March 1, 2010
CHARTERSCHOOLJOBS.COM DELIVERS OVER 650
HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES
AT THE 8th ANNUAL METRO NY CHARTER SCHOOL CAREER FAIR
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NEW YORK CITY – CharterSchoolJobs.com
once again produced the “must-attend” staff recruitment event for New York area
charter schools. The 8th Annual
Metro NY Charter School Career Fair was held this Saturday February 27, 2010 at
Teachers College, Columbia
University. Despite a major snow-storm that closed all NYC Department of Education
schools the day before the Career Fair, over 650 determined candidates and 120 school
representatives braved the weather and made this year’s event the biggest and best
of CharterSchoolJobs.com) president Kent Strong:
“We were really sweating bullets Friday
morning. With 2 feet of snow on the ground and all public charter schools closed
due to the weather, we
were seriously considering canceling the event. Much credit goes to our charter
school customers and our co-host, Teachers College Office of Career Services, for
providing feedback very quickly that helped us make the decision to move forward.
In the end it all worked out and candidate turnout broke all records. We were especially
pleased with the large number of Teachers College, Columbia University students
and alumni (over 260) who attended the Fair.”
For the second year in a row, the
KIPP NYC (www.KIPPNYC.org) was the Platinum Sponsor of
the 8th Annual Metro NY Charter School Career Fair. “We are honored and grateful that a highly successful, renowned organization
like KIPP NYC chose to spend precious recruitment dollars on our event” said Mr. Strong.
Back in 2003, when there were far
fewer charter schools and many promising candidates did not even know what a charter
school was, K12connect, Inc. (parent of CharterSchoolJobs.com) pioneered the first
regional charter school career fair. Known then as the Northeast Regional Charter
School Career Fair, we struggled to attract more than 20 schools and 200 candidates.
Over the next 7 years, as the charter school movement grew in New York, the event evolved to focus more on the
Metro NY area charter
schools. From humble
beginnings, the Metro NY Charter School
Career Fair has grown to attract over 50 charter schools and over 650 candidates.
We are proud to have contributed to
the tremendous academic success of charters in New York City and beyond through
our unique events like the Metro NY Charter School Career Fair and our premier web
recruitment service www.CharterSchoolJobs.com.