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Summer heats up the education job market

Reported by: Susan Parker
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Updated: 6/10/2013 7:38 pm
CORINTH, Miss. (WTVA) -- It's summer camp time at Corinth Elementary School.

The gym is filled with youngsters ready to learn how to play badminton.

New teacher, Brandy Bell, is giving it her best shot in more ways than one.

"I knew that a principal wasn't just looking for a teacher who could just teach second grade and that's all they could do. They wanted someone who could bounce around and do many different things," Bell said.

It's more competitive now than ever in the job market. Teachers have to be well-rounded.

They have to prove their worth before they ever make it to the classroom.

"Principals and district staff are constantly in the process of interviewing applicants for the job trying to find these individuals that will be the right fit for the jobs that we have open," Superintendent Lee Childers said.

"They need to make sure they take a number of courses in the disciplines of science, social studies and business communications that will allow them to have a diverse platform of skills to offer in the interviews. That would give them the edge over students who basically did the minimum program," Corinth Elementary School Principal Brian Knippers said.

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