We had a great a Teacher Job Fair today! Just amazing to see 67 different school districts and over 600 candidates brought together to ensure our schools have the talent they need. The most incredible thing was the diversity of our Texas Teachers candidates. I got to speak with a great couple who are here to teach special education. An African-American male got recruited twice while just standing in the hallway.
As soon as the job fair started, you could see teachers and HR reps going into the interview rooms so that decisions could be made. It really is incredible to watch.
Note that since 2014, we have certified 852 math teachers, 897 science teachers, 604 bilingual Spanish teachers and 1796 special education teachers!!
That’s how you solve the teacher shortage.