MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris School District will be hosting the 2nd Annual Diversity Job Fair on March 19, 2020. The event will run from 3pm - 6pm at Morristown High School, 50 Early Street in Morristown.
This is a perfect opportunity for prospective teachers and staff to meet district administrators, participate in interviews, and learn more about the Morris School District.
Interested candidates need to RSVP by March 13. To register, click HERE
Last year, approximately 80 people turned out for the district’s first-ever Job Fair Celebrating Diversity. During the four hour event, Kiina Dordoni, assistant principal at Morristown High and the supervisor of its bilingual programs, led a panel discussion on Culturally Responsive Teaching, a contemporary pedagogical movement within multicultural education that is now central to the district’s professional development for staff.
The advent of a diversity job fair is included in the Morris School District Equity and Inclusion Action Plan, a comprehensive, detailed strategic plan that outlines multiple initiatives to which the district has committed, toward the end of ensuring equal access to exceptional opportunities for all students. The governing sentiment behind the Equity and Inclusion Action Plan is stated as follows: “Through a series of conversations with educators, parents, students, and community leaders, the Morris School District collaboratively explored our vision for a healthy community based on a foundation of equity and inclusion. Under the guiding principle that education is a right to which all human beings deserve equal access, our students will be empowered to seek and evaluate multiple perspectives, collaborate with new understandings and cultural proficiencies, contribute to our democratic society and the world at large with tolerance and civility, practice empathy and kindness, and respect the dignity of all people through their words and actions.”
An integral component of the Equity and Inclusion Action plan expressly addresses “developing capacity in human resources”; thus, the district pledges to “ensure recruitment, hiring, and training practices manifest the belief that all students are best prepared for life by working with exceptional educators from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.”
“Morristown is a unique district with a diverse student population, and this event demonstrates our commitment to recruit and retain staff that reflects our diversity", said Lora Clark, Director of Human Resources, Personnel, and Equity.