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The School District of Lee County is participating in FGCU Recruitment Wednesday, taking place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at the Cohen Center Atrium at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). FGCU students interested in a career in education will have an opportunity to meet with representatives from the District and learn more about the Lee County school system and eligibility requirements for future employment.

The School District of Lee County serves more than 93,000 students in 96 schools and is the ninth-largest school district in Florida. The District provides competitive benefits, and continuing education opportunities are available at Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida SouthWestern State College and other local colleges and universities. The District serves Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Cape Coral, Sanibel and Captiva Islands, Pine Island, Bonita Springs, Lehigh Acres and Alva, and includes a Microsoft Certified High School, Dunbar High School; a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, The Sanibel School; and one of the top International Baccalaureate High Schools in the world, Fort Myers High School.

The District’s efforts to put “The Right Talent in the Right Place” mean that new teachers will receive the support and necessary resources that will enable them to succeed upon entering the field of education. A variety of teaching positions are available within the District for grades K-5, special education, science and mathematics, and reading and language arts. Career opportunities are updated regularly on the District’s website; a complete listing can be found at www.leeschools.net/careers.

About The School District of Lee County: Lee County Public Schools is the ninth-largest district in Florida and the 33rd-largest district in the United States. The District educates more than 93,000 students in grades K-12 and is a model for others in the state and around the nation. With approximately 10,000 full- and part-time employees, the District is one of the county’s largest employers. As the District builds new schools and renovates and expands existing facilities to accommodate the unprecedented growth experienced in the last several years, the District has become one of Southwest Florida’s largest developers.