher Shortage

Detroit Public Schools Teacher Shortage

Over 300 Teacher Jobs need to be filled for the 2017-2018 School Year

Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti announced this week that there are still 340 teacher vacancies — 243 in general education and 97 special education openings — The district employs about 3K teachers.

Five Questions to Ask Before Landing an International Teaching Job

International Teacher Jobs

With globalization on the rise, and the increasing importance of English in the business world, foreign governments and NGOs are realizing the immense benefits of having native English teachers in their schools. While teaching English is not the only way to score an International Teaching Job, it is by far the most popular. Teaching English is a great opportunity for young Americans to travel, experience new cultures, share their perspectives, and do it at little to no cost (or in some cases, even at a profit!) However, many people who move abroad to teach may find the reality of their position is nowhere near what they were expecting. That’s why it is a good idea to know exactly what you are getting into before you buy your plane ticket, so here are a few questions you should ask up front before accepting a position.

1. How many hours will I be expected to work?
This may seem obvious, but you would be surprised how many people show up at a job placement expecting to work a few hours a day, and have the majority of the time to themselves. This may be the case in certain placements, but many placements will expect you to be a full time employee at the school. Depending on workplace culture, you may also be expected to stay late or work weekends. Make sure to check exactly what the school or company expects of you, and be willing to be flexible with your schedule if the need arises.

2. What is my role in the classroom?
Depending on what qualifications you have, some jobs might expect you to take on the role of head teacher. You might be expected to plan lessons, make seating charts, or even decide on a curriculum! If you have the right qualifications, these jobs might afford you an opportunity to stay abroad for a longer period of time, and will probably come with some nice incentives. On the other hand, most English teaching jobs you will find will most likely be for assistant teachers. This is true of private companies as well as programs like the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET) or Fulbright Scholarships. In these positions you will most likely be paired up with a native teacher, and you will assist the class. The responsibilities for an assistant vary from being a human tape recorder (Please repeat after me), to designing activities and cultural lessons for the class. Make sure you understand what your role will be, ensure you are adequately prepared.

3. What are my financial obligations?
Moving abroad is costly, but some companies or schools will try to make it easier on you by taking care of some of the startup costs. Some programs might reimburse your plane ticket, or subsidize your room and board while you are abroad. Other programs may expect you to front the whole bill, including plane tickets, room and board, and supplies for teaching. It is important for you to be prepared, because once you are abroad, financing options are limited.

4. What are my legal requirements?
If a school or company is hiring you to teach English abroad, they SHOULD sponsor a visa and help you with immigration documentation. That being said, it is still a good idea to ask if you need to apply for the Visa, what documentation you need to provide, and whether or not there are any fees attached. Once you arrive, you should check if there is any additional paperwork you need to fill out, such as tax documents. You may also need/want to open a bank account so you don’t have to deal with foreign transaction fees. It is also a good idea to ask whether you need to purchase any kind of insurance, or if it is provided by the organization hiring you.

5. What do you do for fun?
Besides knowing the logistics of moving to a foreign country and your job, it is also important to remember it is OK, in fact, it is encouraged to have a life outside of your job. Ask about what kinds of community organizations, entertainment options, or cultural events you might be able to participate in. Ask about ways you to learn the native language, whether or not you will need a car to get around, and how much support the school will offer you outside of working hours. If you are nervous about living abroad, it can be comforting to know if there are other foreigners in your area you could talk to, so ask about organizations for expats in the area. Above all, make sure you are confident you will be able to make a few friends, even if they are also teachers at your school. Being abroad can be an extremely lonely experience, but if you are willing to put the effort in, you will make lifelong friends.

Whether you want to spend a year travelling after college, or you are ready to make a permanent move abroad, teaching English can open up a world of opportunities (Literally!). Make sure you have all the information, and you will surely find a placement or a country to fit your needs!

To view international teacher jobs visit for open positions or attend our teacher job fairs and meet with international schools recruiting.



TEACHERJOBFAIRS.ORG is proud to announce the Chicago Teacher Job Fair. celebrates its Sixth Year of having this event in Chicago. began the year with its first fair of the year in Los Angeles on February 15, 2017 which drew over 185 teacher attendees. For the Chicago event, employers include School Districts from Illinois as well as from across the US and as far away as Alaska.

“We are excited that this is our sixth year of having this event in Chicago. It is the largest non-University hosted teacher recruitment event in Chicago. We take pride in providing the best venues for school employers across the US to find the best teaching talent that our country has to offer.” states CEO Christopher Dugan. “With our national teacher network of over three hundred and thirty seven thousand members, we offer our school clients the ideal integrated recruitment platform to connect with the teaching talent that they desire and need.” Mr. Dugan also states, “We continue to introduce many unique products and services in the social media and digital spaces most recently with the advent of our You Tube Channel. The You Tube Channel includes interviews with School Superintendents and School Executive Directors as well as featuring Teachers and Student Teachers that are members of our network. We have been rolling out social media products that are industry firsts and will create more and stronger opportunities for our school clients to bond and be branded with our national teacher network.”

The Chicago Teacher Fair will be held in the Schaumburg area. The teacher job fairs are free to all teachers. Teachers are encouraged to register before the career fair at and to visit the website to view event logistics. Teaching candidates may also better prepare for the event by visiting the recruitment and career advice videos found on the YouTube Channel.
School clients are encouraged to visit the website at to obtain exhibitor and sponsor package information or call 718.902.5926 for more information.

About is the leading Teacher recruitment website and job fair company in the US. For six years, has provided over 40 Teacher Job Fairs annually. Through its integrated recruitment platform which includes digital recruitment services, social media and job fairs both teachers and employers have a way of connecting like never before. facilitates the career search and hiring process. For more information visit

New York City Teacher Job Fair Draws 305 Teachers

New York,, the leading teacher recruitment company in the US hosted a New York City Teacher Recruitment Fair on Thursday August 4, 2016 in Midtown Manhattan. There were Thirty two schools in attendance from the New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts areas. There were three hundred and five teachers that attended with over one hundred and eighty job offers that were made to teachers at the Teacher Job Fair. School Districts were looking to hire K-12 Teachers, Core Subjects like Math Teachers, English Teachers and Science Teachers as well as in language areas including Spanish Teachers, Mandarin Teachers, ESL Teachers and ENL Teachers.

With the current teacher crisis gripping schools throughout the US, has been able to provide schools with both experienced teachers as well as new teachers coming out of schools of education throughout the US.

This was the sixty fifth teacher recruitment fair that Teacher Job Fairs has had this year 2016. “With schools of education throughout the US graduating less and less teachers each year, the recruitment of teachers gets more and more challenging for schools that need to hire these teachers” states, Christopher Dugan, President of “Our events such as our New York City Teacher Job Fair, gives schools the opportunity to hire certified teachers in large quantities at one time and in one location.”

The next New York City Teacher Job Fair is scheduled to be held October 6, 2016 more information can be found at

About found online at has over eighty teacher recruitment fairs annually throughout the US for schools looking to hire certified teachers and educators. With an online database of resumes to search and to post teacher openings, equips schools to connect with teachers that are looking for their first teaching opportunity or their next teaching opportunity. You can find informative videos regarding teacher recruitment from on Youtube and on the website at Job Seekers may obtain career tips, Teacher Jobs and a list of Teacher Job Fairs by visiting All services are free to job seekers.
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Is there a US Teacher Hiring Shortage or Crisis?

Every school district administrator charged with adding, replacing or maintaining teacher hires will agree that the US has a teacher shortage. Many of those same administrators also agree that there currently is a teacher crisis. What is the differentiator between the schools that agree there is a teacher shortage to those that believe there is a teacher crisis? If we define a shortage to be a scarcity and a crisis to be an emergency, what number of teachers should trigger a teacher crisis? The differentiator is not one cause, but more often than not, it comes down to a few causes. One of those causes is attracting teachers to schools serving disproportionally low income and minority students. This was recently noted by past Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. has been tracking the growing trend of a teacher shortage to a teacher crisis for the past three years. “There continues to be a trend toward more teacher vacancies that go unfilled as this increases the anxiety of schools to hire” said Christopher Dugan, President of “The continued trend over past three years is concerning as more and more low income and minority schools face the reality that this trend will continue with no end in sight”.

A recent survey conducted in March of this year by of 1200 school district human resources administrators across the US, 64% believed they were in a teacher job recruitment crisis. While 36% believed they were in a teacher shortage, all the respondents believed there is a teacher recruitment problem. When we asked the 64% of schools that believed their district was in a teacher hiring crisis, 82% defined their district as predominately serving low income and minority students. What criteria were used to differentiate between a teacher shortage and teacher crisis? We had randomly sampled over 120 schools throughout the US prior to the survey to calculate current teacher opening and found that the average was 27 openings. There were of course many factors why these positions were open including, retirements, moves and additions of curriculum/programs. We did not share the number of opening we found through our survey with the schools surveyed in an attempt not to influence their survey results. Of the schools that stated there is a teacher crisis, the average number of teacher openings was 55. The question we have now, is this acceptable? At what point do the states and districts accept that we are in a crisis as defined by the very districts that we polled and take action to correct this? What action should be taken? Is it legislative, political or infrastructure focused?

Like many problems, the first step is acknowledging there is a problem and the second step is to accept and get help. At what point will the school districts accept and get help?

About the Survey
The survey was conducted throughout the month of March 2016 as part of the quarterly survey conducted by over the past three years. For the survey, 1200 school district human resources administrators were contacted by phone. Weighting was employed to balance demographics and ensure that the sample’s composition reflects that of the US school system. A survey with an unweighted probability sample of this size and a 100% response rate would have an estimated margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points 19 times out of 20 of what the results would have been if all school districts in the United States had been polled. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to polling error, coverage error, and measurement error.
About is the industry standard for schools to recruit teachers throughout the US through it teacher recruitment events which are more than 80 per year, online recruitment tools and HIRE NOW! With its team of award winning school district industry veterans it positions schools for success in teacher recruitment.

By Christopher Dugan President,