MPS holds job fairs to fill 700 teacher positions

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by Chris Patterson

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Public Schools is looking to fill 700 job openings, and and it's holding a series of events to recruit new personnel. MPS Spokesman Tony Tagliavia says, "We think the benefit is still very strong and competitive there's a competitive market for new teachers right now that's part of the reason we increased the starting salary."

In addition to teachers, MPS is looking for paraprofessionals and more than a dozen principals. MPS recently boosted starting teacher salaries to $41,000 annually, and relaxed teacher residency requirements in hopes of drawing new talent.

MPS is planning a few more job fairs to fill vacancies for next year. Here's a list:
 

  • February 13 – 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Bilingual, K3/K4, Head Start teacher focus
    Milwaukee School of Languages: 8400 W. Burleigh Street, Milwaukee 53222
  • February 20 – 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Science/Technology/Engineering/Math, Reading teacher focus
    Alexander Hamilton High School: 6215 W. Warnimont Avenue, Milwaukee 53220
  • March 2 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Teachers (K-12, all certifications) and paraprofessionals district-wide
    Harold S. Vincent High School: 7501 N. Granville Road, Milwaukee 53224
  • March 20 – 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Principal recruitment informational meeting
    Milwaukee Public Schools Central Services: 5225 W. Vliet Street, Milwaukee 53208

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