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Licensed Educator Recruiting Events


2018-’19 Regional Educator Fairs and Recruiting Events

Registration required for most events. To register, follow the links, below.
Feb. 15 Future Teachers Conference: Job Search Preparation for Oregon’s Preservice Teachers, Western Oregon University, Monmouth
Feb. 27 Vancouver Public Schools Educator Career Fair for Elementary Teachers and Specialists, Vancouver, WA
March 6 Vancouver Public Schools Educator Career Fair for Secondary Teachers and Specialists, Vancouver, WA
March 13

North Clackamas School District Bilingual Teacher Recruitment Fair, Milwaukie, OR

Register by February 15th for a screening interview at the fair.

March 13 Washington Educator Career Fair, Spokane, WA
March 15-16 Alaska Teacher Placement Anchorage Job Fair, Anchorage, AK
March 16 Mid-Willamette Valley Job Fair, Keizer, OR
March 16 Southern Oregon University Educator Fair, Ashland, OR
March 19 Tigard-Tualatin School District Two-Way Spanish/English Immersion Job Fair, Tigard, OR
March 27 Washington Educator Career Fair, Tacoma, WA
April 1, 2, and 3 Los Angeles Unified School District Portland Eligibility Interviews, Portland, OR
April 1 Western Oregon University 2019 Education Career Fair, Monmouth, OR
April 1 Hawai’i State Dept. of Education Portland Mini-Job Fair, Portland, OR
April 2

Oregon Professional Educator Fair, Portland, OR

To request consideration for an interview at the OPEF with Portland Public Schools, please visit PPS’ OPEF webpage; deadline is March 24th.

April 3 Invitation-Only Interviews, Oregon Professional Educator Fair, Portland, OR
April 3 Alaska Teacher Placement L48 Portland Job Fair, Portland, OR
April 4 Central Oregon Educator Job Fair, Deschutes County Fairgrounds, Redmond, OR
April 8 Educators’ Career Fair, University of Montana, Missoula, MT




National Recruiting Events

American Association for Employment in Education: Education Career Fair (scroll down page), St. Louis, MO, November 7, 2018

Teacher of Color Recruitment Fair, Atlanta, GA (private and independent schools), February 9. 2019

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) Career and Recruiting Events, various dates and locations

International Schools Services (ISS) Recruitment Fairs, various dates and locations

Queen’s University Teachers’ Overseas Recruiting Fair, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, January 25-27, 2019

Search Associates Job Fairs, various dates and locations

University of Northern Iowa’s Overseas Recruiting Fair, Waterloo, Iowa, February 1-2, 2019

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.