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MEDIA ADVISORY

June 18, 2007

Tom Butler
(850) 245-0413

Great Florida Teach-In to be Held in Tampa

The Great Florida Teach-In, a statewide teaching job fair sponsored by the Department of Education, will be held in Tampa on Friday. The Teach-In provides teacher candidates seeking employment in Florida with a convenient forum to obtain interviews with school and district personnel responsible for hiring teachers. Florida will need approximately 20,000 teachers next fall.

The Great Florida Teach-In will be held:

Friday, June 22, 2007

8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Tampa Convention Center

333 South Franklin Street

Tampa

Conney Dahn, 2007 Florida Department of Education/Macy’s Teacher of the Year, will be available for interview at:

10:00 a.m.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Tampa Convention Center Rotunda

Kathy Hebda, Chief, Bureau of Educator Recruitment, Development and Retention will be available for interview at:

10:30 a.m.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Tampa Convention Center Rotunda

More than 3,100 teacher candidates have pre-registered for the Teach-In – the largest number ever. Exhibitors include 40 school districts, 18 charter schools and 18 colleges and universities from across the state that offer approved educator preparation programs.

For more information about the Great Florida Teach-In, visit http://www.teachinflorida.com/GreatFloridaTeachIn/OnlineApplication/Introduction.asp.