The School District of Lee County is hosting Coffee & Conversation on Tuesday, Sept. 29, an informational event that will provide insight on careers within the District.

Ideal for prospective career-changers and working professionals, the virtual session will offer opportunities to meet members of the District’s team, learn about the variety of career paths available and walk through the process of becoming certified to teach in Florida. Select candidates may also be offered an interview for potential employment.

Florida is one of 48 states that offer alternative routes to becoming a certified teacher. Individuals who already earned a bachelor’s degree in any field can become eligible for Florida teacher certification by passing a subject area exam in their area of expertise, completing additional coursework or enrolling in a teacher preparation program.

The District has openings for virtual and in-classroom teachers at the elementary, middle and high school levels with a focus on high-demand positions like science, math, elementary and special education. Prospective teachers with backgrounds in communications, counseling and psychology also are needed to fill vacancies.

Coffee & Conversation will take place by appointment between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29. To register by 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28 click here.

The School District of Lee County’s efforts to put “The Right Talent in the Right Place” means that new teachers will receive the support and necessary resources that will enable them to succeed upon entering the field of education. The District offers a competitive and comprehensive compensation plan for its employees, and the starting compensation package of over $53,000 for teachers encompasses salary, medical coverage and life insurance, pension and investment plan contributions, and social security and Medicare employer contributions. Additional benefits and earning opportunities are also available via advanced degree supplement, summer school, athletic coaching and more. Upon hire, a personal benefits selection process will be made available to eligible employees.

About The School District of Lee County

Lee County Public Schools is the ninth-largest district in Florida and the 32nd-largest district in the United States. The District educates more than 94,000 students in grades K-12 and is a model for others in the state and around the nation. With approximately 12,000 full- and part-time employees, the District is one of the county’s largest employers.