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Application Process - Guest Teacher

Step 1: Minimum Qualifications

A minimum of 60 semester/credit hours; or a conferred degree (Associated, Bachelor, Master or higher; from an accredited institution of higher learning).

  • Be able to provide the School District of Lee County Official Transcripts in a sealed envelope

**If you have teaching experience, e-mail your resume to substituteresumes@leeschools.net**

Your resume will be reviewed (volume of resumes will determine response time). Please wait for an official e-mail response from Human Resources explaining the next steps. It is not necessary to obtain an administrative recommendation (Step 2) if you have teaching experience.

School District of Lee County Retirees (who have a minimum of 60 semester credit hours or more):

If you have met the Florida Retirement System rules for reemployment (If you are unsure, please contact FRS @1-844-377-1888 or Retirement@dms.MyFlorida.com.)
E-mail your name and retirement date to substituteresumes@leeschools.net
You will receive an e-mail back within a few days with the guest teacher application link and process.

No teaching experience, please proceed to Step 2

Step 2: Recommendation of School District of Lee County Administrator

(the recommendation comes in the form of a proprietary application website that is provided to you by the recommending administrator or their designee)

  • It is preferred that the recommendation come from a school-based administrator (Principal or Asst. Principal), although any administrator is welcome to make the recommendation.
  • For individuals new to the area or who do not have a professional rapport with an existing administrator, it's suggested that you reach out to one of the neighborhood schools. Please do not make an unannounced visit to a school requesting a recommendation. Email or phone is probably best, given the busy nature of their daily operations. Introduce yourself, offer your resume for review and inquire as to what would be necessary to earn their recommendation into the guest teacher pool. It may be that they will review your resume, or perhaps meet (interview) you, or offer to volunteer at the school, if your schedule permits. If you have exhausted all other options, then please contact, Karen Quinn.

Step 2: Additional Details

Recommendation of School District of Lee County Administrator – Additional Details

(the recommendation comes in the form of a proprietary application website that is provided to you by the recommending administrator or their designee)

  • It is preferred that the recommendation comes from a school-based administrator (Principal or Asst. Principal), although any administrator is welcome to make the recommendation.
  • For individuals new to the area or who do not have a professional rapport with an existing administrator, it is suggested that you reach out to one of the neighborhood schools. Please do not make an unannounced visit to a school requesting a recommendation. Email or phone is probably best, given the busy nature of their daily operations. Introduce yourself, offer your resume for review and inquire as to what would be necessary to earn their recommendation into the guest teacher pool. It may be that they will review your resume, or perhaps meet (interview) you, or if your schedule permits, offer to volunteer at the school. If you have exhausted all other options, then please contract, Karen Quinn.
  • Step 2

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Step 3: Applying to the Guest Teacher Pool

Create or use an existing account to apply to the guest teacher pool with the recommendation link that was given.

  • 3 Reference forms completed on the Guest Reference form - One reference must be from your current or most recent employer. (Please make sure the person completing the reference fills in the dates worked or the dates they have known you)
  • Official Transcripts with a minimum of 60 semester credit hours; or a conferred degree (Associate, Bachelor, Master or higher; from an accredited institution of higher learning). **If you are submitting official transcripts with a different name than the one you applied with, please notify the HR Staffing Team.**;

Step 3: Additional Details

Applying to the Guest Teacher Pool - Additional Details

Create or use existing account to apply to the guest teacher pool with the application link that was provided by the recommending administrator. After you have applied to the Guest Teacher Pool submit reference forms and official transcripts.

  • 3 Reference forms completed on the Guest Reference form - One reference must be from your current or most recent employer. (Please make sure that person completing the reference fills in the dates worked or the dates they have known you)

When submitting any documents to the School District of Lee County for a Guest Teaching Position make sure a document submission form is attached to each event of submission filled out with your information.

Document Submission Form

Example: I am submitting a copy of my High School Diploma and 3 reference forms. I only need to fill out one document submission form for these 4 documents.

Guest Teacher Reference Form

Sample Email

Break down of the example above:

Sample Email Breakdown

  • Official Transcripts with a minimum of 60 semester credit hours; or a conferred degree (Associate, Bachelor, Master or higher; from an accredited institution of higher learning). **If you are submitting official transcripts with a different name than the one you applied with, please notify the HR Staffing Team.**;
  • We only accept official transcripts that are paper based (sealed) not an electronic version such as a PDF
  • Before you are an employee with the School District, we associate your documents with your applicant ID which was generated when you made your account to apply to the guest teacher pool. If you have numerous accounts or applied with a different name than what you had on your transcripts, it could slow the hiring processes down if you do not inform us. Please fill out a document submission form when submitting transcripts to alleviate these issues. When you are handing in your transcripts attach the filled out document submission form like the picture below.

    Envelope

    Example of Acceptable and Not Acceptable Transcripts

    Acceptable

    Acceptable Transcript

    Not Acceptable

    Not Acceptable Transcript

      Need Help finding your Applicant ID?

      Sign into: https://apply.leeschools.net

      Finding your Applicant ID

      Navigate to the Careers portion of your account

      Careers portion navigation

      The location of your Applicant ID is on the upper right hand corner of the screen

      Applicant ID

Step 4: Onboarding

After you have applied to the online application and provided the above documents in step 3. You will receive the next steps in an email(s) from our Guest Teacher Contact.

  • Fingerprint Instructions - Wait for the email instructions and please follow them carefully
  • Hire Packet - The packet will be emailed to you. You will need to print the packet, complete forms and bring to our office. You will need to provide your social security card and driver's license for us to copy for our records.

**Note**

Newly Hired Guest Teacher - New hires after September 1, 2017 will need to attend Guest Teacher Orientation before they can be a Guest Teacher in Lee County Schools. All others hired before September 1, 2017 will need to have attended the orientation by August 3, 2018 to continue to Guest Teach. Click on Additional Details for more information on how to sign up for Guest Teacher Orientation. Scroll down to see the instructions.

Step 4: Additional Details

Onboarding - Additional Details

After you have applied to the online application, and provided the above documents in step 3. You will receive the next steps in an email(s) from our Guest Teacher Contact.

  • Fingerprint Instructions - Wait for the email instructions and please follow them carefully

You will receive an email like the one below. Explaining the finger printing steps. Please follow them carefully in order to have your application processed in a timely manner.

Fingerprint Instuctions

  • Hire Packet - The packet will be emailed to you. You will need to print the packet, complete forms and bring to our office. You will need to provide your social security card and driver's license for us to copy for our records.

Once you receive the hire packet in an email like the one below please fill out all the attached paper work and submit the documents in person at the district office.

-When you are submitting your documents in person you will need your Social Security Card and current Driver's License.

-You will also need to attach a voided check or signed bank letter to the direct deposit form

-During this time you will fill out the Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form

Next Step

Guest Teacher Orientation Sign Up

Navigate to peoplesoft.leeschools.net to conduct the Guest Teacher Orientation Sign Up.

***YOUR PAPER WORK FIRST HAS TO BE PROCESSED AND HAVE A NETWORK ACCOUNT BEFORE REGISTERING FOR CLASSES***

Click play to view the video or follow this link
https://youtu.be/jsR-2w9issSU

Guest Teacher Forms For Application Process

Contact Information

Address:
School District of Lee County
Staffing and Talent Management
2855 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, Florida 33966

Phone: (239) 337-8197
Email: Guest Teacher Center

Department Operating Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday

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