Annual BCSD Recruitment Fair Brings New Teachers to District Schools

April 12, 2016 – A total of 19 candidates received offers for employment during the third annual Bakersfield City School District Teacher Recruitment Fair. Upon confirmation of experience and board approval, these teachers will start working at District schools this fall. In addition, 50 other candidates were invited back for second interviews.

“I’ve had a great experience at BCSD substitute and student teaching,” said Allysen Eggert. “I came in today for an interview in search of a permanent position and I was offered a job at Fletcher where I’ve had the opportunity to work. I love the team and the campus and I can’t wait to be a part of it.”

Approximately 115 candidates pre-registered for the recruitment fair. In addition, about 50 more signed up the day of the event during the Kern County Teacher Job Fair that morning where District officials were in attendance recruiting local and out-of-state teacher candidates.

“It’s a great opportunity to interview candidates outside of Bakersfield,” said Diane Cox, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, BCSD. “We have 15 principals here interviewing potential candidates for their sites, and some are being offered a contract today.”

Bryna Hernandez, who has also worked as a substitute teacher at BCSD schools, was among the candidates to receive an offer.

“I love how big the district is, yet how small it can feel because there’s a lot of collaboration and everyone is very welcoming,” said Hernandez. “I’m looking forward to opening the students’ minds to the world, to literacy, math, science, and integrating them all together.”

In addition to organizing a District teacher fair and participating in other Kern County teacher job fairs, BCSD will be working over the next several weeks to recruit teachers throughout California and across the country. Currently, BCSD representatives are at job fairs in two states hoping to attract highly qualified teachers to BCSD classrooms.

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Allysen Eggert receives a congratulatory hug from Nancy Olcott, Principal at Fletcher Elementary School.

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Bryna Hernandez accepts BCSD’s offer to teach at Frank West Elementary School.

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The Human Resources Team Erin Johnston, Christine Cornejo, and Dr. Diane Cox look over the list of teacher candidates.

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