The School District of Lee County, headquartered in Fort Myers, will participate in Florida A&M University’s multidiscipline internship and recruitment fair on March 6.

A growing school district with more than 96,000 students, The School District of Lee County is preparing to hire hundreds of new teachers in anticipation of the 2019-20 academic year. The District will be filling positions at the elementary, middle and high school levels, with a focus on hiring special education, elementary education, school counselors, science, mathematics, reading and language arts instructors.

FAMU’s Education, Health, Nursing and Social Sciences Career & Internship Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6 at the Alfred Lawson, Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium, 1800 Wahnish Way in Tallahassee. The fair is being presented by FAMU’s Career and Professional Development Center.

FAMU is advising participants to wear professional attire and bring copies of their resumes.

Prospective candidates for employment in Lee County can review a complete, up-to-date listing of career opportunities online at LeeSchools.net/Careers.

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 $52,984 for teachers encompasses salary, medical coverage and life insurance, pension and investment plan contributions, and social security and Medicare employer contributions. A relocation bonus may be available to assist with moving to the area. 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.

For more information about teaching positions in Lee County, please call 239-337-8147.

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 96,000 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. 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.