Kern County Launches New Teacher Recruitment Website

The Kern County Superintendent of Schools has launched a new website to increase the number of credentialed teachers and help match them with employers.

23ABC describes the website as an “eHarmony or Match .com for teachers instead of for dating.”

The website explores the benefits of teaching, lays out the path to credentialing, helps prospective teachers meet up with mentors, and helps them find the perfect schools to meet their needs.

“For school districts, it allows them to increase the candidate pool that they can speak with or meet with,” added Marvin Lopez, Program Coordinator for the California Center of Teaching Careers, who is overseeing the program.

Tania Schalburg Dykes, Coordinator with the Teacher Development Program for the Kern County Superintendent of Schools, says Kern County is making progress, but it’s slow. The two specialties where teachers are most needed is in special education and single-subject math and science.

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