These are incredibly formative years. It's an honor to be a part of the growth process.

- Cammie K. JekyllOklahoma City Public Schools

Oklahoma is seeking elementary teachers who embody versatility. They want young, or young at heart, individuals who are willing to grow and evolve as rapidly as education is growing and evolving.   Oklahoma needs teachers who have the ability to provide differentiated lessons and assess student learning.

There are many financial benefits to becoming an elementary teacher in Oklahoma.  The median home cost less than $100,000.  The cost of living is 14% below the national average and the unemployment rate is approximately 6%, which is well below the national average.  These types of saving can make a teacher’s salary go a long way.

The “Sooner State” is known for its diverse terrain offering optimal choices for weekend retreats. Elementary teachers can enjoy their long summer and holiday vacations by taking advantage of the more than 10 distinct eco-regions scattered throughout the state.


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