KDE to host employment Q&A for education students

AUGUSTA, GA. – Kappa Delta Epsilon, the GRU College of Education education honor society, will host a panel discussion at 6 p.m. on Oct 7 with area school administrators present to answer students’ questions about job hunting in education.

“Knowing what principals want in a new teacher – especially for those of us who will being interviewing in the spring – is crucial to starting a career in teaching, school administration and coaching,” said Rebecca McArdle, president of the Georgia Regents University chapter of KDE.

School officials from Burke, McDuffie and Columbia counties will take questions from KDE members about building portfolios, interviewing, and how to apply for open positions.

“We give students the tools to become great teachers, mentors and scholars, but students also need to know how to approach an employer and convince him or her that they are right for the job,” said Dr. Laura Rychly, professor of education and KDE advisor. “That’s why events like this are so important to students. KDE did a great job anticipating the need for this panel.”

The KDE School Administrators Panel will be in University Hall 170, at 6 p.m., on Oct. 7. It is sponsored by KDE and the GRU College of Education. For more information, contact Rebecca McArdle at 706-836-5919 or ramcardle@gmail.com.

For students who cannot attend the KDE panel, there is a different workshop on Oct. 28 in University Hall. Educator Job Prep 101, offered by the GRU Career Services office, reviews best practices for identifying and applying for county, federal and international teaching jobs. For more information, contact Melissa Hudson-Hall at 706-737-1604 or melhall@gru.edu.

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