Teach Today. Change Tomorrow!

JCPS is a leading district providing transformative learning opportunities to more than 100,000 students across 168 schools in Louisville, Kentucky. Together, we aim to inspire, uplift, and enable our students to reach their greatest potential in an ever-changing world. Join us in seeking unparalleled success and boundless opportunities for every student. 

Twitter: @JCPSRecruit

Tammy Darden
Recruitment Coordinator/Student Teachers
(502) 485-3519

What JCPS Is Looking For

Caring, Data-driven educators who want to change tomorrow for our students. Innovative, creative problem-solvers who enjoy challenges. Enthusiastic educators who thrive working in a culturally diverse school district.

Basic Requirements

  • Teaching certification or an interest in working toward a certification in a high-need content area
    • Mathematics (middle/high); Science (middle/high); Deaf/Hearing Impaired (HI) (with Sign Language); Visually Impaired (VI), Early Childhood; and Special Education Moderate and Severe Disabilities (MSD)
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident (Employment Eligibility Verification—Form I-9)
  • Background clearances

2021-22 JCPS-JCTA  Critical Needs Teaching List 

 Pursuant to Article 28 Section G of the JCTA/JCBE agreement, JCPS will recognize up to 20 years of teaching/certified experience for new experienced teachers hired in the following critical-needs areas/disciplines:

  • Math
  • Science
  • Dual Certification (two or more content areas, a content area or elementary with special education, or being certified at both the middle and high school level for a content area)
  • Dual Credit (HS and college course)
  • Career and Technical Education (CTE)—Occupation-Based Certification (specific occupations only)
  • Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Special Education (includes LBD, MSD, HI, and VI)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • School Media Librarian
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood
  • Teaching in a school identified as an Accelerated Improvement School (AIS) at the time of hire

 Additional areas may be identified based on qualified applicant data for a vacancy not listed above. 

Meet JCPS Students

Our Kids is an Emmy Award-winning, 30-minute television program that highlights JCPS students and schools. The monthly show includes reports from student correspondents at Ballard, Pleasure Ridge Park (PRP), and Fern Creek High Schools as well as stories that feature elementary and middle school students.

Meet JCPS Employees

JCPS employees highlight their roles and how they make learning possible for our students.

Meet JCPS Principals 

Meet JCPS principals responsible for planning, implementing, supervising, and maintaining the educational program. Principals are directly or indirectly responsible for attainment of the district's educational goals.

JCPS Puerto Rico Hiring Initiative

Teachers from Puerto Rico support the district's goal of recruiting highly qualified and effective educators who meet the diverse needs of students. ​ 

Simmons College Teacher Recruitment

The Simmons College transition to teaching initiative is part of the Louisville Teacher Residency (LTR).

Louisville Teacher Residency

LTR is a program designed to produce a diverse cadre of quality teachers. LTR offers the opportunity to become a certified teacher in just one year!

  • Participants receive personalized instruction throughout the process to help them succeed in JCPS classrooms.
  • ​In return, LTR graduates commit to teaching in an AIS for five years.

LTR is a one-year urban teacher preparation program for individuals with limited to no teaching experience. You’ll receive the following:

  • Kentucky professional education certificate
  • Master’s degree from the University of Louisville (UofL)
  • Mentorship from a master teacher
  • On-the-job coaching and feedback
  • A cohort of peers for support and shared learning experiences

Benefits of LTR

  • A competitive base salary for residents
  • A fringe benefit
  • Paid leave days
  • Participation in the Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) Kentucky
  • Health benefits provided by the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Learn more about LTR.

Project Purple

  • Project Purple prepares urban and rural personnel as leaders in special education.
  • Full-tuition grant for Ph.D. students
  • Full-time program with a $30,000/year stipend
  • Offered by the University of Kentucky (UK), College of Education; UofL, College of Education and Human Development; and Ideas That Work, Office of Special Education Programs U.S. Department of Education 

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