Escambia schools still needs teachers, classes start next week

Escambia County schools open in less than a week, and the school district still has teaching openings. To fill the 30 or so jobs, the district is willing to hire college graduates without teaching certificates.

Hmmm, failing school district looking for teachers who will have start work in four business days. Certificates not necessary. This doesn’t give the public much confidence that the school grades will improve much this school year.

And the bigger question is: why is the Escambia County School District having trouble finding qualified teachers?

Here’s the information on today’s job fair:

If you have a college degree and you have considered teaching, Escambia County School District would like to talk to you about a career in education. Those with a four-year degree may be eligible to enter the teaching profession and become temporarily certified and then coached in how to achieve a permanent certification of the course of three years. Those with Associates Degrees may be interested in becoming a substitute teacher, an experience that can help you determine if you wish to work toward becoming a certified teacher.

Find out more by attending a Teacher Job Fair on noon-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2,  in the McDaniel Building, located at 75 North Pace Blvd.

Who: College graduates with 4-year or 2-year degrees interested  in teaching full-time or becoming a substitute teacher

What: ECSD Teacher Job Fair

Where: Vernon McDaniel Building, 75 North Pace Blvd

When:  12-8 p.m.  Drop-ins welcome, No appointment necessary

What to bring: Bring in resumes and unofficial transcripts

POC: Elizabeth Oakes, Director of Personnel Services, 850-469-6169

District representatives will be there to address questions about the variety of available positions and Human Resources representatives will be present to assist with the application process. Computers will be available on site for applicants to apply for positions and schedule fingerprinting to continue the application process. Applicants will be responsible for the fingerprinting fee.

For more information about the application process and current openings, go to  and open the Employment Information link under Quick Links.