Monroe school district to hold virtual substitute job fair

Monroe Town Hall Offices at 7 Fan Hill Road in Monroe, Conn. on Monday May 13, 2013.

Monroe Town Hall Offices at 7 Fan Hill Road in Monroe, Conn. on Monday May 13, 2013.

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MONROE — The Monroe School District is putting out a call for substitute teachers.

On Jan. 28, the district will hold a virtual substitute job fair via Zoom. The job fair will begin at 1 p.m. and last until about 3 p.m.

Assistant Superintendent Jack Ceccolini said the district is continuously looking to add qualified candidates to its pool of teacher substitutes. He said the positions help people earn extra money and enhance professional skills as they re-enter the workforce.

Ceccolini said this is the district’s third such fair this school year. More than 20 substitutes have joined the district following their participation in the substitute fairs, he said.

“The substitute teachers we have hired are predominantly local to the town of Monroe,” Ceccolini said. “They come to us with a variety of experiences.

Ceccolini said the district has hired retired teachers, recent college graduates, college students who are home (learning online), and teachers who have relocated from other states and countries seeking to return to the classroom.

“As new substitutes join our district, our schools benefit by being able to utilize individuals based on their prior experiences and variety of knowledge to best serve our students,” Ceccolini said. “We have been fortunate to attract a diverse talent pool. Our students will benefit from their instruction and their varied backgrounds.”

Monroe offers substitute teaching jobs in all five schools in the district: three elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. The district is seeking candidates who have a bachelor’s degree in any field, but those with a high school diploma is sufficient through the end of the 2020-21 school year. Candidates must also pass a criminal background check.

Positions include flexible scheduling and pays $95 per day. Substitutes will be able to choose the days they work, the grades and the schools they work in and the type of teaching positions they are willing to cover.

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81612412246?pwd=Vkd2dW11NWZYV3I3SEVxRXJiR2s0QT09#success

Meeting ID: 816 1241 2246

Passcode: 703506

Zoom interviews will be conducted, and candidates are encouraged to have a downloaded resume, college transcript information and school/grade/day preferences for the interviews.

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