Tulsa Public Schools Holds Substitute Teacher Job Fair
TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa Public Schools is hosting a job fair on Monday. They are trying to fill hundreds of substitute teacher positions.
District leaders say on 25-30 percent of its substitutes are able to work on any given day, so it's not easy to fill a teacher's spot when they can't be at school.
TPS is hosting a substitute teacher hiring fair Monday as a means to clearing up that shortage. A district spokesperson said they're hoping to sign up 100 new applicants at the event at Wilson Teaching and Learning Academy.
The fair is from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the academy near 11th Street and Delaware.
Substitute teachers are able to work flexible hours at school locations throughout the district and can earn between $60 and $90 per day depending on their educational background and length of the assignment.
The district says the fair will give people the chance to apply and go though a two-hour training process.
Jennifer Cameron said she heard about the job fair and decided to apply. Her children and grandchildren have attended Tulsa schools, and she said she hopes teachers can breathe easier knowing people like her will be able to step in and help out.
"It really makes a big difference if you have another pair of hands and another brain to help coordinate the classroom and spot kids that are struggling so that it doesn't disrupt everybody," she said.
Anyone who is interested must bring a valid photo ID and a copy of their high school diploma, GED, or college transcripts.
Applicants will have to pass background checks before being able to teach.
To learn more about substitute teaching at Tulsa Public schools, click here.