Hundreds of prospective employees visited the East Texas Montessori Prep Academy on April 26th for the annual Career Expo, hoping to join Longview Independent School District.

Crowds pack LISD job fair

Thu Apr 26, 2018

Hundreds of prospective employees visited the East Texas Montessori Prep Academy on April 26th for the annual Career Expo, hoping to join Longview Independent School District.

Representatives from the district's various campuses and departments answered questions with the goal of adding valuable educators to one of the fastest-growing school districts in East Texas.

Classrooms and offices were cordoned off for interviews, with some applicants actually hired on the spot — pending approval by the board of trustees during their May regular meeting.

Describing the job fair as a "kickoff event," Human Resource Director Loretta Thompson Martin said her department will continue recruiting throughout the spring and summer.

"This isn't the end of our search for qualified applicants, actually more like the kickoff," she said. "For anyone who wasn't able to make it out here tonight, we encourage them to submit an application through the website, and contact us for any questions about positions that may still be available."

With around 50 open positions available, including Math, Science, Spanish and Bilingual Education, as well as Social Studies, Reading, and Language Arts, Longview ISD is looking for the best of the best.

Many applicants traveled from as far away as Dallas and Houston, with others coming from neighboring districts around Tyler and the greater Longview area.

Assistant Superintendent Dr. Jody Clements said an important goal of the job fair is to allow interested applicants an opportunity to sit down with potential supervisors and to get a sense of whether it was a good fit.

"There's only so much you can get from a resume, this expo allows professionals to meet and put a face to a name," he said. "Tonight we had a lot of excitement, a lot of great conversations and positive applicants. You can see people smiling and know relationships are being built.”

For more information about career opportunities at Longview ISD please visit LISD.org and click on the Job Listings page, or contact Human Resources at (903) 381-2200.