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CREC Hosts Annual Regional Minority Teacher Recruitment Career Fair March 28

The Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) will host its 28th annual regional minority teacher recruitment career fair on Wednesday, March 28, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Two Rivers Magnet Middle School, 337 East River Drive, East Hartford. The fair is part of an overall effort to diversify Connecticut’s teaching staff by attracting African American, Hispanic and Latino, Native American, and Asian educators.

Registration for this free fair is required at An educator and district leader meet and greet will start at 5 p.m., followed by networking at 7 p.m. Aspiring teachers and administrators are encouraged to wear business attire and to bring copies of their resumes and certification. For more information, contact Gerald Hairston at or 860-305-9948.

Attending will be school district representatives from Bridgeport, Bristol, Danbury, East Hartford, Easton-Redding – Region 9, Farmington, Granby, Hartford, New Britain, New London, Newington, Simsbury, South Windsor, Stamford, Torrington, Vernon, West Hartford, and Windsor. In addition, staff from New Haven’s Cold Spring School, Hartford’s Jumoke Academy, and CREC Magnet Schools will be present. Job candidates can also meet with personnel from the Advanced Alternate Route Program for Special Education and Montessori Training Center Northeast to discuss opportunities. Staff from the Connecticut State Department of Education will be in available to advise out-of-state candidates on Connecticut certification requirements.

Anticipated job openings include art, business education, biology, bilingual, chemistry, earth science, elementary education, English, French, general science, guidance counselor, health, history/social studies, math disciplines, media, music, physics, physical education, reading, Spanish, school psychology, school social worker, special education, speech and language pathology, tech education, and TESOL.

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