CES presents free professional educator recruitment fair

Trumbull-based Cooperative Educational Services (C.E.S.) is welcoming educators from throughout New England and the New York metropolitan area to the Fairfield County Professional Educator Recruitment Fair Saturday, April 23, at 8 a.m., at Roger Ludlowe Middle School, 689 Unquowa Road, Fairfield.

Interviewers and human resources professionals from 16 different school districts or charter schools are scheduled to attend, as well as hundreds of job seekers.

C.E.S. Associate Executive Director Christopher La Belle said the annual fair has proved an invaluable opportunity for employers and prospective teachers alike. Over the years, hundreds of people have been hired by participating districts after making good impressions at the event.

“The C.E.S. Fairfield County Educator Recruitment Fair is a terrific opportunity for aspiring educators to meet with administrators from 16 area school districts in search of a teaching position,” said La Belle. “Attendees will have a unique, in-person opportunity to promote their candidacy to some of Connecticut’s highest performing school districts.”

The fair is comprised of two sessions. The first, from 8 a.m. to noon, is an informal meet-and-greet where job seekers can meet with the district or charter school representatives and schedule on-site interviews. During the second session, from noon to 3 p.m., invited candidates will meet with interviewers in designated rooms at Ludlowe Middle School.

This year’s participating districts include Bridgeport, C.E.S., Fairfield, Greenwich, Milford, New Canaan, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Shelton, Stamford, Weston, and Wilton. Special or charter schools include Eagle Hill Special Education Private School (Greenwich), New Beginnings Family Academy (Bridgeport), Park City Prep Charter School (Bridgeport), and the Connecticut Technical High School System.

There is no charge to attend. Food and drink will be sold in the middle school cafeteria.

Advance registration is requested. Those who attend without prior registration will be required to register during or after the event. To register, visit ces.k12.us.