Hillsborough Schools Welcomes Hundreds of New Teachers
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tanya Arja
Office of Communications
Tampa, Fla. – (July 11, 2019) – Hillsborough County Public Schools is excited to welcome more than 600 newly hired educators to our district. These educators will gather at Chamberlain High School on Monday, July 15, for the Hillsborough Educator Institute where they will learn about the mission, vision and goals of the district and will learn how to establish a positive classroom culture during the first few weeks of school.
These new teachers are coming from all across the country to teach in the 8th largest school district in the nation. They will join our school teams – with more than 14,000 current teachers – who continually stand out as state and national leaders.
This past year, our district set another all-time graduation rate record of 85.8%. Hillsborough Schools ranks at the top of 27 large school districts across the U.S. – with our 4th graders tying for 1st place in reading and math and 8th graders tying for 1st place in reading and 2nd place in math.
There is a great media opportunity from 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. where all of the new teachers will be together for the general session. The teachers will be welcomed by Superintendent Jeff Eakins and School Board members. Chamberlain High School is located at 9401 N. Boulevard, Tampa.
Nearly 30% of the new hires will be teaching in one of our Achievement Schools, working with our schools with the highest needs. Our district serves more than 215,000 students and employs more than 24,000 people.