Word from Hawaii News Now is that Hawaii is hiring upwards of 1,600 new teachers for the 2016-17 school year. The school district has been making recruitment trips to the mainland to attract educators to the islands.
The state of Hawaii is the only U.S. state to have a statewide school district. Hawai’i’s public education system–administrated by the Hawai’i State Department of Education — serves nearly 200 thousand students and employs around 13,000 teachers across all of its islands.
The warm climate, relaxed vibe, and scenic beaches attract many new and experienced teachers to this island paradise, but higher costs of living and cultural differences have caused some would-be teachers back to flee back the mainland. Hawaii has one of the highest turnover rates for new teachers, which is why they are frequently hiring new teachers.
Starting salaries for teachers in Hawaii are also bigger than average, and if you’re a highly qualified teacher (especially with experience and education) you have a good chance of landing your dream job here if you know ahead of time what you’re getting into.
For more information about teaching in Hawai’i visit the Hawaii Department of Education