If you ask kids, summer passes by far too quickly. But school supplies are already on sale, and local districts are making big hires to make sure they'll fully staffed for the upcoming school year.
The following are some of the metro Atlanta school districts with the largest number of teacher vacancies, as of July 17.
Atlanta Public Schools
Approximate number of openings: 25
Along with teachers, you'll find openings for a graphic designer, cafeteria monitor, and part-time instructional coach.
Clayton County Schools
Approximate number of openings: 187
Special education teachers are mostly needed. At least one year of teaching experience is preferred for these jobs.
Cobb County Schools
Approximate number of openings: 20
Elementary and middle school teachers are needed most.
DeKalb County Schools
Approximate number of openings: 282
The state's third largest school district has lots of openings for teachers at all school levels.
Fulton County Schools
Approximate number of openings: 152
Many certified support services jobs are open in the state's fourth-largest school system, including positions for school social workers, math improvement coaches, and a literacy coach.
Gwinnett County Schools
Approximate number of openings: 62
The state's largest school district has plenty of open positions for teachers, with several listings for permanent positions and substitute/temporary teachers. Lots of paraprofessionals and custodians are also needed.
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