Nonprofit seeking math, science professionals

Jennifer Anastasoff, CEO of nonprofit EnCorps Inc., is currently recruiting in The City. The program looks for retiring math and science professionals through their employers, then selects, matches, trains and supports them to teach in California public middle and high schools.

Why are you targeting math and science teachers?

Looking at the achievement gap in terms of math and science, it’s a key piece we’re hoping to address. Our No. 1 priority is to bring great math and science teachers into low-income classrooms. Closing the achievement gap is essentially key.

How do you find recruits?

We work with professional association meetings. We also present to businesses and a number of other groups.

How is working with EnCorps different than simply getting teaching credentials independently?

While we’re recruiting people to be full-time teachers within the next one, two or three years, we’re also helping them think about teaching. While the teachers are preparing for their credentials and taking the test, they’re getting in the classroom as guest teachers or volunteers, and they’re building and they’re learning.

Why do you want to recruit in The City?

There are just some great companies in the city of San Francisco — Bank of America, Wells Fargo, in terms of finance. Many of the employees and these companies … have a strong math or science background.

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