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May 3, 2013 6:00 PM by Jessica Holley - jholley@kristv.com

CCISD Hosting Job Fair this Saturday

CORPUS CHRISTI - There is a high demand for teachers right now in Corpus Christi. CCISD is looking to hire more than 100 teachers before the next school year. Those vacancies come from teachers retiring or moving on.

With college graduation right around the corner, now is the perfect time for job seekers to catch that dream job, along with veteran teachers looking for something new.

"Filling teacher positions is always an ongoing thing, I don't know that one district is ever 100 percent full no matter how large or small the school district might be," says Dr. Roland Hernandez, CCISD.

CCISD is looking to fill about 120 open positions for all grade levels. Secondary math and science teachers and bilingual elementary teachers are always in high demand.

Zavala Elementary School Principal Christina Barrera will be among the principals at tomorrow's job fair looking to fill two bilingual teaching spots.

"Originally when teachers they get EC34 or what ever their certification is, but in addition to that they have to have a bilingual endorsement and that's hard to find, and especially in our community we need it," says Barrera.

Barrera estimates Zavala has the highest number of bilingual students in the district. But Zavala will be just one of dozens of schools Saturday competing for bilingual teacher candidates. Barrera is hopeful she and her assistant principals will find the two candidates needed to fill the soon to be empty second and fourth grade openings.

The job fair begins Saturday at 8:30 and runs until 11:30 at the Moody High School cafeteria. CCISD says to bring your resume because they will be interviewing candidates that day. To get the application process started, click here.

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