|School||Teacher Vacancies||Starting Salary*|
|*The current starting salary for a teacher with a bachelor’s degree|
How many teacher positions are vacant at your high school?
Marlon Walker with the AJC is reporting 2,000 teacher vacancies in Metro Atlanta for the upcoming school year as of June 2016.
On Tuesday, the board approved 3% raises for all teachers (The 3rd raise in 12 months) as well as a $500 retention bonus and up to a $3000 signing bonus for new teachers.
12.5 Teachers Reportedly Needed in Region 1 High Schools
The latest DeKalb Teacher/Principal Vacancy Report from the county reports 12.5 high school teacher vacancies in Region 1.
Rebekah Morris, who taught English for four years in Gwinnett County Public Schools, blogs as Georgian Educator and currently teaches in the DeKalb County School System at Cross Keys High School, recently commented
“I know that 8 teachers in the English department alone left the county and/or profession this year, yet there is somehow only 11 reported teacher vacancies in Region 1 (which is where Cross Keys is located). I know we have hired 2 new English teachers already, but I just have a hard time believing that 11 is the total number of vacancies that we have. Close to 10 teachers at Cross Keys retired this year, leaving even more vacancies. Any information on this?”
I asked Leo Brown, Chief Human Capital Officer, a couple of questions about the teacher vacancies in Region 1.
Question: In the “Posted Teacher Vacancy Report”, is there a difference between the number of “Posted” vacancies and actual vacancies?
Leo Brown: The posted teacher vacancy report reflects open teaching positions, for which principals are actively recruiting. Actual vacancies are budgeted positions that are not posted due to various reasons (low demand, potential low class size, etc.). Unposted teacher vacancies resulted in the “sweep”, where we were able to redirect financial resources back toward instruction.
Question: Can we get a breakdown of the teacher vacancies by Job Title and High School for Dunwoody HS, Cross Keys HS and Chamblee HS (Region 1)?
|Region 1 Teacher Vacancies|
|CHAMBLEE HIGH||Teacher, Business Ed-Comp. HS||1|
|Teacher, Science – HS||2|
|Teacher, Mathematics – HS||3|
|Teacher, English – HS||4|
|Teacher, Spanish High School||6|
|Teacher, ESOL – Part Time||7|
|Teacher, P/T German HS||8|
|CROSS KEYS HIGH||Teacher, English – HS||10|
|Teacher, History HS||11|
|Teacher, English – HS||12|
|Teacher, Reading Specialist HS||13|
|Teacher, Music – Band HS||14|
|DUNWOODY HIGH||Teacher, Mathematics – HS||15|
|Teacher, World Geography||17|
Teacher Vacancy Report from 06/06/2016 Human Capital Report