The St. Johns County School District has had a 4.4 percent growth over the last year when compared to 2016-2017 school year. With growth comes hiring. Our district currently employs 4,961 employees. What has become the new norm is hiring throughout the school year for all positions to best serve our students. To date we have hired 588 teacher and 408 support personnel during this school year. These numbers include growth positions as well as teachers and support personnel who have retired or resigned.
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Each new employee has had the opportunity to attend an orientation session. Our first session was held on August 2 at Pacetti Bay Middle School with over 208 attending. All new employees were invited to attend to learn more about our district. Later in the morning, our teachers worked with our district’s curriculum department while support personnel attended civility training. We continue to offer modified orientations throughout the school year to welcome new employees. Our next New Employee Orientation will be held at Gamble Rogers Middle School on March 14 at 3:30 p.m.
Our Employee Specialists have been and will continue to visit teachers at schools throughout the year to offer assistance and guidance regarding many certification needs of new and established teachers.
In addition, Benefits Clerk Angela Taylor will resume site visits in February. Ms. Taylor is available to answer questions of our employees regarding their benefits while visiting. Dates and times of site visits are available from each school’s secretary.
Our Substitute Specialist will be conducting substitute training sessions at the Fullerwood Training Center on Tuesday, January 30 and on Tuesday, February 6. We are looking forward to training our most recent hired substitutes as we prepare them to work in our schools.
SJCSD will be opening two new K-8 schools for the 2018-2019 school year. The Human Resources Department has been doing presentations to school faculty and staff members affected by re-zoning. The presentation includes schools impacted and the process for teachers and support personnel to apply for posted positions. Postings for the new positions will begin the first week of February and will be for internal personnel only.
Teachers and support staff from the affected schools as well as around the district will have the opportunity to apply and interview. Principal Allen Anderson and Principal Jessica Richardson will be conducting interviews at affected schools as well as schools that are geographically located when interviewing teachers. Teacher selections will be made prior to budget meetings beginning in April.
District recruitment teams made up of administrators, teachers and human resources personnel are geared up and are ready to attend career fairs at upcoming colleges and universities both in and out of state. The fairs allow us the opportunity to talk to education majors about teaching in the St. Johns County School District. With over 18 events scheduled this spring, we are looking forward to meeting high quality teachers who share our passion for teaching our students.
Our recruitment teams are looking forward to visiting Florida A&M University, Florida State University, University of North Florida, Clark Atlanta University, Flagler College, Florida Fund for Minority Teachers, Georgia Southern University, College of Coastal Georgia, Valdosta State University, Florida Atlantic University, University of Florida, Georgia Southern – Armstrong Campus, University of Central Florida, Savannah State College, College of Charleston, and Bethune-Cookman University to name a few.
See the full list of our upcoming college and university visits.
St. Johns County School District will be hosting different job fairs this spring. Our district is looking for individuals to join the great teachers and staff in our school district. As the #1 Public School District in the state of Florida, we are proud of our accomplishments as we continuously seek highly qualified candidates that share our philosophy, “It is all about our students.”
Candidates who are interested in learning more about our school district and are interested in attending one of our upcoming recruitment fairs are encouraged to visit http://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/recruitment/
Registration for each of the fairs will begin approximately 3-4 weeks in advance of the fair dates. All attendees are strongly encouraged to complete an online application prior to the fairs. If you know of any teachers or support personnel who will be moving into our area in the near future, we encourage you to pass along this information.
The framework for teacher evaluations utilized in St. Johns County is based upon on a model of continuous reflection and goal setting focused on improving instructional performance that will meet the needs of all students. This school year, all administrators and teachers are embarking upon a specific process known as Professional Learning Communities that guides a collaborative team approach to analyzing student data and planning instruction that will best guide students to mastery of the state identified standards. This process allows for continual reflection upon instructional practices and job-embedded professional development that will have the greatest impact on student learning.
The school district is providing training throughout the year for administrators and summer opportunities for teachers to deepen their understanding of this process. Our goal is for this to become the “way we work” to provide the highest quality education to all students in St. Johns County School District. You can learn more about Professional Learning Communities at: http://www.allthingsplc.info/
The St. Johns County School District’s Human Resource Department will soon be relocating back to the first floor at the district offices located at 40 Orange Street. Renovations will soon be completed as a result of Hurricane Matthew. We will be transition back toward the end of February and the beginning of March. Our telephone numbers will remain the same and can also be contacted by email. Human Resources main number is 904-547-7600. All new employee set up meetings are and will continue to be held at First Coast Technical College now and throughout the summer.