Bonuses offered to new Vick Elementary teachers

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Wilson County Schools is offering up to $10,000 signing bonuses and other pay awards to teachers willing to join the team at Vick Elementary School.

In a notice on the school system’s website and social media accounts, the call for interested educators focuses on Vick, a Title 1 school with a 100 percent poverty enrollment.

According to Amber Lynch, public relations director for Wilson County Schools, Vick Elementary has a federal school improvement grant that has a budget for staff recruitment.

“We are focusing on Vick because it is our lowest-performing school at this time, but there are teaching vacancies across the district. It is sometimes more challenging to find teachers at our schools that have lower levels of student performance,” Lynch said.

The call is for “exceptional teachers to lead the school to its highest potential.”

Qualified candidates can earn up to a $10,000 guaranteed bonus each year.

New teachers will “make a difference in the lives of students by sharing (their) knowledge and compassion” and “serve with a team of highly skilled and dedicated teachers,” according to an advertisement for the positions.

Yearly pay awards ranging up to $2,500 and performance-based bonuses for improved test scores are in store for successful teachers.

Interested candidates should write a letter indicating the rationale for their interest in a teaching position at Vick Elementary School as well as providing historical results of improved classroom performance and increasing overall proficiency levels.

The letter must include compelling evidence why the candidate wants to be part of the Vick team and should include a demonstration of how he or she will ensure success for the students at the school.

Letters should be sent to Eric Davis, Vick Elementary School, 504 N. Carroll St., Wilson, NC 27893.