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Rapides Parish principals are staffing for success with 75 teaching positions up...

Rapides Parish principals are staffing for success with 75 teaching positions up for grabs. "I graduate May 10 and I am super excited," Rhonda Danault. It's a perfect opportunity for teaching hopefuls, but Danault is looking for more. "I've been student teaching at a Title I school now and it is the most rewarding experience I've ever had student teaching," Danault said. "I've been at different schools and these are students you can make a difference with." Danault and around 20 other applicants attended the priority schools career fair on Tuesday. "I just am used to this type of environment," said prospective teacher Chelsie Rachal. "This seems to be a bit of my niche and I can handle anything that they throw at me." They are ready to the face the challenges found in low performing schools. "We are looking for a gung ho, gregarious teacher that is ready to move students forward," said new Arthur F. Smith Principal Carlessa White. White wants open-minded teachers. "Someone who wants to learn, someone who is also teachable." Attracting applicants to D, F or C schools isn't always easy, but having the priority schools job fair first gives principals an extra chance to do that. "So when they come back, they still kind of remember the conversations we had before they make a choice going into hopefully their new career," said Peabody Magnet High School Principal Jamie Henagan. Tuesday night the school board also approved staffing for next year. "1,608 teachers and 366 paraprofessionals," said RPSB Director of Human Resources Naomi Jones. With the new community schools plan shuffling students and teachers around next year, Executive Assistant Superintendent Kim Bennett said they kept their promise to teachers. "We didn't have anyone lose their position that was certified and had been effective in the classroom," Bennett said. She knows the plan is unique, but is ready to see it in motion. "Change is different, so some people are a little uncomfortable of course," Bennett said. "You know, new beginning, but that brings a lot of excitement too." Jones hopes to fill remaining slots at a career fair for all schools on Saturday. "We will have all the paperwork, so if there is a transfer or recommendation to hire, if the principal wants to do that, that's up to them," Jones said. The opportunities seem endless for Danault. "I finally have got that degree," Danault said. "To work that dream job that I have been wanting to work since I was a little girl." And she can't wait to create change. "I already have an interview set up Thursday," Danault said. "So, I am going to meet the principal and their staff, and were are going to see where we go form there." On Saturday a teacher job fair for all schools will be held in the Gladys Higdon Instructional Resource Center from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The building is located next store to the Rapides Parish School Board.

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