Coachella Valley schools are looking for teachers

Jonathan Horwitz
Palm Springs Desert Sun
  • Salaries range from $56,000 to over $120,000.
  • Each valley district is hosting a February recruitment fair.
  • All 3 districts need to find STEM teachers.

Each of the three Coachella Valley-area school districts are hosting job fairs in February to recruit teachers and certificated school employees.

Prospective candidates can register online with the districts and should plan to bring a resume, cover letter and letters of recommendation with them.

Desert Sands Unified School District

The valley's largest school district is hiring for 80 certificated positions, and is hosting a job fair at its La Quinta offices from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4.

The certificated salary range runs from $59,135 to $122,813.

The district is looking to fill high-need areas including:

  • Speech/language pathologists
  • School nurses
  • Special education teachers
  • Biology, chemistry, physics and math teachers

Desert Sands Unified also seeks guest teachers at a rate of $185 - $225 per day.

More information about how to apply is available online on And, additional information about the district can be found here:

DSUSD will host a teacher recruitment fair in La Quinta, Calif., on Feb. 4, 2023.

Palm Springs Unified School District

Palm Springs Unified is hosting its teacher job fair one week later at its Palm Springs offices from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11.

Certificated salaries range from $63,207 to $113,796.

The district is offering hiring bonuses to fill high-priority positions:

$12,000 bonus for:

  • Speech language pathologists
  • Special education M/M or M/S
  • School nurses

$9,000 bonus for teachers of:

  • Math
  • Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

$2,500 bonus for:

  • Credentialed teachers in all other subject areas.

Prospective applicants can learn more here:

PSUSD is hosting a teacher recruitment fair in Palm Springs, Calif., on Feb. 11, 2023.

Coachella Valley Unified School District

Coachella Valley Unified will host its teacher recruitment fair at its Thermal offices from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25.

The certificated salary range runs from $56,294 to $120,240. The district advertises that it accepts up to 10 years of verifiable service.

CVUSD is searching for credentialed teachers of all subject areas with a high priority on:

  • English/ELD
  • Math
  • Science
  • Special education
  • Speech language pathology
  • K-6 elementary

Applicants can apply online at and register for the job fair here:

CVUSD will host a teacher recruitment fair in Thermal, Calif., on Feb. 25, 2023.

Jonathan Horwitz covers education for The Desert Sun. Reach him