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Monroe County Schools Partners with ABCTE to Plan “Become a Teacher” Information Sessions

Key West, FL (January 9, 2006) —Monroe County Public Schools will hold information sessions on February 7, 8 & 9 for professionals who want to change careers and become teachers.

The events, which will take place in Tavernier, Marathon and Key West, Florida, are being organized in cooperation with the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence ( At the sessions, attendees can meet with Monroe officials and American Board certification counselors to discuss how they can earn their teacher certification.

Monroe County School District personnel will be available to discuss employment opportunities with attendees for both instructional and non-instructional positions.

2006-2007 Starting Salaries

Bachelor: $40,291 Master: $41,965 Doctorate: $43,382

“We are excited to have the opportunity to partner with ABCTE to offer the professionals in our district the possibility of pursuing a fulfilling career as a teacher in the public education system. We look forward to meeting and assisting all applicants interested in making a difference in the education of our students,” said Randy Acevedo, Superintendent of Schools.

The American Board offers the Passport to Teaching certification program that is recognized by the State of Florida as a route to full certification. Passport to Teaching allows highly knowledgeable professionals with bachelor’s degrees the opportunity to pursue certification through an individualized process; no additional college courses are required.

The information sessions will take place from 5-8 p.m. at the following locations:

February 7 5-8 p.m. Coral Shores High School 89901 Old Hwy. Tavernier, FL 33070-2198

February 8 5-8 p.m. Stanley Switlik Elementary School 3400 Overseas Hwy Marathon, FL 33050-2397

February 9 5-8 p.m. Key West High School 2100 Flagler Ave Key West, FL 33040-3700

Individuals can register online at or contact 1-877-669-2228.

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