Gwinnett schools hiring 850 teachers this fall - CBS46 News

Gwinnett schools hiring 850 teachers this fall

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GWINNETT COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

The Gwinnett County school district is holding a job fair as it seeks to fill 850 teaching positions this fall.

The state's largest school district is in need of educators in several key areas including math, science and special education.

"Gwinnett has always been a highly sought after district, so we do have many applicants that do want to be part of the district," said school spokesman Jorge Quintana. "At the same time, we're looking for those folks in those critical needs areas."

Quintana said last year the district hired 926 educators and added more than 4,700 students. This fall, the school system projects it will add 3,200.

"I think Gwinnett County schools are all looking for the same kind of teacher," said IV Bray, principal of Gwinnett Math, Science Technology. "One who can be energetic, one who can infuse technology into the classroom, one who can promote learning, and one who is not afraid to measure student accountability.

Hyunjin Son left her job in biomedical research to become a teacher eight years ago. She encourages others to consider the profession.

"What other profession could you find that could truly impact tomorrow's future?" asked Son.

The job fair is from 8 a.m. to noon on March 22 at the Gwinnett Center.

To register for an interview, go to CBS46.com and click on web links.

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