COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 54
March 7, 2008
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
2008 TeachVirginia Educator Recruitment Project
ongoing efforts to address the critical shortage of qualified educators for
recruitment initiative includes a membership to Teachers-Teachers.com for all
school divisions and state-operated programs within
As part of the continuation of TeachVirginia, the TEACHERS ROCK Educator Recruitment Campaign is a dynamic approach designed to encourage individuals, including students in high school and at two-year or four-year institutions, to consider pursuing a career in education. I invite you to visit www.teachvirginia.org/plugin to review the type of information that will be shared.
In the coming weeks, high schools will receive TEACHERS ROCK posters and flyers. High school personnel, including counselors and Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow instructors, are encouraged to use the TEACHERS ROCK materials in conjunction with the r u ready? (2008 Edition) magazine. The 2008 edition of r u ready? highlighted a career in education and the TEACHERS ROCK campaign with the On Your Mark, Get Set...Teach article on page 21 and a full page announcement on page 41.
available resource is the
If your school division does not have a current membership to Teachers-Teachers.com, you may register directly on the website, www.teachers-teachers.com/virginia, or send an e-mail to Virginia@teachers-teachers.com identifying the persons in your school division who are responsible for recruiting teachers, administrators, and related services personnel. Include their names, titles, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Upon receipt of this information, a representative from Teachers-Teachers.com will contact your staff members to provide training and immediate access as you seek qualified candidates for the 2008-2009 school year. Ongoing technical assistance will be provided for each school division by Teachers-Teachers.com.
you need additional information concerning this service, contact Ms. Desary Bowden, Virginia Recruitment Coordinator, at e-mail:
or (877) 812-4071. Questions concerning
the availability of membership through the Virginia Department of Education
should be directed to Dr. Patricia Burgess, special education human resources
development specialist, Division of Teacher Education and Licensure, at e-mail:
or (804) 225-2096.