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Putnam City teacher job fair set for Tuesday


Putnam City Public Schools will hold its annual teacher job fair from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Francis Tuttle’s Reno Campus, 7305 W Reno.

The district will have openings next school year in a variety of grade levels and subject areas, said Patricia Balenseifen, Putnam City’s chief of human capital.

Teachers interested in Putnam City can roam through the job fair and meet and visit with principals, assistant principals and teachers from each district school and review lists of known openings at schools. Principals will conduct job interviews with some candidates at the job fair and might make arrangements for other candidates to drop by the school for an interview in the days following the event.

Prospective teachers who attend the job fair should bring multiple copies of their resume to share with schools in which they are interested in teaching. No registration is required to attend the job fair.

Putnam City, the state’s fifth-largest district, has about 19,400 students in 27 schools. The district offers a $40,000 starting teacher salary, district-paid teacher retirement, $150 in room money each year for every teacher each year, $30,000 in paid life insurance, and district-paid disability coverage. Teachers also have an opportunity to place children from 6 weeks to 4 years old in the district’s child development center.

For more information about the job fair, go to or call 495-5200, Ext. 1231.