Top Reasons Teachers Are Choosing Marion County

  • Quote from Dr. Bethea

    “In MCSD, you are not a number.

    Every member of our staff, no matter the position, every community member and business partner, are known and integral to ensuring that our schools are environments with high-quality teaching and learning experiences.”

    - Dr. Kandace Bethea, Superintendent

    Quote from Dr. Bethea

    Top 10 11 reasons educators are choosing to teach in Marion County School District

    #1. Relationships with colleagues

     #2. Location & commute (within an hour of Myrtle Beach and other major east coast cities) 

    Map of where Marion County, South Carolina is located

    #3. Wide-array of benefits (medical, insurance, vacation, etc)

    #4. Strong leadership to coach and support teachers, including principal, assistant principal (at some schools), and lead, mentor, and master teachers


    #5. Opportunity for performance-based compensation (based on student growth)

    #6. Teacher leadership (inside and outside the classroom) plus career ladder opportunities, including becoming a master or lead teacher after one year in the district or joining the Aspiring Leaders’ Academy

    Teacher Leadership Opportunities in Marion County (SC)


    #7. Mentorship for all first-year teachers from mentor teachers

    #8. Loan forgiveness for college loans, including an additional $5,000 to the SC Teachers Loan Forgiveness program for critical geographic schools and critical subject areas

    #9. Opportunity to a receive a master’s degree from local universities at reduced cost

    #10. New graduates from college may receive an additional stipend of $1,500

    #11. Make a deep impact in the lives of students -- now and on their futures

    In schools, teachers have the biggest impact on student achievement. They also can have an enormous impact on a student's sense of belonging. Hear from LaTonya Yates-Ford how educators—in small ways every day—can make a huge impact on students' lives.

    Hear from Scott Collins, a high school art teacher, how he and a few colleagues started the Backpack Buddy Program that provides food every week to students (and their families) who may be food insecure.


    Marion teachers share their many bright spots

    • "My biggest bright spot has been when I see students that I have taught in the past out in the community and they come up to talk with me and reminisce about being in my room."

    • "My biggest bright spot has been my colleagues. They are wonderful people to work with and very supportive."

    • "Every day is challenging in a new way. It keeps me growing and searching for new content and approaches for the students I love."

    • "My biggest bright spot is hearing feedback from parents about how their children love coming to school and how they’ve noticed how much their child has improved."

    • "My biggest bright spots are the opportunities given to grow and lead."

    • "My biggest bright spot is when students grasp the new concept that is being taught and I see the "Ah, yea! I get it!" moment." 

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  • Have questions about applying for a teaching position? 

    Reach out to us any time Monday-Friday (8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.) at (843) 423-1811.
    Or simply send an email to Paula Grant, HR Director.
    We can't wait to meet you!
  • Would you like an in-person interview?

    On Tuesday, March 31, we are hosting an evening of interviews for teacher candidates with principals and district staff.

    This is a great opportunity if you are interested in pursuing a teaching position here in Marion County School District. 

    We looking forward to meeting you!

    Register >>

    (Note: After you register, please apply for a teaching position. If you qualifym, we'll be in touch with an interview time for March 31.)

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    Submit an online application for a teaching position & receive a link to do a video interview in your own time.

    We can't wait to view your interview!

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    (Note: You must be certified as a teacher to qualify for a video interview).

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  • Virtual Coffee Chats - Marion County School District - South Carolina

    Thinking about your new teaching job for 2020-21 & interested in learning a little more about Marion County?

    Grab your coffee mug and join us for a virtual coffee chat (or webinar) on Zoom and learn why you need to bring your teaching journey to Marion County.

    Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 at 4 p.m.

    Why Marion County is a Great Place to Teach--and Live

    Hear from various community members and teachers about what it is like living in Marion County—housing options, activities, and nearby amenities. 

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    After you register, we'll email you the Zoom login information.

    Coffee Chat Webinar - December 11, 2019 - Marion County School District

    Missed our previous Coffee Chats? View recordings.


    We look forward to seeing you soon!

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