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Roanoke County Director of Pupil Personnel Services Elizabeth Harmon answering a participant’s question.

School personnel from over 20 school districts in Virginia, including Craig County, Roanoke County and Salem City, were present to answer questions, go over resumes and meet prospective teacher applicants.

Although not necessary, participants were encouraged to apply online before they arrived.

“We were very pleased with the turnout. We are looking for some great teachers and we met a lot of good potential candidates,” said Jodylee Edsall, a Roanoke County Public Schools employee since 1980. “There was a great mix of upcoming May college graduates to career switchers that want to enter the teaching field.”

As the Roanoke County Public Schools Supervisor of Human Resources, Edsall’s responsibilities include overseeing the implementation of personnel policies and procedures, hiring and staffing of support and instructional personnel, facilitating transfers of support personnel and overseeing employee benefits.

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are working diligently to address the critical teaching shortage through a…

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