Superintendent’s Memo #152-15

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

June 19, 2015

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: TeachVirginia Educator Recruitment Project

In a continuing effort to recruit highly qualified candidates for the classrooms and public schools of Virginia, I am pleased to announce the availability of the TeachVirginia Educator Project, an online educational recruitment service powered by  This project continues to include comprehensive resources to recruit school personnel, specifically in the critical shortage teaching areas, to Virginia preK-12 schools and to encourage individuals to pursue a career in education.  The service allows school divisions to post an unlimited number of positions; to conduct searches for qualified candidates; and to hire teachers, administrators and other school personnel.  Effective June 22, 2015, this service is provided at no cost to all Virginia public school divisions and other Virginia state operated programs including the regional special education centers.  Technical support and training will be provided for all school division representatives.  The Department of Education highly encourages all school divisions to utilize this service.

Another available resource is the TeachVirginia Educator Career Center.  This Web site may be accessed through  The Web site provides prospective educators information on job opportunities, critical teaching shortage areas, approved education preparation programs, and Virginia licensure.  This site also provides information on becoming a special educator in the Commonwealth.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Special Education Human Resources Development Specialist, Ms. Johnelle M. Torbert, at (804) 371-0471 or