COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 60
March 16, 2007
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
TeachVirginia Educator Recruitment Project
In ongoing efforts to address the critical shortage of qualified educators for Virginia schools, I am pleased to announce the continuation of TeachVirginia. This year the educator recruitment project is supported by funds received under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Teacher Quality Enhancement Grant and is administered by the Divisions of Special Education and Student Services and Teacher Education and Licensure at the Virginia Department of Education.
project includes comprehensive resources to recruit school personnel,
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The TeachVirginia Candidate Recruitment Campaign is designed to increase the number of qualified candidates interested in Virginia school positions. The campaign includes customized TeachVirginia marketing materials to be distributed to contacts at colleges and universities; representation of TeachVirginia at national, state and regional recruitment fairs; advertisements online and in printed materials; and promotion of Virginia to a database of over 265,000 active candidates nationwide. Additionally, the campaign will focus on encouraging individuals, including students at two-year or four-year institutions and high school students, to consider pursuing an educational career in Virginia.
If your school division does not have a current membership, you may register directly on the website message, www.teachers-teachers.com/virginia, or send an e-mail to Virginia@teachers-teachers.com identifying the persons in your school division who are in charge of recruiting teachers, administrators, and related services personnel. Include their names, titles, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. A representative from Teachers-Teachers.com will contact your staff within the next few weeks to provide training and immediate access as you seek qualified candidates for the 2007-2008 school year. Ongoing technical assistance will be provided for each school division by Teachers-Teachers.com.
you need additional information concerning this service, contact Mr. B. J.
Robinson, Virginia Recruitment Coordinator, at e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
or (877) 812-4071. Questions concerning
the availability of membership through the Virginia Department of Education
should be directed to Dr. Patricia Burgess, teacher education specialist,
Division of Teacher Education and Licensure at e-mail: email@example.com or