Bibb County teacher recruitment fair | News
More than 200 teachers filled the Westside High School gym for Bibb County's Teacher Recruitment Fair. In just a few months Kristen Bretscher will be graduating from Mercer University with a dual degree in early childhood and special education. She wants to be an early childhood education teacher.
"I really like to see them get an idea and have it click," she said. "And I really love being with the kids and working with the kids."
Recruitment specialist for Bibb County Schools Shannon Dotsikas said they're are looking for people who are passionate about education. "To provide the best possible education to all of our students no matter their background, where they come from," she said.
With resumes in hand, candidates were able to speak with teachers and principals from elementary, middle and high schools across Bibb. Davion Battle loves music and wants to be a band director. "I always thought well what better way can I share my talents and my gifts then other to teach it to children," said Battle.
Dotsikas doesn't know many jobs they'll need to fill for the next school year, but thinks it'll be around 250 to 300. "We won't know the exact number as of yet this year. We're waiting on state funds to come in, and of course, we're waiting to see how many contracts are returned," she said.
When interviewing she said it's important to be "professional and poised and serious about what they're doing."
John Cable is earning his masters from Georgia College. He said social studies positions are harder to come by and has applied to jobs all around the state. "It's a little bit stressful just looking for a social studies job. But somewhere like here everybody's been fantastic and they give you a lot of hope, and so you at least walk out having had a great experience," said Cable.
While applicants could meet school administrators, they have to fill out an official application online.