I didn’t expect to find a zinger in a promotional flyer for a substitute teacher hiring fair, but there it was, at the end.
“Why would someone be a substitute teacher for Oakland Unified School District?
“You just can’t get this type of experience anywhere else. Oakland Unified is like the ‘Broadway’ of teaching: if you can make it here, you’ll make it anywhere!”
image from yudis_asnar’s profile at flickr.com/creativecommons
So maybe it’s not exactly a ringing endorsement for the Oakland public schools. But who knows? Maybe the blunt humor will draw top candidates. As long as they don’t leave for “anywhere” as soon as they “make it” in Oakland…
Anyway, the fair is tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon at the central office. Here is the info, straight from the flyer:
Oakland Unified School District
Substitute Teacher Hiring Fair
Thursday February 21st 3:30-5pm
OUSD Administration Building
1025 2nd Avenue, 2nd Floor
Day-to-Day and Full-Time Positions Available
Apply at www.edjoin.org before the event to receive additional directions for applicants
Requirements for ALL substitute positions:
Bachelor’s Degree, Eligibility for Substitute Teacher Permit, Passing Score on CBEST, Pass Fingerprinting Check, Tuberculosis Clearance, Pass Reference Check
Are you serious about being a substitute teacher in Alameda County?
Register with the Alameda County Office of Education Substitute Consortium to be eligible for employment with any district in the county. You will need to apply for your 30 Day Substitute Teacher Permit and submit fingerprints for the criminal background check. Directions and more information can be found by calling 510-670-4263 or at http://www.acoe.org/acoe/HumanResources/Employment/SubstituteOpportunities