Job Fair Draws More Than 600 Candidates

Job Fair Draws More Than 600 Candidates

CCSD’s annual Job Fair on Saturday drew more than 600 people interested in positions as teachers, bus drivers or school nutrition workers.

Candidates for elementary school positions filled the gym floor at River Ridge HS.

“The job fair was a huge success.  We saw a tremendous number of high-quality applicants who want to work for the Cherokee County School District,” said Rick Beaulieu, Chief Human Resources Officer.  “We are a strong district with a very competitive compensation package and a supportive Superintendent and School Board.  It’s a great time to work for CCSD, and the job fair response very much reflects that.”

Etowah Assistant Principals Ken Nix, left, and Cassandra Mathious review resumes at the EHS table during the job fair.


As the HR Division firms up numbers on teacher retirements and transfers, as well as projected student enrollment growth, they will work with schools on teacher allotments and determine any remaining vacancies.   Although the bulk of hiring will occur over the next couple of months, qualified applicants are always welcome to apply any time.  Openings can also occur throughout the summer, especially if new student registrations exceed expectations.

School Superintendent Dr. Brian V. Hightower, left, and Chief Human Resources Officers Rick Beaulieu, right, stop by the Indian Knoll ES table during the job fair.

“We are always looking for strong candidates in the perennial high-need areas, such as special education and high school math and science,” he added, “but overall we should be in really good shape heading into the summer and preparing for the 2018-19 school year.”

The Creekland Middle School team is ready to interview top candidates at the job fair.

The ET Booth Middle School team interviews potential teachers for future Falcons.

CCSD Celebrates Third Annual Bus Driver Appreciation Week Breakfast!

CCSD school bus driver Sonny Carmichael salutes the crowd with a wave of a celebratory muffin, as he is recognized for 52 years of service.

Watch a video from the celebration here!

The Cherokee County School District Transportation Department on Tuesday celebrated its third annual Bus Driver Appreciation Week breakfast.

School bus-themed decorations graced tables and walls.

The School District’s 500 bus drivers, monitors, specialists, technicians and administrators were treated to breakfast provided by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at CCSD’s bus shops in Holly Springs and Woodstock.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Community Development Officer Janet Read gave sponsor remarks, thanking bus drivers for their service. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower and Transportation Director Jim Georges also shared messages of appreciation. School Board members attended at both locations to show their appreciation.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower speaks with school bus driver Kay Saunders and thanks her for taking care of students each day.

“Our school bus drivers carry the most precious of cargo, and they do so with great pride and professionalism,” Dr. Hightower said. “We value our school bus drivers and invest in continuous training to assist them in maintaining safety at all times. We hope that everyone in our community will join us in thanking school bus drivers for all they do to care for our children!”

Everyone in attendance received a gift bag, with gifts provided by community partners including Chick-fil-A restaurants of Cherokee County, Roly Poly in Towne Lake, Stars and Strikes Family Entertainment Center and Waffle House. Credit Union of Georgia and Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q provided door prizes.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Community Development Officer Janet Read praises CCSD’s school bus drivers for their commitment and love for children.

CCSD bus drivers every day transport 29,000 students along routes totaling 20,000 miles. In addition to the District’s event, many CCSD schools and PTAs organized special activities to thank bus drivers for all that they do.

School Board Vice Chair Mike Chapman, center, and School Board Member Patsy Jordan, herself a former school bus driver, right, talk with bus driver Louisa Vital before the breakfast.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta provided a small gift with a sweet message for bus drivers at the breakfast, which the organization sponsored.

CCSD Transportation Director Jim Georges thanks school bus drivers for their hard work and diligence in transporting thousands of students to and from school.

CCSD school bus drivers were treated to breakfast today as a celebration of School Bus Driver Appreciation Week at both the Holly Springs and Woodstock bus garages. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta sponsored the event.

CCSD school bus driver Thomas Thorpe picks up a Chick-fil-A biscuit and coffee at the Bus Driver Appreciation breakfast, sponsored by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

School Board Member Patsy Jordan, a former school bus driver, takes a seat behind the wheel to check out one of CCSD’s new smaller buses for its preschool program.

CCSD Hiring More Bus Drivers for 2017-18 School Year

The Cherokee County School District’s award-winning transportation fleet is accepting applications for more school bus drivers. Video: Apply online: #CCSDfam