The Houston County School District is looking for a few good teachers -- possibly as many as 200.
One Houston County native went to last year's job fair and says she's now living out her dream.
Trichia Warton teaches at Tucker Elementary School and was hired after last year's school job fair.
She said growing up, she knew teaching was what she wanted to do
"Ever since I was little I just loved helping people, even with like my little brother, we would play school at home and even at school I loved to be the person that would help people," Warton said.
The Northside High School graduate even dreamed of coming back home to Houston County to teach kindergarten.
"Coming back home was always kind of part of the plan. I knew it was going to be hard with it being such a big county," Warton said.
Now, Houston County is looking to hire dozens of teachers.
They need teachers that specialize in all subjects -- especially special education -- but they are also looking for teachers who have a positive attitude for teaching like Warton
"To know that you make the difference with those children, and that you are the one helping them, encouraging them on the way, is super important," Warton said.
The district needs certified teachers with a bachelor's degree, according to Tonya Maddox with the Houston County School Board.
Maddox said candidates will get a preview of all schools and job openings at Saturday's job fair.
"Candidates will be able to visit all of the schools, each school will be represented in each individual classroom, and candidates will have the opportunity to visit with principals, assistant principals, as well as teachers,” Maddox said.
Qualified candidates will be interviewed on the spot and should bring copies of their resume and, like Warton, be prepared to be the best if hired.
"To know you're the teacher, that makes the difference for that child, [it] just means everything," Warton said.
The recruitment fair will take place on Saturday, March 10 at Veterans High on Piney Grove Road in Kathleen.
Teacher candidates are asked to arrive before the fair starts at 9 a.m. for check-in and an information session. Doors open at 8 a.m.
The projected salary for a first-year teacher starting in the 2018-19 school year is $38,329 with a bachelor’s degree and $43,899 with a master’s degree.
For more information, call Human Resources at 478-988-6244.