Wilson County Schools In Need Of More Than 150 Teachers

LEBANON, Tenn. - The Wilson County School district will hold a recruitment fair in hopes of filling 150 to 185 open teacher positions.

New candidates will be able to meet and talk with administrators from every school in Wilson County.

The number of teachers needed in Wilson County has recently grown from 120 to more than 150.

"Our district is growing. Wilson County includes Lebanon, Mt. Juliet, and Watertown, and so being close to Nashville, we are booming. We are building new schools in the upcoming year, so yes, the need has increased," HR Generalist for Certified Personnel Deanna Barnes said.

Officials said early employment offers and signing bonuses will be made available for select positions.

"We start our teachers out at $40,000 with a Bachelors degree and $43,000 with an advanced degree. Depending on the level of experience you have, you can make more than that obviously, and we also offer performance-based pay which is attached to the teachers overall level of effectiveness score," Barnes said.

Wilson County Schools' recruitment fair gets started at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Lebanon at the Administrative and Training Complex at 415 Harding Drive.

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