Hanover County Public Schools accepts applications year round. To
see a list of positions available and to complete an application, please
Note: some of the positions listed on this page are not current vacancies,
but applications are accepted to build a pool of applicants. This
may be used for all teacher, administrator, substitute
teacher, or support staff
positions. When completing the application, candidates may click
SAVE AND CONTINUE at any point and return to the online
application later by using their chosen username and password, though the
information is actually submitted each time a page is completed. Should
candidates need to return to the application data for updates of any kind,
they may log on to the system, make appropriate changes, and click SAVE AND
CONTINUE. The online system may be idle for up to 45 minutes
before it will close the application. While the data is sent with
the completion of each page, a summary of the application data will be
available for applicants to print and keep for their own records and
will serve as acknowledgement of the application to HCPS.
It is important to note that at the end of the application you will be
asked to acknowledge the terms of the application and indicate
that all data entered is true and accurate. Therefore, please
include all information in the data fields provided, instead of a "See
resume" statement. When you have reached the end of the
application you will be asked if you wish to complete a different type
of application or finish your application and log out. At that
point you will know that your application is indeed complete.
Print a copy of your application and be sure you have completed all
sections, even if this information is included on your resume.
Make sure that the box accepting the terms of the application is checked
at the end of the application.
Be sure that your work experience is listed both inside and outside of the educational field
and that the dates are accurate.
Be very clear regarding if you have a teaching license, in what area (s) of
endorsement as written or to be written on your license, or what your progress is toward a teaching license, such
expected date of completion.
Remember that the information on the application is used to screen for
interviews and make important
employment decisions. If you are unsure about the data you submit,
use the comment section to explain--don't guess. By acknowledging
the terms at the end of the application you are verifying the accuracy of
the information. Falsification of the application is grounds for
*Remember to keep your application data up to date using your user name
and password to access the document.
Once the application is
completed in its entirety, applicants should mail or email supporting
documents to Hanover County Public Schools to the attention of:
Ms. Joni Shelton
Elementary positions, technology, and food service
Mr. Mike Duke Middle
and high school teaching positions
TBD Special education staff,
instructional assistants, pre-school, maintenance, and transportation
Mrs. Melissa Semones School
clerical staff, school
nurses, and custodians
Mrs. Julie Lantz Substitute
TEACHERS/COUNSELORS/MEDIA SPECIALISTS/INSTRUCTIONAL ADMINISTRATORS
Other documents needed to complete the teacher or administrative application include:
1. University placement file, if applicable.
2. Three narrative letters of reference from those most familiar
with your relevant and recent job performance. For candidates with teaching experience, at
least one letter should be from the principal.
3. College transcripts.
Exams Scores. Virginia currently requires the following scores
for teachers to be considered highly qualified if they are applying for
Virginia Literacy and Communication Assessment
Praxis II --Cut scores will vary depending upon each specialty area test.
SLLA - for school administrators
5. Teachers applying for initial license with endorsement in
elementary education, special education, or reading specialist must also
take the Reading for Virginia Educators. Effective
July 1, 2006, the cut score for elementary and special education teachers
is 235 and the cut score for reading specialist is 245. The
RVE website provides general
information about the test, but registration forms are available only in
the printed registration bulletin.
6. Virginia Teaching License or license from another state. (Click
here to go to
Department of Education's Division of Teacher Licensure.) For
candidates who hold a provisional license, please provide the license and
the attachment from VDOE indicating what requirements are lacking for the
*The documents listed
above are scanned to accompany the applicant's computer file. All
but official transcripts will then be destroyed. Application information
is active for one year, then held as inactive for three years and
available for reactivation. Portfolios, CD's, and other information are
best brought to interview sessions and are not kept in the application
Applications are considered active until October when any applications that
have not been originated or updated since July 1 will be moved to inactive
status. The applications and scanned support documents will remain in
tact for two more years until they are deleted.
reactivate a previous
application, log on to the NEOGOV online application using the chosen username and
password and update any information. If the username and password are
no longer known, please contact the NEOGOV Customer Success Team requesting that
your login and password be reset. An updated resume, reference letter, or other information that will indicate
the most recent credentials and experience is strongly encouraged.
To begin completion of our online application, click
locate the position and click "apply."
Support staff positions include instructional assistants (aides), school nurses,
food service assistants, custodians, technology services technicians,
maintenance personnel, secretaries, bus and car drivers,
fiscal technicians, etc.
Other documents needed to complete a support
staff application include
1. Three reference forms or letters from
individuals familiar with the applicant's performance, especially supervisors. ( Letters should address: dates of employment,
relationship to employee, employee's attendance, duties, job performance,
and attitude with others.) Click
here for support staff reference form. (Three are
2. Resumes are encouraged.
To begin completion of our online application, click
, locate the position and click "apply."
All applications will be screened for on-site interviews as vacancies
Hanover County Pubic Schools gives employment priorities to
teacher applicants with current
teaching licenses in the areas for which they are endorsed. Candidates
who are seeking provisional licenses may be qualified if they have passed
Praxis I and II and hold a bachelor's degree with a major in a corresponding
school subject area or endorsement area.
Applications remain active until
October when any applications which have not been originated or updated
since July 1, will be moved to inactive status. Inactive applications
are held with data and scanned support documents for two more years until they
are deleted. To reactivate an application during this time period,
please use the chosen login and password at the time of application and update
any additional information or credential. It is strongly suggested that
applicants provide at least one updated reference letter. Applications
are considered complete once support documents are received and can be scanned
in our office to be placed with the online application.
Please know that once selected for a
position, fingerprinting is a requirement for
applications are reviewed and screened by the human resources
administrators in anticipation of vacancies. Candidates who
are then selected will be contacted for interviews. Typically an
interview is a screening process to learn more about the applicants
seeking employment within Hanover County Public Schools. At the
same time, it is the opportunity for a prospective employee to learn
more about Hanover County Public Schools.
Following the screening interview in human
may be asked to interview with a principal where a vacancy or
possible vacancy exists.
An effective interview is one of the most
important aspects of the employment process. In a 30-45 minute
interview, an applicant's personality, educational background, and work
experience are assessed. It is usually the most decisive part of a
campaign for an employment opportunity. Qualities to be assessed in the
interview include: personality, articulation, alertness,
knowledge, enthusiasm, maturity, motivation, compatibility, preparation,
and ability to relate to students.
Positive Interview Tips
Approach the interview
with a positive attitude and sincere interest in education.
Pay attention to your
appearance. Dress professionally.
Arrive a few minutes
early for the interview.
Be friendly, try to be relaxed, and
Allow the interviewer to
initiate and guide the topics of conversation.
Respond to questions with
more than a yes or no answer. Share examples from your
experiences to illustrate your opinions. Be careful not to ramble.
accomplishments as they relate to the conversation.
Emphasize your special
skills and interests.
The decision to employ a prospective teacher is a joint decision among the
human resources staff, principal, and possibly a representative from
instructional leadership. Individuals selected to fill positions are
notified and given a reasonable length of time to make their decisions
regarding acceptance. Candidates are welcome to periodically a leave
the human resources office expressing continued interest
SUBSTITUTE TEACHER/SUBSTITUTE INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT/HOMEBOUND TEACHER/COACH
The NEOGOV application
is needed for individuals who wish to serve
as substitute teacher, homebound instructors, or those non-employees who have been selected to coach athletics.
to obtain the appropriate forms
and for additional information. Note, it may take approximately one
month for the application to receive school board approval, depending upon
when the application is complete in relation to the date of the next board
meeting, typically the second week of the month. A half-day
orientation is required following board approval.
Support documents should be mailed as they become available to:
Hanover County Public Schools
Human Resources Department
200 Berkley Street
Ashland, VA 23005
Phone: (804) 365-4585
Fax: (804) 365-4660
(Caution--faxed copies can be difficult to
Hanover County School Board does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis
of age, sex, race, color, religion, disability or national origin in its
employment practices or educational programs and activities. The Director
for Special Education is designated as coordinator for non-discrimination
for access to and implementation of programs under Section 504 and the
Americans with Disabilities Act. The Assistant Superintendent of Human
Resources is designated as coordinator for non-discrimination regarding
personnel matters under Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities
Act. To contact Hanover County Public Schools by phone, you may call
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