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Port Arthur ISD hiring more than 50 teachers
PORT ARTHUR-By: Leslie Rangel
While Beaumont teachers are fighting possible layoffs, another district in Southeast Texas is looking to fill more than fifty teaching positions.
Port Arthur ISD is welcoming teachers with open arms.
For the past twenty four years, Frances Guidry has taught little ones in the Port Arthur Independent School District.
"I love the kids but not only the kids, I love the people I work with," Guidry says.
And it seems clear they love her.
This year Guidry was awarded teacher of the year.
She credits her passion for the job.
"Always think of what you're goal is, what's in your heart, the passion that you have for teaching," Guidry said.
It's a message she's hoping teachers facing layoffs in Beaumont and other districts will remember during tough times.
"If one of us is hurting, we're all going to go up and say can I help you? What can I do to help your burden?" Guidry said.
In fact she and others are letting everyone know Port Arthur is looking to hire more than 50 teachers across the district.
"We welcome anyone, we would urge anyone who's interested in employment with the district to fill out an application and submit it to us as quickly as possible," Jimmy Wyble, executive director of human resources for Port Arthur says.
Port Arthur wants to fill all of the vacancies by the end of June.
"We urge teachers to contact the building principals and schedule appointments with them and go by and visit with them," Wyble said.
A visit that could lead to a job for teachers facing layoffs in other districts.
"I would have to know I was in that position but I would just like I said I would just move on and look somewhere else, like I said, God never shuts a door that he doesn't open another one for you," Guidry said.
We contacted other schools, private and charter and several public school districts.
We're told it's crucial to immediately send applications, some are closing positions by this week.
List of area schools and district hiring: CLICK HERE