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 Job Fair Set for Saturday, March 3

job fair flier

CCSD will hold its annual job fair for teacher candidates, as well as future bus drivers and school nutrition workers, on Saturday, March 3, from 9 am to 12 noon at River Ridge High School in Woodstock.  Job seekers can fill out an application online at and then meet school administrators in person at the fair.


This fair is designed for teacher candidates graduating from educator preparation programs, as well as experienced educators who currently hold professional certification in Georgia or another state.


Join the team of caring professionals who provide breakfast and lunch to students.  Food service experience is preferred, but not required.


Become one of our trusted school bus drivers who provides safe transportation to and from school each day. CDL may be obtained after hiring.

2018 CCSD Job Fair March 3

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CCSD Job Fair Set for Saturday, March 4 at River Ridge HS

Cherokee County School District’s Division of Personnel Management will be hosting a job fair on Saturday, March 4, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at River Ridge High School in Woodstock.  The fair is designed to attract teacher applicants, as well as potential Transportation Department candidates to drive school buses and School Nutrition workers to prepare/serve breakfast and lunch for students.  Applicants can meet principals and assistant principals at the event, which attracted more than 500 job seekers last year.

New Teachers

Eligible teacher candidates include those graduating from educator preparation programs , as well as experienced educators who currently hold professional certification in Georgia or another state.  Anticipated areas of high need include special education, math and science at elementary, middle and high school levels.  School psychologists and speech language pathologists are also positions with anticipated vacancies.  A short video about teaching in the Cherokee County School District (produced by students at Etowah High School) can be viewed at this link:

Transportation and School Nutrition

CCSD is also interviewing for anticipated vacancies in transportation and school nutrition.  School bus driver candidates do not need to hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) in order to apply; this certification can be obtained after hiring.  Restaurant or food service experience is a plus for school nutrition worker candidates, but not required.  All positions in transportation and school nutrition include extensive training.

Those interested in employment with the school district are encouraged to complete an online application prior to the event, accessible at the following link:  Current job openings can be viewed at this link:

Cherokee County School District is a high-performing, award-winning public school district serving 42,000 students in Metro Atlanta.  Learn more about us at

2017 Recruitment Fair March 4