| Coordinator of Instructional Technology for Clovis Municipal Schools, Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy writes an education column, published weekly by the Eastern New Mexico News and featured on www.clovis-schools.org.
COME BE PART OF AN EDUCATION TEAM
by Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy
April 28, 2017
A special day for the Clovis Municipal Schools is almost here; the occasion is the CMS Job Fair. This will, in fact, be the second job fair held, repeated because our first job fair last year was so successful. At the first event, approximately twenty-five percent of attendees were hired on the spot, provided with letters of intent.
The nature of the American workforce has changed dramatically in recent years. Given a combination of factors – from technology advances to increased mobility of the workforce – employees are much more transient than in the past. Gone are the days when a teacher spent decades in the same classroom. This is not unique to education, but it presents unique challenges to employers. The Clovis Schools has the additional challenge of teachers and other staff who may be associated with our beloved Cannon Air Force Base who are required to relocate periodically.
We are excited to hold this job fair to welcome potential employees to our district. This year’s event is at the district’s Central Office, 1900 Main Street here in Clovis, this Saturday, April 29th, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
We have a considerable range of jobs openings available, from teaching positions at all grade levels and a variety of subjects, (with possible signing bonuses), along with many other related positions, degreed and non-degreed. These include educational assistants, secretarial positions, audiologists, counselors, security guards, custodians, student nutrition workers, nurses, diagnosticians, HVAC specialists, and coaches.
The job fair is a “come and go” format throughout the morning. We’re fortunate to have representatives from Eastern New Mexico University, Wayland Baptist University, Clovis Community College, Lesley and Grand Canyon Universities on hand, specifically, to advise on certifications and licensures. Our elementary and secondary principals will also be present to provide information and answer questions. For those interested, interviews will be conducted on the spot, so attendees should bring résumés and copies of transcripts.
There is a great sense of gratification working in education, preparing our children for the future. Come and be part of our team and part of the solution.
Former well-known business executive, Lee Iacocca, noted: “In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less, because passing civilization along from one generation to the next ought to be the highest honor and the highest responsibility anyone could have.”