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March 10, 2014

Edmond, Norman plan teacher job fairs

EDMOND — Edmond and Norman public schools have teacher job fairs planned beginning March 25.

Prospective teachers for the Edmond Public Schools should make plans to attend the district’s Teacher Job Fair from 3:30-5:30 p.m. March 25-26 at the administrative headquarters, 1001 W. Danforth in Edmond.

Teachers interested in the Norman Public Schools for the 2014-15 school year are encouraged to attend Norman’s Teacher Job Fair from 2-5:30 p.m. March 27 at the Nancy O’Brian Center for Performing Arts at Norman North High School, 1809 Stubbeman.

“Typically most of our open positions are filled through contacts made during the job fair,” said Randy Decker, executive director of human resources. “Administrators use this come-and-go event to briefly meet with prospective teachers and begin to develop a pool of applicants.”

The March 25 job fair is for applicants interested in a position in elementary education, the March 26 fair is for applicants interested in a position in secondary education.

 “We encourage college graduates or job seekers who are re-entering the field of education to bring their résumé and come prepared to learn why Edmond can be a great fit for them,” Decker said.

Last year, Edmond Public Schools hired more than 240 teachers to complete its staff of 1,460 teachers. District officials expect to have a similar number of positions open this year.

“Edmond offers competitive salaries, high-quality professional development, peer mentoring for first year teachers and a highly supportive community to attract the best educational professionals,” Decker said.

Every school in the Norman district will be participating in the Job Fair, with principals receiving résumés and conducting interviews in individual locations within the facility.

“With teacher shortages statewide in several areas, we hope this year’s Norman Job Fair is well attended and that we have the opportunity to showcase to quality candidates why NPS is a quality employer,” said Shelly Hickman, NPS communications and community relations director.

Anyone interested in working as a teacher in Edmond is encouraged to go to https://edmond.cloud.talentedk12.com/hire/index.aspx and fill out an application prior to the job fair. For more information, call Jennifer Harraman at 340-2913 or visit www.edmondschools.net.

For more information about Norman school district openings contact Personnel Services, 447-6599. For a listing of current job openings in the district, which aren’t inclusive of 2014-15 staffing needs, click on Employment Opportunities on the Norman personnel page at www.norman.k12.ok.us.

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