Licensed Educator Recruiting Events
2017-’18 Regional Educator Fairs and Recruiting Events
Registration required for most events. To register, follow the links, below.
|ONGOING||Beaverton School District Bilingual Teacher Screening Interviews (Spanish/English)|
|ONGOING||Salem-Keizer School District Meet-and-Greets for Licensed Educators (by Fall 2018), online registration required, events filling quickly|
PAST 2018 RECRUITING EVENTS
|ONGOING; now done||Portland Public Schools Future Educators Workshops, online registration required, events filling quickly|
|ONGOING; now done||Hawai’i Teacher and School Counselor Recruitment, online registration required by early-to-mid-March for Portland interviews held April 3-5|
|Dec. 11||Job Fair, Willamette ESD and EDUStaff, Salem, OR|
|Feb. 3||Teacher of Color Recruitment Fair, Atlanta, GA (private and independent schools)|
|Feb. 10||Portland Public Schools Special Education and School Psychologist Interview Day|
|Feb. 13||Beaverton School District Special Education Recruitment Open House|
|Feb. 16||Future Teachers Conference: Job Search Preparation for Oregon’s Preservice Teachers, Western Oregon University, Monmouth|
|Feb. 24||nemnet Diversity Career Fair, Washington, DC|
|Feb. 28||Vancouver Public Schools Educator Career Fair: Specialists and Elementary Teachers, Vancouver, WA; online registration required by Feb. 23|
|March 3||nemnet Diversity Career Fair, Boston, MA|
|March 7||Evergreen Public Schools’ Student Teacher Informational Day, Vancouver, WA|
|March 7||Vancouver Public Schools Educator Career Fair: Specialists and Secondary Teachers, Vancouver, WA; online registration required by Feb. 23|
|March 10||Mid-Willamette Valley Job Fair, Salem, OR|
|March 10||Hillsboro School District Job Fair: Dual Language (English/Spanish), Special Education, Advanced Math, High School Science and CTE, Hillsboro, OR, online registration required by February 25|
|March 13||Portland Public Schools Future Educators Workshop: How to Get Hired, online registration required, events filling quickly|
|March 14||Washington Educator Career Fair, Spokane, WA|
|March 19||Tigard-Tualatin School District Two-Way, Spanish/English Immersion Job Fair, RSVP required, Tigard, OR|
|March 21||Evergreen Public Schools Candidate Day, Vancouver, WA|
|March 21||Portland Public Schools Future Educators Workshop: How to Get Hired, online registration required, events filling quickly|
|March 28||Washington Educator Career Fair, Tacoma, WA|
Oregon Professional Educator Fair, Portland, OR
Special Note From Portland Public Schools (Deadline: March 20, 2018):
Student Teachers, Final-Year School Counseling and School Psychology Interns, and Graduates
|April 4||Invitation-Only Interviews, Oregon Professional Educator Fair, Portland, OR|
|April 5||Central Oregon Educator Job Fair, Deschutes County Fairgrounds, Redmond, OR|
|April 9||Educators’ Career Fair, University of Montana, Missoula, MT|
|April 12||AAEE Mid-Atlantic Teacher Virtual Career Fair|
National Recruiting Events
American Association for Employment in Educator (AAEE) Career Fair, October 26, 2017, Pittsburgh
Cal/West Connection Events (Independent and Private Schools), various dates and locations
Diversity Teacher Recruitment Events, various dates and locations
International Educator Fairs and Seminars
NB: Registration deadlines for international fairs often occur months in advance of the actual event.
Council of International Schools (CIS) Hong Kong Career and Recruitment Fair, 13-15 October, 2017
Council of International Schools (CIS) London Career and Recruitment Fair, 25-28 January, 2018
International Schools Services (ISS) Recruitment Fairs, various dates and locations
Search Associates Job Fairs, various dates and locations
University of Northern Iowa’s Overseas Recruiting Fair, 2-4 February, 2018
TIE’s Preview of International Recruiting Fairs (a sample of recruiting events including UNI, CIS, ISS, Search Associates, et cetera)
Tips for Attending
- Register to attend the fair or networking event.
- Keep in mind that the goal of these events is networking; rarely does instant hiring take place.
- Take multiple copies of your resume.
- Carry lunch, snack, and copy center money. Carry a briefcase or portfolio with pens, highlighters, and room to store resumes and applications.
- Take a portfolio, work sample, or sample lesson.
- Patience really IS a virtue…be prepared to spend time standing in lines for the opportunity for 2-3 minutes of networking time with an administrator.
- Approach each discussion with a school district representative as you would an interview.
- Review the list of participating school districts ahead of time. Plan and prepare for conversations with representatives from these districts.
- Wear comfortable, yet appropriate, attire (“corporate dress” is appropriate).
- Send thank you notes to the school district representatives with whom you meet.