DCSS offering $4,000 incentive for some teachers

Published 12:35 pm Friday, December 28, 2018

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High-demand teachers in special ed, math, science eligible for incentive

In a recent meeting, the Demopolis City Board of Education voted unanimously to offer a $4,000 incentive for new teachers to the system who are certified in special education (K-12), math (6-12) and/or science (6-12). 

This incentive is structured over two academic years with $2,000 awarded on the first contract day of the first year, an additional $1,000 awarded on the first contract day of the second year, and the remaining $1,000 awarded on the first contract day of the third year. 

“The Demopolis City School System is always seeking the best teachers in Alabama but it is getting difficult for rural areas of the state to compete for teachers in high demand areas,” said Demopolis City School System Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff.  “Our colleges of education are producing fewer and fewer math, science, and special education teachers, and those who are on the market will not come to rural Alabama unless we find an incentive to attract them our way.” 

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The system is also hiring for a system-wide social worker. The qualifying candidate would hold a licensure by the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners and be a Licensed Master  Social Worker, having graduated from an accredited School of Social Work. Social workers with experience in dealing with children and adolescents will be a factor when considering applicants.

The social worker will serve as a liaison between the school system and local agencies, such as Marengo County Mental Health, Department of Human Resources, and others.

For more information  about these positions visit www.dcsedu.com/ and click About Us/Employment Opportunities.

(This article originally appeared in the Wednesday, December 26 issue of the Demopolis Times.)