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We Are Hiring

Join our staff today!

Come Teach in DeSoto County where the lifestyle you create allows you to experience the freedom and adventure you want! The best part is that our competitive starting salary and benefits with beginner teacher pay of $48,000 combined with the areas low cost of living means that you can afford to have fun in the sun. If you're considering teaching in Southwest Florida, we would love for you to join our community of educators. In DeSoto County we are Bulldog Strong, and we would love for you to join the pack!

Please read the following information before moving forward with the application process.

  • Complete the application in full by answering all pertinent questions and attaching all required documents (e.g., diplomas, transcripts, certificates, references, etc.)

  • Your completed application will be kept on file for one year after receipt.

  • All job vacancies are also posted in the district office and at all school sites. Vacancy information may also be obtained by calling our Job Hotline at (863) 494-4222, ext. 1.

  • The School District of DeSoto County complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Amber Grantham in the Human Resources Division at 863.494.4222 ext. 1110 or at [email protected]

  • The School District requires all employees to be fingerprinted and meet Level 2 Screening Requirements as described in §1022.32 F.S. The fingerprint fee of $55.00 is charged to the employee and is payable by cash, money order, or check.

  • Pre-employment drug screening is required for all job applicants selected to fill vacancies or new positions. Refusing to take the pre-employment drug screen, a positive result, altering the screening, or inconclusive test results will disqualify any candidate from employment and any offer will be withdrawn.

    If you have any questions, please call the School District's
    Human Resources Office (863) 494-4222, ext. 1110, or e-mail our staff: [email protected].

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer The School Board of DeSoto County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, or genetic information in employment or the provision of services. 

Equity Coordinators Contact Information:

Gina Stafford - [email protected] or 863-494-4222