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 Interested in a Career in Education?

Schools across the county are looking for qualified educators and substitute teachers, and Jan. 30, job-seekers can get advice, information, and maybe even employment at a teacher job fair.

The event is especially important considering the growing statewide shortage of teachers, especially substitute teachers.

"This is a great time to get into teaching," said Chris Reising, human resources director for the San Diego County Office of Education, which is hosting the job fair with Brandman University.

Anybody with a bachelor's degree and fingerprint clearance who has passed the online California Basic Educational Skills Test can work as a substitute teacher. Subs make a positive impact in their community. The job is a great way to prepare or explore the possibility of a career in education while earning money.

"We're hoping to replenish our pool of substitute teachers, because our subs are one of our greatest hiring sources," Reising said.

This is the second year the two organizations have teamed up to host a teacher job fair, where job-seekers can get advice from credentials experts, network, submit resumes, and even get interviewed for positions. 

The event will be from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 30 at the Liberty Station Conference Center at 2600 Laning Road in San Diego. As many as 300 jobseekers are expected to attend.

RSVP now on Eventbrite.

Districts and educational agencies attending include:

  • Alpine Union
  • Chula Vista Elementary
  • EJE Academies Charter School
  • Encinitas Union
  • Escondido Union High
  • Fallbrook Union Elementary
  • Grossmont Union High 
  • La Mesa-Spring Valley
  • Lemon Grove
  • North County Coastal Substitute Consortium
  • Ramona Unified
  • San Diego Unified
  • San Ysidro
  • SIATech
  • Sweetwater Union High School
  • Valley Center Pauma Unified
  • Vista Unified