People line up for the MCPS job fair at Montgomery College
As part of their commitment to fill every vacancy, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) was out in full force at Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus on September 7 to meet with prospective applicants lined up inside the Student Services Building.
As people lined up, MCPs recruiters mingled with applicants at different junctures, answering questions, providing information, encouraging candidates to “go for it” and apply for a job with the largest school system in Maryland. Three tables were set up with specific recruiters who provided paperwork and information about MCPS.
In addition to members of the MCPS recruitment team, principals from Waters Landing and Fairland elementary schools were present and ready to answer questions about applying to specific positions within their buildings.
According to a sign on their table, Waters Landing Elementary School in Germantown is looking to fill its first, second, and fourth-grade vacancies. They are also looking for an attendance secretary, a 6-hour temporary part-time (TPT) and a 7-hour permanent staff member.
As newcomers continued to join the line, MCPS recruiters extolled the virtues and benefits of working within the school system. During the press conference in August, MCPS Dr. Monifa McKnight shared that MCPS was ready to support new employees. Throughout MCPS, mentor and consulting teachers meet with new educators to help them navigate the first couple of years as they move towards tenure.
If looking for a job, this is one of the best times to apply for a position within MCPS. While 99% staffed, the school system still has openings for various positions. They especially need special education teachers and paraeducators.
To apply for a teaching position, candidates must hold at least a bachelor’s degree. To apply as a paraeducator, applicants need at least 48 college credits or pass the ParaPro assessment.