Jackson, Mich. — Aspiring teachers, veteran educators, and job seekers ready to make a career
change will be able to meet and interview with more than a dozen educational institutions in a
virtual setting next week.
The Jackson County Educator & School Staff Virtual Job Fair, a collaboration between the
Jackson County Intermediate School District, Michigan Works! Southeast and the Michigan
Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, will take place on Tuesday, March 15 from
11am – 5pm.
“If you’re looking for a career in education, this is the place to find it,” says Shamar Herron,
executive Director of Michigan Works! Southeast. “This virtual job fair is your one-stop-shop to
connect with the many schools and early childhood centers throughout Jackson County,” says
Nearly 20 employers are participating, including several public, private and charter schools,
early childhood centers, and Jackson College. Positions range from teachers, substitute
teachers and administrators, to bus drivers, paraprofessionals, and specialized support staff.
“Everybody knows there’s a teacher shortage, but it takes so many more people to run a school
and do education really well,” says Jackson County ISD Director of Instruction and Learning
Services Tovah Sheldon. “Many of our local districts, preschool programs, and community
partners have added positions to help students and families impacted by the pandemic. Jackson
County is a great community with wonderful opportunities in education and we are looking for
people who are ready to make a difference,” says Sheldon.
Job seekers can register for the Jackson County Educator & School Staff Virtual Job Fair at