Dedicated Spirit Pursue your Passion for Teaching
Teachers who are successful in our district are bright, enthusiastic, and have great team spirit. Our instructional staff strives to provide positive guidance to the students in their classroom and help every child reach their full potential. Whether you’re an subject matter expert or new to teaching we are committed to providing the tools and support you need to be successful. We are looking for difference makers, like you, to teach with us and positively impact your career.
kickstart your career New Teacher Mentoring Program
Our teachers always have support from leadership and you will be paired up with a one on one mentor. Monthly meetings are provided by the coordinator of Staff Development as part of our investment in your continued success and professional growth.
Make Strides Why teach for the Okeechobee County Schools?
We provide guidance to ensure teachers can maintain and renew their Florida teaching certificate.
Do you have a bachelor's degree in a field other than education and are considering becoming a teacher? Please contact our office at 863-462-5000 ext. 1028 to get details about this path.
Testimonials Why teach for Okeechobee County Schools?
“I would best describe the culture as being a big family. It is never a single person or organization that brings greatness to the district but rather incorporates every single person. Our district has shown love and support to our community just as the community has shown to us. The thing that makes me enjoy working in our district is the sense of family that I feel. It reminds me of my very own Hispanic culture, bringing everyone together and making everyone feel welcomed. I feel that I can express my own style of teaching in a manner that is not judged, but rather encouraged and shared to further achieve excellence. Within my district, I have formed long and meaningful relationships that never fade, despite the changes and challenges that have come and will continue to come. I am proud to be a product of this district’s educational system and am fortunate to be able to give back to a system that encourages and helps its students prosper.”
“I would describe our culture as family oriented. Neighbor looking out for a neighbor. It is one of the best benefits of working in a smaller school district. Our district is always striving to improve. They are not stuck in/with the status quo, they are always looking forward to moving forward. We have made leaps and bounds with our inclusion and equality for ALL students. Putting students first and meeting not just their academic needs but their emotional and mental needs as well.”
“Okeechobee county school district has a culture that focuses on collaboration, pride, positive relationships, and commitment to students’ success. The district constantly strives to make learning for students engaging and challenging, while also teaching students to persevere. There are many things that I enjoy about working for Okeechobee, but the one thing that stands out to me the most, is the opportunity to build relationships with the community, the students, and my colleagues. I moved to Okeechobee because it is a small town. Working in larger districts has its positives, but I knew that Okeechobee would allow me to build the everlasting relationships with my students and families.”
“This is my fourteenth year in the Okeechobee school district. I originally moved from Wisconsin. I love working in the Okeechobee school district because the people and community here are top notch! You won't find nicer or friendlier people anywhere. I also like that the school district truly makes the children a top priority! I love the small town atmosphere and I think it's a wonderful place to raise a family.”
“I came to Okeechobee in 2006 from New Hampshire specifically for a teaching job. I am still here 13 years later because of the wonderful community that is here. The community offers many family friendly activities and has been a great place to raise my family. I also love Okeechobee's teaching community. So many teachers are willing to work together and work towards the best for our students. I have many great relationships with teachers at my own school and at other schools in the district as well. I am proud to be a teacher in Okeechobee. Last, the district has continually offered many professional development opportunities that have made me a stronger teacher. I am grateful that Okeechobee was the place I chose when I was a new teacher.”
“We are small, but we are mighty! Overall the culture in our district is a positive one. Due to the fact that we are such a small district we have the advantage of knowing many other people within the district at a personal level. It's a great feeling to be greeted by the superintendent, Mr. Kenworthy, by name because he knows who you are and what you do. What I enjoy the most about Okeechobee is the people, both in colleagues and students. Our small community is made up of some truly remarkable individuals. Throughout my career, I have encountered some of the most influential teachers and leaders, and their passion for this job is transformative. Okeechobee has a passion for doing what is best for students and being proactive. I'm excited to see the direction that the district is moving towards in order to be the best it can be!”
“Okeechobee County Schools has a positive environment that fosters collaboration and is dedicated to the growth and development of both students and educators. I enjoy collaborating with educators who are committed to the overall success of their students. Educators in Okeechobee truly put students first. I'm most excited about the opportunities provided by Okeechobee, for both personal and professional growth. The community here is relentlessly supportive and presents many occasions to serve others.”