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Employment at SWCSD: Become a Part of our Team
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Teacher Selection Process
Step 1: Application:
The Candidate Must:
Meet basic employment
Meet the licensure requirements
Pass all necessary licensure exams
Submit the online application
Step 2: Initial Interview
This will serve as a preliminary screening of applicant. The interview may occur at on-campus job fairs or at our district offices. These interviews are initiated by SWSCD staff.
View a list of on-campus job fairs and/or district interview opportunities by clicking here
Step 3: Building Interview
A candidate may be contacted to interview for a specific position at the building with the building administrator and other instructional staff.
Step 4: Selection
The Personnel office will contact a candidate to inform them if they are being offered a position or if a position has been filled by another candidate.
Professional Development Opportunities
SWCSD offers extensive ongoing professional learning opportunities to its staff. Offerings are based on SWCSD and building improvement goals. The Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC) has been recognized at both the state and national levels for the support the programs offered employees during the licensure process. Three times a year, all staff members have access to a Professional Development Planning Guide that lists district initiatives. In addition, SWCSD supports job embedded professional development by providing literacy coaches in grades K-6 and math coaches in grades K-8. Coaches model instruction in classrooms and collaborate with educators in instructional decisions. The district also supports the use of Professional Learning Communities working in the data team framework to allow groups of teachers to work collaboratively towards student achievement goals. In addition, the District offers all first-year teachers membership into the Professional Assistance Leadership (PAL) program. This program each first-year teacher assistance from a highly trained and experienced mentor teacher. The PAL program devotes the necessary time and attention to developing strong instructional skills which will ensure the highest quality of instruction possible for students.