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Teacher Transfer Process Overview

The teacher transfer process occurs each spring to ensure that priority placements (involuntary transfers and those due to return from leave*) and tenured teachers seeking voluntary transfers obtain appropriate positions.

MCEA unit members interested in seeking positions outside of their current position certification area (e.g. special education to social studies) may attend the job fair, but MAY NOT be recommended to the Department of Recruitment and Staffing (DRS) for hire unless a vacancy exists AFTER all involuntary transfers and teachers *returning from leave have been placed.

(*Please note:  When possible, employees returning from long term leave will be reassigned based on the determination of DRS staff that a vacancy exists within the returning employees' area of certification.)


Staffing Calendar of Important Dates

The 2018-2019 staffing calendar for teacher-level positions outlines the important dates, times and a schedule of transfer activities. 

See staffing calendar

Priority Placement Meeting

The meeting for those employees who have been involuntarily transferred or are returning from leave will be held on Monday, March 12, 2018, between 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Richard Montgomery High School.  Staff from the Office of Human Resources and Development will be on hand to provide information and support to these employees.  Additional staff will be available to support the use of MCPS Careers.


 Teacher Transfer Job Fairs

There will be three job fairs: Tuesday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Thursday, March 15, and Monday, March 19, 2018 to allow eligible Montgomery County Education Association unit members interested in transferring for the next school term and seeking lateral moves within their field of certification to meet with school administrators/representatives.

Read more about job fairs.

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