Brandman University to Host Education Job Fair October 18 at San Diego Office of Education

Representatives from ten San Diego County school districts will be on hand to meet future teaching candidates

SAN DIEGO (October 7, 2014) — Time to brush up that resume and get ready to be hired! On Saturday, Oct. 18, Brandman University will host a free education job fair at the San Diego County Office of Education (6401 Linda Vista Road) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The following school districts will have human resource representatives on hand to review resumes and conduct interviews: Escondido Union, Fallbrook Union, Grossmont Union, La Mesa Spring Valley Schools, Poway Unified, Ramona Unified, San Diego Unified, SDCOE Juvenile Court and Community Schools, Sweetwater Unified and Vista Unified.

California’s need for qualified teachers will only grow over the next decade as baby boomers hit retirement age. According to the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning/WestED, one in five current teachers will be eligible for retirement in the next five years. One in three will be eligible in the next 10 years. Between 11,000-13,000 teachers retire each year in California and K-5 enrollment is expected to increase by 100,000 students by 2019.

In partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education, Brandman University hopes to be part of the solution. “This education job fair will open the door for those looking to begin a career in education,” said Dr. Christine Zeppos, dean of the School of Education at Brandman University. “The face to face interaction with district human resource personnel is priceless. We recently held an education career fair at our Fairfield, CA Campus in June and 15 of the 19 attendees left with contingency offers of employment.”

There is also a desperate need for substitute teachers in San Diego County. “With the extensive and ongoing professional development for teachers around the transition to Common Core State Standards, the substitute shortage will persist,” said Chris Reising, director of Human Resources – Teacher Recruitment and Support for the San Diego County Office of Education.

Job seekers should wear professional attire, bring copies of credentials and come prepared to be interviewed. This event is free to attend. Please RSVP by clicking on the link provided.

About Brandman University
Brandman University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. As part of the Chapman University System, Brandman blends a legacy of academic excellence with innovative curriculum and strong support services designed for students with busy schedules. The university offers 50+ undergraduate, graduate, credential and certificate programs across its schools of arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and health. Brandman serves 12,000 students annually with programs available online and at 26 campuses throughout California and Washington. The university’s online programs consistently rank among the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
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