Holyoke Public Schools looking to hire bilingual teachers from Puerto Rico

If someone you know meets the requirements below, let them know about today's job fair!

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Holyoke Public Schools and CareerPoint hosted a job fair Wednesday for bilingual teachers from Puerto Rico.

Districts receiving grants for accepting students from Puerto Rico

Dozens of prospective teachers applied at the job fair, but it’s not too late to send in an application if you’re interested.

Holyoke Public School system is looking to hiring teachers from Puerto Rico who meet the following basic requirements:

  • Have a teaching license from Puerto Rico
  • Bacehlor’s Degree in Education
  • English Proficiency (ability to speak, read and write fluently in English)

The recent influx of children to western Massachusetts from the hurricane ravaged Island, has created the need to hire more teachers.

“I’m doing it for my family, everybody who has a dream just doesn’t give up,” Jose Cardona, a physical education teacher from Puerto Rico said. “Never give up, just wake up, and do your thing.”

The 11 Holyoke schools will each need several of the dozens of teacher applicants from Puerto Rico. The enrollment of relocated students is now up to 160 students.

You can view current job openings at Holyoke Public Schools by clicking here.