YES Readiness Team Travels to San Juan, Puerto Rico to Recruit Bilingual Teachers
The YES Prep Public Schools Talent Recruitment team will conduct information sessions and in-person interviews for teachers and other graduating professionals
HOUSTON, April 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Representatives from the YES Prep Public Schools Talent Recruitment Team will be in San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 28-30 to recruit bilingual teachers and other professionals graduates to fill teaching vacancies in Houston schools for the 2022-2023 school year.
Recruitment specialists will interview candidates and hold information sessions at the Embassy Suites Isla Verde in San Juan. YES Prep will hold information sessions from April 28 to 30 at 6:00 p.m. In-person interviews will take place on April 29 and 30 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“We have such a great need for bilingual teachers, and Puerto Rico has so many qualified teachers and qualified professionals who are not only bilingual but also bicultural,” said Tony Muñoz, head of human resources for YES Prep. “We also recruit from other countries, but Puerto Rico has always been a fantastic choice for us and the teachers who come to our district.”
Muñoz said YES Prep plans to fill about 40 bilingual teacher vacancies for the 2022-2023 school year. The growth of bilingual language programs in the district, including the expansion of elementary schools and local demographic changes, have increased the need for bilingual teachers to meet the needs of YES Prep students.
“Who better to teach our children than Puerto Ricans who share a sensitivity to Latin American culture with students and their families and also know what it takes to be part of the American system and way of life,” said Munoz said. “We already have a number of Puerto Rican teachers and administrators working successfully in our schools.”
As part of the District’s “Every Opportunity Starts with a YES” recruitment campaign, recruitment specialists will provide information to potential candidates on the benefits of this career opportunity with YES Prep. In addition to salary and job details, the information shared will include the benefits of living in Houston, one of the nation’s major metropolitan areas with an affordable cost of living, a thriving arts community, major national businesses, and a strong economy.
“There are so many great things happening in Houston, Texas, and YES Prep,” Muñoz said. “We have great community support, enthusiastic volunteers, and committed parents. We want great teachers and other graduate professionals from Puerto Rico to come to Houston and be part of the team that makes our schools the best in the country. “
To secure an interview appointment and receive more information, applicants are encouraged to contact the YES Prep Talent team by emailing [email protected] by April 28, 2022.
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