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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Schools hope to fill important vacancies at PSU Teacher Interview Day

One of the top worries for most school superintendents is recruiting and retaining highly qualified teachers. No Child Left Behind, initiatives to reduce class size, all-day kindergarten, growing diversity, more non-English-speaking students in many schools and the first waves of Baby Boomer retirements all work together to create staffing headaches for many school administrators.

Some of the these school officials will be looking over the most recent crop of Pittsburg State University teachers during PSU's annual Teacher Interview Day on Thursday, March 30. The interviews will take place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the John Lance Arena in the Weede Physical Education Building.

More than 100 school districts, many with multiple vacancies to fill, are scheduled to attend. Schools from Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Nebraska will be represented. The district reaching out the farthest, however, is the Guam Public School System.

B.B. Stotts, assistant director for employer relations in PSU's Career Services Office, said school districts are seeking a wide variety of teachers.

"Special education, school psych., mathematics and science all continue to be high demand areas," Stotts said. "ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), Spanish, technology and family and consumer science are also big."

For more information on Teacher Interview Day, contact the Stotts at bstotts@pittstate.edu, 620-235-4143 or visit the Career Services Web site at http:www.pittstate.edu/car/.

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