GDOE Continues to Face Shortage of Certified Teachers


GDOE has to call back retired teachers to fill the vacancies.

Guam – The Guam Department of Education continues to face a shortage of teachers.


According to GDOE’s Human Resources Department, GDOE on average is short by 300 certified teachers every school year. GDOE Deputy Superintendent Chris Anderson says this is a repetitive challenge for the department. In the past years, with the lack of certified teachers, GDOE had to call back retired teachers to work to fill the vacancies. 

Anderson says, “With the average of 300 people we’re trying to fill every year, of course there are special contract hires that are part of that equation. These are our veteran teachers that have retired. Of course they’re proven themselves with many years of teacher experience that stay retired but because of their dedication and love for our kids, they come back every year. We welcome them.”
In an effort to hire more certified teachers, GDOE will be holding a job fair on June 17 at Okkodo High School from 10 am to 2 pm.