OPELOUSAS, La. (KLFY) – Nearly 100 teachers showed up to the St. Landry Parish teacher job fair, hoping to fill one of the several vacancies in the parish.
The St. Landry Parish School Board is currently searching for certified teachers for elementary, middle and high school. Personnel Facilitator Gloria Malbrough said the parish needs teachers for all ages and subjects.
“SPED is a hard area for us to staff, as well as our middle school and high school in those core areas of science, English, and math.”
Joseph Sonnier is the principal at Port Barre Elementary School. He is looking for a teacher certified in special education.
“As of right now I haven’t had anyone come that is certified in special education. It’s a difficult area so that position is quite hard to fill.”
While many principals and administrators were busy trying to find the perfect fit for their school, many applicants were eager to find work.
Brooke Voorhies worked in education for over 10 years before taking time off to be with her kids. She said she’s excited to have an opportunity to find work again in the field she loves.
“It’s kind of nerve-racking going back into it, but I’m ready for it. This is what I made to do.”
The job fair was a one-day event, but the school board will be accepting applications throughout the summer.