News Release

Over 425 Candidates Attend the 11th Annual Metro NY Charter School Career Fair
Saturday, March 9, 2013

Over 425 certified teachers and instructional leadership candidates attended the 11th Annual Metro NY Charter Career Fair at Teachers College, Columbia University on March 9, 2013. 53 charter school organizations from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, DC and the state of New Jersey connected with a diverse group of pre-screened, certified teachers seeking new career opportunities.

As in previous years, there was strong demand from recruiters for teachers with urban teaching experience. The “start-up” nature of many charter schools, in most cases does not allow for new teachers without full-time teaching experience.  Kent Strong, CEO of K12connect, Inc. (the parent company of event producer CharterSchoolJobs.com) said "We screened the resume of every candidate who attended the fair to weed out those without teaching experience."

Recruiters also expressed strong interest in finding candidates with a demonstrated track-record of delivering strong academic results teaching children in an urban school environment. Competition for Special Education, Math and Science teachers was very strong this year. With the movement toward adopting Common Core Standards, there was also strong demand for academic leadership candidates with a background in curriculum development.

 According to Mr. Strong:

We saw a lot of great candidates today and our charter school clients seem very pleased with quality of the teachers and other education professionals who attended. The fact that we had to reschedule due to the winter storm that hit the NYC area back in February, yet we still had such a strong turnout makes me really proud of my team and what they accomplished.

We are especially thankful for the support of our Platinum Sponsor Success Academy Charter Schools and Gold Sponsors Coney Island Prep and KIPP NYC. All 3 organizations were sponsors of last year’s event as well. It is truly an honor to serve these high-performing charter school organizations.

 

About the Metro NY Charter School Career Fair

Since 2003, the Metro NY Charter School Career Fair has been the signature recruitment event of K12connect's CharterSchoolJobs.com division. Employer tables have completely sold out for 7 years in a row and hundreds of charter school teachers and other education professionals currently working in New York City charter schools found their career opportunity through this career fair. Virtually all of the top performing charter schools in the New York area attend the event year after year. It continues to play a key role in building schools that are closing the achievement gap and literally changing the lives of children and families who would otherwise be stuck in underperforming, traditional public school.

 

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Attending Charter School Organizations

100 LEGACY Academy Charter School
Newark, NJ


A South Bronx Charter School
Bronx, NY


Achievement First
Brooklyn, NY


Amani Public Charter School
Mt Vernon, NY


Ascend Learning
Brooklyn, NY


Bedford Stuyvesant New Beginnings CS
Brooklyn, NY


Beginning with Children Foundation
New York, NY


Brilla College Prep
New York, NY


Brooklyn Prospect Charter School
Brooklyn, NY


Charter School Substitute Teacher Network
Kailua, HI


Children's Aid College Prep Charter School
Bronx, NY


Community Roots Charter School
Brooklyn, NY


Coney Island Preparatory Public Charter School
Brooklyn, NY


DC Prep
Washington, DC


Democracy Prep Charter School
New York, NY


Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health & Science Charter School
Bronx, NY


DREAM Charter School
New York, NY


East Harlem Scholars Academy
New York, NY


Equality Charter School
Bronx, NY


Excel Academy Charter Schools
Boston, MA


Explore Schools
Brooklyn, NY


Fahari Academy Charter School
Brooklyn, NY


Foundation Academies
Trenton, NJ


Growing Up Green Charter School
Long Island City, NY


Harlem Link Charter School
New York, NY


Harlem Village Academies
New York, NY


HCZ Promise Academy Charter School
New York, NY


Hyde Leadership Charter School
Bronx, NY


Inwood Academy for Leadership Charter School
New York, NY


KIPP NYC
New York, NY


La Cima Charter School
Brooklyn, NY


Launch Expeditionary Learning Charter School
Brooklyn, NY


Lefferts Gardens Charter School
Brooklyn, NY


Lighthouse Academies
Bronx, NY


MESA Charter High School
New York, NY


Mott Haven Academy Charter School
Bronx, NY


New Visions for Public Charter Schools
New York, NY


People's Prep Charter School
Newark, NJ


Public Preparatory Network Inc.
New York, NY


Renaissance Charter High School for Innovation
New York, NY


ROADS Schools
New York, NY


Scholar Academies
Philadelphia, PA


South Bronx Classical Charter Schools
Bronx, NY


Success Academy Charter Schools
New York, NY


Summit Academy Charter School
Brooklyn, NY


TEAM Charter Schools
Newark, NJ


The Bronx Charter School for Children
Bronx, NY


The Equity Project Charter School
New York, NY


The New American Academy Charter School
Brooklyn, NY


Uncommon Schools
New York, NY


University Heights Charter School
Newark, NJ


VOICE Charter School
Long Is City, NY