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I got to see a really inspirational thing this week. I know, I know I see inspirational things regularly in Putnam City, but this was a little different. It’s that time of year when schools find out which positions they’ll have to fill for the following school year. Some districts hold a job fair for such positions, and Putnam City is no different. Thanks to a strong partnership with Francis Tuttle Technology Center, we were able to hold this event at their beautiful Reno campus.

Upon entering, I was surprised and impressed. Each school had their own booth decorated with their school’s colors and memorabilia. One table had cookies in the shape of their school mascot, and another brought their actual mascot! Guests were able to quickly see what positions were currently open at which schools as they perused the tables. Some people were even given quick interviews with principals who were all in attendance.

My favorite part of this experience was the camaraderie I felt from the schools. It is a tough time for public education, and it certainly takes a special person to be willing to help our students, but there are many who are led to us, and I am grateful for that. I’ve learned that school culture is very important to job seekers, and if this job fair was any indication, the spirits in our district are positive. The schools continue to pull together as a team, fill in gaps where able, and support one another in providing the best education we can for our students.

So if you are looking for a teaching position, please do consider Putnam City Schools! The job postings can be found HERE. It is a hard profession, but it’s rewarding. Take a moment to watch middle school English teacher Katie Kinder tell you why HERE. It brought tears to my eyes, and made me remember why I love teaching- being with kids!

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