March 29, 2017 – For the fourth consecutive year, the Bakersfield City School District (BCSD) held yet another successful Teacher Job Fair with the participation of more than 200 aspiring teachers from across the state, as well as Kern County. “All candidates seem to be willing to serve our students and display the qualities we would like in our teachers,” said Dr. Diane Cox, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources.
Teachers are the most important resource for fostering student learning. The District has teachers retiring every year, and some teachers move to other promotional positions. Therefore, the District must fill those vacancies.
“I came all the way from Los Angeles for this interview,” said Sheena Evans, aspiring Special Education Teacher. “I love Bakersfield and am excited for the opportunity to teach in this great community.”
“BCSD is a great place to work. Our teachers and the District are very supportive. New teachers will receive all professional development necessary to make them the best teachers possible,” said Mark Luque, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services. “Our ultimate goal is to provide our students with a world-class education experience,” Luque added.
At the end of the day, BCSD offered provisional contracts to 72 applicants. “I came to the BCSD Teacher Job Fair and the District offered me a position which is awesome! I will start working for the next school year as a special education teacher,” said Rebecca Reyes.