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Building You: Wichita Public Schools hiring 500 substitute teachers

Published: Oct. 13, 2021 at 5:51 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Wichita Public Schools wants to employ approximately 1,000 substitute teachers.

Currently, they employ just under 500 guest or substitute teachers.

“We’re looking for anyone that is interested; parents, community members, anyone that wants to invest time into our students. We would love to have them join our team,” said Stacie McKay, manager of guest staff services for USD 259.

Wichita Public Schools is hosting an interview fair Thursday to hire guest staff, including substitute teachers and paraeducators.

“If you like working with kids, of any age, that would be one. If you have a desire to want to teach, it’s a good place to test the waters and see if it’s really what you want,” said Philip Heasley, who has been guest teaching for 11 years.

The interview fair will be held Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Alvin Morris Administrative Center, 903 South Edgemoor.

We're hiring! Join us for a Guest (Substitute) Teacher and Para Interview Fair, 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Oct. 14, at our district administrative center. Walk-ins welcome!

Posted by Wichita Public Schools on Tuesday, October 12, 2021

“If you do not have a license or do not have those college credit hours to get a license, we can certainly use you in the para positions, which do not have a licensure requirement,” said McKay. “We would provide the opportunities and training and support they need, in order to help the students.”

They are encouraging walk-ins to attend.

To learn more about the job opportunities at USD 259, click here.

Check out today's #BuildingYou story on KWCH 12 Eyewitness News 4-5pm, and learn about the job opportunities at Wichita Public Schools.

Posted by Lily Wu - KWCH on Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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