HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With increasing uncertainty about what the new school year will bring for America’s nearly 51 million public school students and their 3.7 million teachers, K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) expects to hire more than 1,300 educators to support grades K-12 nationwide for the 2020-2021 academic year.
As the nation’s leading provider of online and blended education, K12 has more than 20 years of experience delivering online and in-person instruction. The company delivers personalized learning to students nationwide through integrated platforms and innovative technology, which are time-tested and built specifically for online learning.
“At K12, inspired teaching is at the core of our mission. It is our teachers, and their unique fluency in online instruction that sets the K12-powered learning experience apart,” said Kevin Chavous, President of Academics, Policy, and Schools. “As families look forward to the start of the new school year, and new students enter the virtual classroom for the first time, we are proud that they will be greeted by a growing core of highly-trained educators committed to their success.”
K12 employs more than 6,000 educators nationwide, who receive specialized training to deliver standards-aligned curriculum in the online environment. K12-powered teachers can take advantage of opportunities to continue their own professional development, including a no-cost Master’s in Education in Online Instruction from Southern New Hampshire University (for eligible roles), access to platforms for ongoing professional development, and many non-traditional career opportunities.
Families choose online school at home as an educational alternative for a variety of reasons, including advanced learning, a bullying-free environment, and the ability to support extracurricular pursuits or medical needs while focusing on academic goals. K12 has delivered millions of courses over the past decade and serves students in all 50 states and more than 100 countries. K12 offers students in full time online public schools and programs in 30 states a teacher-centric, engaging learning experience built upon research-based teacher training and standards-aligned curriculum.
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the lives of every family in America, and places educators uniquely in the crosshairs of personal health, economic stability, and professional fulfillment. Nearly one-third of America’s teachers are over 50 years old, putting them at increased risk during the pandemic. K12-powered teachers have the unique opportunity to work from the comfort and safety of home while being supported by a team with two decades of experience in online instruction.
“After 12 years in brick-and-mortar schools my health took a turn that nearly sidelined my entire career,” said Verna Richard, M.Ed., a high school science teacher at Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy. “Without the opportunity to teach online, I would not have been able to continue doing what I love. After 20 years of teaching, the best part is still seeing the spark of discovery and inspiration in my students’ eyes.”
K12 is actively hiring for teaching, administrative, and support staff positions nationwide. For more information and to apply for open positions visit www.K12.com/careers.
About K12 Inc.
K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) helps students of all ages reach their full potential through inspired teaching and personalized learning. The company provides innovative, high-quality online and blended education solutions, curriculum, and programs to students, schools and enterprises in primary, secondary and post-secondary settings. K12 is a premier provider of career readiness education services and a leader in skills training, technology staffing and talent development. The company provides programs which combine traditional high school academics with career technical education through its Destinations Career Academies. Adult learning is delivered through K12’s subsidiary, Galvanize, a leader in developing capabilities for individuals and corporations in technical fields such as software engineering and data science. K12 has delivered millions of courses over the past decade and serves students in all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The company is a proud sponsor of the Future of School, a nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the gap between the pace of technology in daily life and the pace of change in education. More information can be found at K12.com, destinationsacademy.com, jobshadowweek.com, and galvanize.com.