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Fairmount Park Elementary hiring teachers

Fairmount Park Elementary, one of five schools in Pinellas County facing state intervention, has posted a job advertisement looking for teachers. Maximo Elementary, another of the five, posted a similar advertisement earlier this month. 

Teachers at the five schools have been asked to reapply for their jobs, if they want to stay for the 2013/14 school year, as part of a state-mandated turnaround plan. District officials selected the plan - called the district-managed turnaround option - which requires the selection of a new principal and the reassignment of teachers whose teaching can be linked to the poor performance of students. (How they do that is something to be debated.)

Union officials have said that teachers who were ranked effective or highly effective on their evaluations should, in most cases, be able to keep their jobs. Teachers with other ratings will interview. It's not clear yet if the job advertisements at Maximo and Fairmount Park are an indication that teachers have been forced out of the school or are leaving voluntarily. Requests for transfers were high at all five of the schools on the state's list.

See the job posting below:

Position: Classroom Teacher (Grades K, 1, 3, 4)


                575 41ST ST S, ST. PETERSBURG
Hours/Months: See Teachers Salary Schedule
Must be highly qualifies and certified to teach in field.
Experience working with high needs population preferred.

Applicants must have a current and/or updated application on file to be considered for an interview
Documents and information required to complete an application are:
- - Official transcripts with degree posted
- - Three professional references written within the last twelve months; References from relatives are not acceptable. Examples of acceptable references: supervising teachers, principals, recent employers, college professors, etc.
- - Complete work history entered in application. No gaps to exceed three months. All time from high school graduation must be accounted for (excluding schooling). This includes periods of unemployment, stay-at-home time, extended travel, etc.

Supporting documents can be submitted to:
Pinellas County School Board
Human Resources

Attn: Applicant Tracking
P.O. Box 2942
Largo, FL 33779-2942

You may check your application and documents received by clicking the “Check Application and Documents Status” link after logging back into your application.

Reports To: 
Nina Poullauf, 727-893-2147.
              Please send resume and letter of intent to:
Posted: 5/22/2013 - 6/10/2013

[Last modified: Thursday, May 23, 2013 11:04am]


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