UGA Career Center COE Update

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hello from your Career Consultant!

I'm excited to introduce this "new look" to your periodic update emails. I hope you enjoy! Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the information in this email. Thank you! - Whitney

Email Contents:

1. Southern Teacher Agency - 1, 010 Vacancies!

2. Metro Nashville Public Schools - Teacher Fair

3. Marion County School District - Teacher Fair

4. Roadtrip Nation TEACH Road Trip Opportunity

5. Walton County Public Schools - Math Teacher Vacancy

6. Save the Date: UGA Alumni Career Fair

7. Angry Dawgs App

1. Southern Teachers Agency

Each year, STA helps hundreds of teachers and coaches find jobs at outstanding college preparatory schools throughout the South—nearly 600 schools in 16 states from Texas to Florida to Pennsylvania. Teacher certification is preferred, but is typically NOT required by these schools for middle and high school teaching positions.

Please click on any of the links below for information about current vacancy listings.




Learning Specialist




Media Specialist/Librarian




Physical Education





History/Social Studies


In addition, we presently have numerous Administrative Opportunities listed around the South.

General Requirements:

  • Elementary Education: teacher certification required and, typically, 3 years of full time teaching experience
  • Art, Physical Education, and Music: teacher certification strongly preferred
  • Learning Specialist: teacher certification required
  • Media Specialist/Library: MLS (or comparable degree) required
  • Counselor: master’s degree in counselor education, but not necessarily for College Counselors
  • Administration: master’s degree in administration preferred for most jobs
  • For most other middle- and high-school teaching positions, a bachelor’s degree with a major in the teaching field (or at least a minor) is essential. Teacher certification is preferred, but not always required.

Application process:

Click here to Apply to be an STA Candidate. You’ll be asked to submit a resume and cover letter along with the STA application.

Job Fairs:

Throughout the hiring season, STA will host 12 virtual recruitment fairs: Thursdays @ STA! Registered STA candidates may participate in these fairs and will have the opportunity to meet school administrators through prescheduled, real-time digital interviews for vacancies, with zero travel and zero registration costs. In order to participate in the next virtual fair of 2014 on April 10th, interested students should apply to STA for candidacy as soon as possible. For more information about Thursdays @ STA, click here.

Please visit our website or contact:

Southern Teachers Agency
Charlottesville, Virginia
Tel (434) 295-9122

2. Metro Nashville Public Schools - Teacher Fair

You're invited to the 3rd Annual MNPS Teacher Fair that will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014 at David Lipscomb Allen Arena from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. During this event, students will have the opportunity to speak directly with principals, learn more about individual schools, and learn about specific openings within MNPS for the 2014-2015 school year. Below is the registration link for this event. Registration must be complete by April 18, 2014. (See event flyer below)

We are seeking December 2013 and May 2014 graduates in the following designated areas of certification:

  • Biology 7-12
  • Chemistry 7-12
  • Early Childhood Education PreK-3
  • Elementary Education K-6
  • English 7-12
  • ELL PreK-12
  • Exceptional Education K-12
  • Geography 7-12
  • Government 7-12
  • Economics 7-12
  • Math 7-12
  • Middles Grades 4-8
  • Spanish 7-12

Registration Link:

Amber Tyus, PHR

HC Liaison – Support Staffing

Human Capital

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

(615) 259-8678

(615) 214-8650 fax

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3. Marion County School District - Teacher Fair

Marion County School District will host a Teacher Recruitment Fair on Monday, April 28, 2014 at our District Office located at 719 N. Main Street, Marion, SC 29571 from 3:00-5:00 PM. (See event flyer below)

Please visit to view employment opportunities. To apply, complete an application here:

Marion County currently knows of several Middle Level (all subjects) and Secondary (all subjects) vacancies for next year, but are anticipating more once teaching contracts are returned on April 28, 2014.

Marion County is located approximately 50 miles from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and is in the upper, eastern part of the state.


Paula D. Grant
Director of Human Resources

Marion County School District
719 N. Main Street
Marion, SC 29571
843-423-1811, Ext. 1015
843-423-8328 Fax

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4. Roadtrip Nation TEACH Road Trip Opportunity

This summer, Road Trip Nation is offering an exciting road trip opportunity for young people who are interested in teaching! We here at Roadtrip Nation have partnered with PivotTV and Participant Media to launch the TEACH Roadtrip, which is all about talking to the people who are changing the world through teaching.

We’re searching for young people ages 18-25 who want to embark on a 4-week cross-country adventure to interview everyone from teachers to education policymakers, activists, and beyond—the people who are leading a movement of a social justice that’s reshaping our world. It’s a great opportunity for young people to explore different pathways in education and learn how they can make a difference—all on Roadtrip Nation’s dime!

Here are the details:

  • Individuals between the ages of 17-25 can apply and must be at least 18 at the start of the trip
  • Roadtrip Nation will select 3 young people to hit the road in our Green RV to learn how inspiring educators are making an impact on the world
  • Alongside Roadtrip Nation, selected individuals will help plan the road trip route and book interviews
  • Two filmers will capture the experience, which may be shared on PivotTV
  • Roadtrip Nation pays for all travel expenses. Roadtrippers also receive a daily stipend for food
  • The road trip will take place mid-August 2014 and will last approximately 3-4 weeks
  • The application deadline for Round 1 is April 21st, 2014
  • Applications can be found at

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact

(See event flyer below)

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5. Walton County Public Schools - Math Teacher Vacancy

Walton County Public Schools

Human Resources Department

200 Double Springs Church Road

Monroe, GA 30656

Position: Teacher - Math

Location: Loganville High

Effective Date: 08/01/2014

Application Deadline: Until position is filled

Salary: State base plus local supplement


Must have applicable Georgia Teaching Certificate, Gifted Endorsement preferred. Please see job description and job description supplement for additional qualifications and responsibilities.


Teacher: 2014/2015

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or 10 pounds as needed to move objects.


Wilma Widmer - Chief Human Resources Officer

Walton County Board of Education

200 Double Springs Church Rd.

Monroe, GA 30656

770-266-4520 or Fax 770-266-4415

Apply online at

All employees are required to submit a criminal record check.

6. Save the Date: Alumni Career Fair

Date: June 4, 2014
Time: 11:00 am until 3:00 pm

Location: The Gwinnett Center

Alumni from the classes of 1962 to 2014 are invited to network with employers who are specifically recruiting UGA graduates! This event is also excellent for networking with fellow Bulldogs.

No pre-registration required. Bring a copy of your resume as your ticket in!

All UGA graduates from every class year and degree program are invited to network with employers and fellow Bulldogs at this incredible career event serving Metro Atlanta. This career fair is open only to UGA graduates and only happens once a year! Business Professional Attire is recommended, and there is no cost to attend.

Click here for directions.

More information: Holly Getchell, at or (706) 542-3375

This event is sponsored by the UGA Career Center

Angry Dawgs

Whitney Prescott, College of Education Career Consultant

Whitney Prescott joined UGA’s Career Center staff in December 2013 as the College of Education Career Consultant. She is a graduate of Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, where she earned her Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Business degrees. While at Murray State, Whitney served as both a graduate assistant and a full-time Career Counselor in the Career Services Office. In addition, she gained experience from an employer perspective as she also worked in the Office of Human Resources.

Call for an appointment: (706) 542-3375

Satellite Hours: Tuesdays 3:00 - 5:00 PM in Aderhold 124L

General Career Center Walk-In Hours: M-F, 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM