Job fair, interview day set as MPS seeks limited number of teachers

Thursday event at North Division open to teachers from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

MILWAUKEE – As Milwaukee Public Schools seeks highly-qualified applicants for a limited number of open teaching positions for the coming school year, the district is inviting prospective teachers to attend a job fair and interview day on Thursday.

The event is set for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 10 at MPS’ North Division High School, 1011 W. Center Street, Milwaukee 53206.

Openings are primarily in the middle-school grades with a smaller number of openings at the elementary and high school levels. MPS offers a competitive salary and opportunities for professional development and growth. Residency is no longer a condition of employment in the district.

“Milwaukee Public Schools is looking for the best and brightest highly-qualified candidates who are interested in joining a team committed to improving outcomes for our students,” Acting Superintendent Darienne Driver said. “We gladly welcome new educators and look forward to their contributions as we continue to accelerate student achievement.”

MPS is now looking to hire approximately 75-100 teachers in advance of the coming school year, down about 50% from this time last year. The reduction is due to a number of factors including the end of a three-year wave of retirements and changes made by the MPS Office of Human Capital that allow the district to identify and fill vacancies more quickly.

 

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Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to accelerating student achievement, cultivating leadership and building stronger, more positive relationships between the city’s youth and adults who can showcase the path to success. The district’s commitment to improvement continues to show results:

  • More MPS students are meeting reading standards
  • The MPS Class of 2014 earned $31 million in scholarships, up $7 million
  • and MPS is home to 4 of the state’s top 15 high schools according to U.S. News and World Report

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