Education Students Meet with 14 School Districts on Teacher Recruitment Day

Mar. 26, 2018

The event included 145, 20-minute interviews with students.
The event included 145, 20-minute interviews by 14 school districts with nearly 30 aspiring teachers in the School of Eduction.

Nearly 30 aspiring educators from the Webster University School of Education gathered in the East Academic Building for the annual Teacher Recruitment Day on Thursday, March 15.

At the event, students interviewed and networked with representatives from 14 school district partners from the St. Louis metropolitan area, including neighboring school districts Webster Groves and Kirkwood.

Other school districts included Archdiocese of St. Louis, Ferguson Florissant School District, Normandy Schools Collaborative, Orchard Farm School District, Parkway School District, Pattonville School District, Riverview Gardens School District, Rockwood School District, Saint Louis Public Schools, School District of Clayton, Special School District of St. Louis County, and Wentzville School District.

Victoria McMullen, professor and chair, Department of Teacher Education, welcomed representatives and kicked off the event where over 145, 20-minute interviews took place. Representatives from the partnering school districts were impressed. 

“One of the better events. Organization and scheduling were excellent," said Timothy Dilg, assistant superintendent of Human Resources for the School District of Clayton. "Students are strong candidates. ... Thank you for hosting such a great event.” 

This annual event is co-hosted by the Department of Teacher Education in Webster's School of Education and the Career Planning & Development Center. Teacher Recruitment Day is an example of a meaningful, cross-campus collaboration that promotes student learning and success.

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