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Tampa Schools to Visit Detroit to Recruit Teachers

Southfield, MI (February 24, 2006)—Hillsborough County Public Schools today announced they will be conducting in-person interviews for individuals interested in moving to Tampa, Florida to become teachers.  The teacher recruitment event, which will take place on March 4, 2006, will be held at the Courtyard Marriot in Southfield, Michigan from 8:30 am until 6 pm. 

Hillsborough County will need 1,300 new teachers to fill positions in the county’s school district by the start of next school year.  Florida needs 32,000 teachers by next fall, which has forced teacher recruitment specialists to find qualified candidates outside of the state.

Hillsborough County needs teachers in following subject areas: elementary education, early childhood education, middle level education, special education, reading, math, science, English, and family and consumer science. 

Dr. Marian Lauria-Davis, Supervisor for the Office of Teacher Recruitment for Hillsborough County Public Schools will meet one-on-one with interested candidates to discuss available teaching positions and review their qualifications. 

Representatives from the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE) will also hold information sessions for individuals who are interested in teaching in Florida.  The information sessions are one hour in length and begin at 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm on March 4, 2006 at the Courtyard Marriot in Southfield, Michigan.   

ABCTE offers the Passport to Teaching certification program that is recognized by the State of Florida as a route to full certification. Passport to Teaching allows highly knowledgeable professionals with bachelor’s degrees the opportunity to pursue certification through an individualized process; no additional college courses are required.  Individuals in Michigan can prepare and earn certification before moving.


Hillsborough County Public Schools Interviews                     ABCTE Information Sessions

March 4, 2006                                                                           March 4, 2006

8:30 am -6pm                                                                            5:30 pm -7:30 pm

Coutyard Marriot                                                                       Courtyard Marriot

27027 N. Western Hwy.                                                               27027 N. Western Hwy.

Southfield, MI 48034                                                                  Southfield, MI 48034