Gwinnett looking to hire more special education teachers

Gwinnett County school officials plan to interview about three dozen prospective special education teachers Wednesday, hoping to fill an area of need.

Gwinnett, the state’s largest school district, had 93 special ed teacher vacancies, according to a monthly staffing report shared with school board members earlier this month. Most Georgia public school districts have trouble hiring special education teachers because of the demands of the job. Gwinnett said it also needs more math teachers and bus drivers.

In all, Gwinnett hopes to hire more than 250 teachers before the school year begins on Aug. 8.

School district officials said they will continue to hold interviews with job candidates this summer and encouraged anyone interested to contact the district by sending an email to gcpsteacherfair@gwinnett.k12.ga.us or applying online at www.gcpsjobs.org.

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