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Turnaround teachers wanted at Maximo Elementary

The Pinellas County School District has posted a job advertisement for teachers at Maximo Elementary, one of five struggling schools on the state's list for intervention. The ad is for teachers for grades first through fifth for the coming school year, with a preference for teachers with "successful experience working in a high-poverty school engaged in the turnaround process." 

Maximo, which has back-to-back F grades from the state, learned this week that principal Randi Latzke will be staying on in the 2013/14 school year. Superintendent Mike Grego made the announcement earlier this week, along with other principal changes at the schools. Azalea Middle kept its principal, while new assignments were made for Melrose Elementary, Fairmount Park Elementary and Pinellas Park Middle.

Job advertisements haven't gone out for those schools. At Maximo, the ad says that basic qualifications include a certification in elementary education. Experienced teachers must have an evaluation with a rating of effective or highly effective. The preferred qualifications call for a degree in elementary education and turnaround experience. It also says that candidates are eligible for a $3,000 recruitment  bonus. 

 See the ad below:



Position: Teacher - Grades 1 - 5 (for the 2013-2014 school year)
                4850 31ST ST S, ST. PETERSBURG
Hours/Months: See Teachers Salary Schedule
Qualifications: Certification in elementary education. Experienced candidates must have a rating of Effective or Highly Effective on last year's appraisal. 
Preferences: Degree in elementary education. Successful experience working in a high-poverty school engaged in the turnaround process. Candidates are eligible for a $3000 recruitment bonus. 

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.





[Last modified: Friday, May 10, 2013 4:30pm]


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