Recruiting Diverse Future Teachers in NUSD
On October 11th, 2017, NUSD Board Trustees approved an exciting plan to invest in our future teachers that reflect the diversity of our community! Our primary interest is to find former NUSD students who are in the final stages of earning their bachelor’s degree and are considering a career in education. Additionally, we are looking for candidates that meet qualifications and experiences identified below that we know will support our diverse student population, especially candidates like current NUSD classified staff. A pamphlet with complete details for Cohort 2, an FAQ and the presentation that was shared with Trustees is included below.
Here’s what NUSD will do to help you become a teacher*:
- Pay 80% of the cost of your one-year teacher credential program
- Provide an NUSD Macbook for use during your credential program
- Provide a $500 monthly allowance for 12 months if you choose to live within NUSD boundaries during the duration of your credential program
- Provide monetary incentives if you meet requirements for:
- Diversity: $5,000 (i.e. lived in a ZIP code that matches our demographics; bilingual; demonstrated academic interest in subjects such as gender, race, multicultural studies; involvement with organizations that support underserved students)
- Earning teaching credentials in “hard to fill” subject areas: $5,000 (i.e. Math, Science, Special Education, World Language, Career-Technical Education)
If selected to participate in this program, in return for this investment, you will commit to teaching in NUSD for a minimum of 3 years, because we believe that the consistency and commitment of diverse, quality teachers will help our students achieve our vision that they become college and career ready.
Contact our Human Resources team with questions at (916) 567-5469.
*The budget approved to fund this recruitment is one-time state money: money that cannot be built into our ongoing budget and used for things like operating expenses and expenses for permanent staff.
Application & Selection Timeline
Q&A and Application Period
August 1 – October 15, 2018
Invitations to Selection Day
By November 10, 2018
Dependent upon number of applications and subject to change
November 26 (evening)
November 28 (day)
December 1 (all-day)
Official Program Invitation
Subject to change if needed
By January 1, 2019
Once selected for Cohort 2, candidates will work with credential program they have selected to meet credential program entrance requirements
We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to broadening the diversity of our workplace. All applications and resumes are welcome. The Natomas Unified School District is determined to provide district employees, interns, volunteers and job applicants a safe, positive environment where they are assured of full and equal employment access and opportunities, protection from harassment or intimidation, and freedom from any fear of reprisal or retribution for asserting their employment rights in accordance with law. No district employee, and, to the extent required by law, interns, volunteers, and job applicants shall be discriminated against or harassed by any coworker, supervisor, manager, or other person with whom the employee comes in contact in the course of employment, on the basis of the actual or perceived race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex, or sexual orientation or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For concerns regarding discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying in employment, you should immediately contact Angela Herrera, Associate Superintendent (Compliance Office for Title IX and CC of R Title 5) at 916-561-5253, [email protected] or 1901 Arena Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834. A copy of Natomas Unified School District’s uniform complaint policy and non-discrimination policy are available upon request.