Filipinos fill teaching void
Charter School offers opportunity
For the sake of landing a good teaching job in the United States (UPI teacher client) made the difficult decition of leaving her husband and four young children behind in the Philippines.
Nearly three weeks ago, (UPI teacher client) and three other Filipino teachers began their first day of work, teaching middle school and high school students at Pointe Coupee Central High School.
After two year of poor academic performance in the state's accountability program and after being taken over by the Louisiana Department of Education, the school opened this fall as a charter school run by the nonprofit group, Advance Baton Rouge.
The parish school system has struggled at times to find certified teachers to fill vacancies and the school began the academic year hiring teachers right up until a week before classes started.
Since that time, school administrators said several teachers have left to pursue other opportunities. The school was short handed until the most recent hires were found with the help of the placement agency, Universal Placement International.
We reached out (to the placement agency) because it can be difficult to find certified teachers in this area," Terri Smith, Advance Baton Rouge's achievement director said. "We are committed to finding the most effective and highly qualified teachers."
The four new teachers speak English as their first language and have already undergone a rigorous certification process before arriving in the United States, making them a good fit.
Our mission is to bridge teh gap between the employer and candidate
For over 10 years, our organization has been providing foreign teachers to various school district, we have successfully placed teachers in different states thru out the United States. Our experience and skill has provided us with the necessary insight required to handle various administrative and other legal hurdles associated with the process.
Our company is compromised of educated and experienced professionals who have gained their expertise in the fields of recruitment and placement business. We are highly motivated to work, serve and deliver highly qualified, experienced, well trained and credentialed teachers all over the United States.