Lynchburg Schools announces new teacher recruitment incentive

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) – School divisions across Virginia are reporting openings for teaching positions and as more teachers choose to retire, fewer candidates are available to fill those spaces.

Competitive salaries, opportunities for advancement and tuition reimbursement are a few of the incentives that Lynchburg City Schools (LCS) has put in place to help recruit its next batch of exemplary teachers.

To help with the recruitment effort, LCS’s Education Foundation and the district are proud to announce the newly-established Ainslie Teacher Talent Recruitment Incentive.

Wanting to assist LCS in attracting top talent to the Hill City’s school division, Mr. and Mrs. Lee S. and Sharon Ainslie, Jr. and the Ainslie Foundation have made a significant multi-year commitment to provide a signing bonus to two teachers each year.

The first recipient of the incentive is Dr. Bernard Scott, a graduate of E.C. Glass High School who is returning to teach at E.C. Glass. Dr. Scott is a 2006 graduate of LCS who excelled academically in high school and continued to pursue a career in education by earning both an EDS in Special Education and an EDD in Curriculum and Instruction.

Scott will become a Special Education teacher at E.C. Glass High School.

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