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Jackson County Public Schools is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer with approximately 600 employees. The Human Resources Department guides prospective employees in the hiring process and provides support to current employees. The HR Department is committed to providing excellent customer service.

How Do I Apply For a Position with Jackson County Schools?

To apply for career opportunities, select the North Carolina School Jobs Application System link at the top of this page.

Jackson County Public Schools launched a new application system in 2016. The new North Carolina School Jobs online application system, powered by TeacherMatch, provides an innovative way to streamline the hiring process. Applicants will experience an enhanced, user friendly system when applying for positions.

Current employees interested in other positions within the school district should send email a letter of interest and current resume to lwoodring@jcpsmail.org.

How do I become a substitute teacher?

Kelly Educational Services is the substitute teacher provider for Jackson County Public Schools. Anyone interested in becoming a substitute teacher should call (828) 654-9444 to get the process started and register for the next available orientation.

How do I become a bus driver?

School bus certification training is provided free of charge for prospective applicants. Please call the Transportation Department at (828) 586-2456 to register for the next available training. Applicants will also need to complete a bus application by selecting the North Carolina School Jobs Application System link at the top of this page.

How do I become a coach?

Please complete an online application by selecting the North Carolina School Jobs Application System link at the top of this page. Current employees interested in coaching should contact the school’s athletic director or principal.

How do I become a school volunteer?

Volunteers are always welcome! Please contact the principal of the school where you wish to volunteer. You need to complete a volunteer application and the background check authorization and release form. Give the completed forms to the principal or school volunteer coordinator.

Licensure Information

Standard Professional 1 (SP1) Professional Educator's Licenses are intended for teachers with 0-2 years of teaching experience, and are valid for three years. To be issued a SP1 Professional Educator's License, an individual must have:

  • Completed a state approved teacher education program from a regionally accredited college or university, or completed another state's approved alternative route to licensure, met the federal requirements to be designated as "Highly Qualified," and earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college.
  • Completed the Praxis II Testing - for middle grades (6-9), secondary (9-12), K-12 (except Exceptional Children: General Curriculum) license areas.
  • Completed Pearson Test for North Carolina: Foundations of Reading and General Curriculum (effective October 1, 2014) - for Elementary Education and Exceptional Children: General Curriculum licenses only.

Standard Professional 2 (SP2) Professional Educator's Licenses are intended for teachers with 3 or more years of teaching experience, and are valid for five years. Teachers who are fully licensed and "Highly Qualified" in another state who have three or more years of teaching experience in another state AND who meet NC State Board of Education approved licensure exam requirements OR have National Board Certification are issued the SP2 Professional Educator's license.

For information on how to apply for a North Carolina Educator License, browse to http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/licensure/steps/

How to make changes or obtain a copy of your license

A self-service licensure system is available online at NCDPI Online Licensure System. Access the new NCDPI Online Licensure System to print a copy of your license free of charge. Instructions and more information are available within the online licensure system.

License renewal responsibility

It is the responsibility of each licensed employee to maintain his/her license in a current status to be eligible for employment. A North Carolina Standard Professional 2 (SP2) license is valid for a period of five years and must be renewed each five-year cycle.

Renewal Guidelines

During the 2011 session, the General Assembly reduced the number of renewal credits required for a teacher to renew a SP2 license from 15 to 8. Educators renewing in June of 2016 are required to have 8 renewal credits.

K-8 Teachers

  • 3 renewal credits in their academic subject areas (aligned to Standard 3 or 4)
  • 3 renewal credits addressing literacy as defined in North Carolina General Statute
  • 2 general credits (not to include years of experience)

All Other Educators

  • 3 renewal credits in their academic subject areas, (aligned to Standard 3 or 4)
  • 5 general credits (not to include years of experience)

Administrators

  • 3 renewal credits that align with the expectations of the North Carolina School Executive Standards 2, 4, and 5, focused on the school executive’s role as instructional, human resources, and managerial leader.
  • 5 general credits (not to include years of experience).

Employee Information


The Jackson County Board of Education is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, disability, gender, creed, national origin or political affiliation. Assignments are made in accordance with the need of the school system and are subject to change.

Contacts


Dr. Kim Elliott

Associate Superintendent
(828) 586-2311 ext. 1933
kelliott@jcpsmail.org

Lavonda Woodring

Human Resources Coordinator
(828) 586-2311 ext. 1943
lwoodring@jcpsmail.org



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