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Virtual Career Fair on Saturday April 17

The WS/FCS Spring Virtual Career Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on April 17. To register to attend, go to Register.

Career 1 MARCH 29, 2021 – Those interested in working for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools are invited to attend the Spring Virtual Career Fair on Saturday April 17.

WS/FCS is looking for people to fill many positions – teachers, counselors, administrators, data managers – as well as people to work in Human Resources, Facilities, Finance, Transportation, Technology, Student Services, and Instructional Services.

One of the schools looking for staff members is Lewisville Middle, a new school that will open for the 2021-22 school year.

Charles McAninch, the principal at Lewisville Middle, said the school needs Sixth Grade K6 Certified, Middle School English, Middle School Math, Middle School Science, Middle School Social Studies, Business Education, Technology Education, Art, Foreign Language, Health/PE, School Counselor, and EC Inclusion.

"In the initial startup of Lewisville Middle our staff will provide the framework essential to establishing our school, community, and its legacy,” McAninch said. “In doing so, we must ensure our culture focuses on academics, inclusivity, and the social well-being of our students, staff, and community.”

“Lewisville is searching for qualified staff to accompany us on this journey."

Shaterika Parks is Director of Employee Recruitment and Retention.

“The virtual career fair model was adapted out of necessity,” Parks said. “However, as a district, both WS/FCS hiring managers and candidates have grown to like the virtual career fair model.”

“To improve the experience for both hiring managers and candidates, schools now have access to video and call features that allows them to have a more traditional career fair experience.”

“The district has seen a significant increase in the number of out-of-state candidates because we have eliminated cost and time barriers.”

People can register online for the fair, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on April 17. When people register, they will fill out a profile and provide such information as their resume.

On the day of the fair, once people sign in, they will be able to visit virtual booths for each school and department.

At the school booths, they can meet with the principals at the schools where they would be interested in working. Initially, they will talk with principals by text only.

Department leaders will have virtual booths as well. Participating departments include:

World Languages

Exceptional Children

School Leadership

Human Resources

Finance

Student Services

Instructional Services

Maintenance & Facilities

Transportation

Child Nutrition

Operations

Following the meet-and-greet, the booth representative can then offer to set up a video call where cameras would be turned on and the person interested in working at a school or department would talk with a representative directly.

The school system’s Human Resources department will also have a virtual Helpdesk where people can have questions answered.