Dewan: Santa Clara County schools are looking for educators
Yerba Buena High School in San Jose is part of the East Side Union High School District. Photo by Loan-Anh Pham.

    Schools throughout Santa Clara County are looking for candidates to fill important positions for the upcoming school year. Working in education is incredibly rewarding. School personnel make a difference in the lives of children each and every day.

    The Santa Clara County Office of Education partners with local schools to recruit credentialed educators to fill vacancies. Annually, a recruitment fair is held to showcase the districts and match candidates with vacancies. The 36th Santa Clara County Teacher Recruitment Fair will be held in person at the Santa Clara County Office of Education, located at 1290 Ridder Park Drive in San Jose on Saturday, March 25.

    Individuals seeking positions in education are able to meet with those who hire teachers and other certificated candidates, including psychologists, counselors, school nurses, speech language pathologists, audiologists and preschool teachers.

    Representatives from 42 Santa Clara County school districts and charter schools will be available for a day of focused interaction with candidates. There will be opportunities to interact with school district personnel to learn more about their schools and programs and interview for open positions.

    The recruitment fair is for credentialed candidates, including those with a California preliminary, clear or professional clear teaching credential; a career technical education credential; and for other certificated candidates, including psychologists, counselors, school nurses, speech language pathologists and audiologists; those who hold a child development teacher permit; those who will have a credential or permit by fall 2023 and candidates who have a credential from outside of California.

    To register for the event, visit Registration closes on Wednesday, March 22 at 5 p.m. Interested candidates who miss the registration window can still attend. Staff will be on hand to evaluate qualifications.

    San José Spotlight columnist Mary Ann Dewan is the superintendent of schools for Santa Clara County. She has more than 33 years of experience in the field of education. Her columns appear every third Monday of the month.

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