Rockford School District Hopes To Land Talented Teachers With A Job Fair

Jul 21, 2017

The Rockford Public School District is hosting a teacher job fair for those looking to move forward in their careers in sculpting young minds.

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Some specific areas of teaching will be special targets, but Mercedes Brain – the Director of Talent Acquisition for Rockford Public Schools – says that shouldn’t discourage anyone from attending the fair.

“We’re really looking for candidates that are certified, so this is a teacher job fair, and it’s open for any certified teacher,” Brain said. “However, we do have some hard-to-fill positions that we’re particularly going to be recruiting for, and that is in the areas of special education, bilingual, math, science, and even some P.E. as well. Honestly, anybody who is a certified teacher: We would love to meet you and learn more about you. We’re going to have many principals on site, so it really is a great networking opportunity.”

The teacher job fair is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 24, and takes place in the District 205 Administration Building in Rockford.