BUCKHANNON — A recent WVU study showed that last year, 38% of West Virginia Math classrooms, grades 7-11, were instructed by individuals without certifications to teach the subject. During this shortage of math teachers—state and nationwide—Upshur County Schools Superintendent Dr. Sara Lewis-Stankus was eager for a solution, so they created an incentive to bring in the best educators for local students.
In effort to attract qualified math instructors, the Upshur County Board of Education is now offering a $9,000 signing bonus to fill certified math teacher positions. Dr. Stankus hopes that the bonus is representative of the Board’s dedication and willingness to seek out and provide the most accredited educators for students in Upshur County.
“Upshur County Board of Education took a bold step by offering the $9,000 incentive and sign on bonus,” Dr. Stankus explained. “Our students deserve to have highly qualified teachers in the classroom. This action demonstrates our commitment to this effort.”
Upshur County Schools currently has three openings for math instructors and encourages certified individuals to apply. Those interested in applying or learning more are encouraged to call (304) 472-5480.