Rhode Island Department of Education to Host Virtual and In-Person Statewide Education Job Fairs

Published on Thursday, March 14, 2024

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor Dan McKee, Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green and the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) announced today that the agency will host multiple statewide job fairs to promote and provide individuals with direct access to open opportunities in a wide range of education-focused areas. The first job fair will be held virtually on March 26 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. for recent and upcoming graduates who are looking for work in Rhode Island education. The virtual job fair will include more than 30 employers, including local education agencies (LEAs), higher education institutions and preparatory programs, and afterschool organizations. Two in-person job fairs will be held on April 3 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and June 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick. 

“My administration is proud to champion Rhode Island’s educators and the vital role they play in shaping our future,” said Governor Dan McKee. “We are not just offering careers; we are providing opportunities to make a meaningful impact in the lives of our students and the prosperity of our state. We encourage those in the job market in and out of Rhode Island to attend these education-focused job fairs.” 

"This an exciting opportunity to bring together aspiring educators and educational institutions in Rhode Island,” said Chair of the Board of Education Michael Grey. “By fostering connections and providing resources, we aim to build a strong, diverse, and dedicated workforce that will positively impact student success." 

“This series of job fairs is a testament to Rhode Island's dedication to building a strong and vibrant education workforce,” said Chair of the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education Patti DiCenso. “By providing a platform for collaboration and professional growth, we aim to attract and retain talented individuals who are committed to making a positive impact in our schools and communities." 

The virtual job fair, hosted on Zoom Events, will allow attendees to hear from education leaders and speak directly with LEAs in breakout rooms. RIDE staff will be on hand to answer questions regarding certification and professional development. 

“RIDE recognizes the importance of providing diverse avenues for aspiring educators to explore career opportunities. We are thrilled to once again host a series of job fairs to help our school districts meet the needs of our students,” said Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green. "Whether in person or virtually, we encourage community members to join the job fairs and consider a rewarding career in Rhode Island education.” 

More than 430 job candidates attended RIDE’s first statewide, multi-day job fair last year, with nearly 100 interviews being conducted on the spot. In addition to this recruitment effort, RIDE launched Educate401.org, an online recruitment and resource hub for current and prospective educators. The website highlights the best of Rhode Island and offers a clear and user-friendly certification roadmap that guides aspiring teachers through the process of becoming certified educators in Rhode Island. 

“As a veteran educator and Rhode Island’s 2024 Teacher of the Year, I’ve had the privilege of working closely with aspiring educators throughout my career. Witnessing their dedication and enthusiasm has reaffirmed my confidence in the strength and potential of the teaching workforce of tomorrow,” said Rhode Island Teacher of the Year Aimée Couto. “I want to thank RIDE for continuing to prioritize educator pipeline initiatives and encourage individuals to join us as we celebrate this shared passion and build a community of educational leaders.” 

Interested candidates are asked to register for the virtual job fair here. The in-person job fairs will take place on April 3 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and June 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza, located at 801 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick, RI 02886. Register for the in-person fairs here.

Job candidates and organizations can direct questions to Julianne.Meiu@ride.ri.gov

Please see the following list of employers participating in the virtual job fair as of March 14, 2024:

Local Education Agencies: 

Achievement First Mayoral Academies 

Barrington Public Schools 

Beacon Charter Schools 

Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academies 

Charette Charter High School 

Davies Career and Technical High School 

East Providence School District 

Excel Academy 

The Greene School 

Johnston Public Schools 

The Learning Community 

Paul Cuffee Charter Schools 

Pawtucket School Department 

Portsmouth School Department 

Providence Public School District 

RISE Prep Mayoral Academy 

TAPA: Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts 

Warwick Public Schools 

West Warwick Public Schools 

Woonsocket Education Department 


Educator Preparation Programs 

Brown University 

ExCel Leadership Academy 

Principal Residency Network at the Center for Leadership and Educational Equity 

Providence College 

Rhode Island School for Progressive Education 

Roger Williams University 

Teach for America 


Other Employers: 

Groden Day School 

Inspiring Minds 

Rhode Island Afterschool Network 

Sargent Center