Teach in Tampa
BIG-TIME in the sunshine!
Why is teaching in Hillsborough Schools BIG-TIME in the Sunshine? “BIG-TIME” is because we’re America’s eighth-largest district with more than 230 schools. That size gives us strength, with a wide array of school options at every level. “Sunshine” is because we’re in beautiful West Central Florida. Tampa offers urban, suburban and rural options, making this a great place to live, work and play.
In 2018 we introduced Achievement Schools, an effort to focus on students with the highest needs. We seek special teachers for positions at our Achievement Schools. Teachers in Achievement Schools are eligible for pay differential up to $13,000 a year including special incentives. This incentive, called Spark, is designed to spark your interest and spark the minds of the children you’ll inspire. Bonus pay and free or discounted child care are part of the incentives.
If you are interested in a position or want to speak to a recruiter, see our Statement of Interest. If you’re ready to join us, apply here. Look for school resources. Check our events calendar to see where we’ll be recruiting next. And we’re happy to include you in our subscription list for our newsletter, which will have a guide to Teaching in Tampa plus pro tips on interviews, resumes and more to help you land that job here.
The Office of Teacher Recruitment
Department Manager, Recruitment
Dr. Althea Walker
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Colleges of Education
Hillsborough County Public Schools hosts pre-service teachers from numerous colleges and universities at every stage of their education preparation. To qualify for placement in one of our schools, the student must be enrolled in a College of Education program from an approved post-secondary institution. Practicum and final interns must be fingerprinted. Students needing observation hours, practicum/early field or final internship/clinical placements should email email@example.com or contact Sara Kay Bonti at 813-840-7317.
Internships: Collaborating Teachers/Mentors
Collaborating Teachers (CTs) are central to our recruitment efforts in Hillsborough County Public Schools. Our teacher leaders welcome hundreds of College of Education students into their classrooms each year for observations, practicums and final internships. Teachers who host practicum and final interns must have at least three years of teaching experience, possess clinical educator training, be rated highly effective and secure their principal’s approval. Clinical Educator training is offered throughout the year. Information may be found in the PDS catalog. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.