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Old 06-23-2019, 11:19 AM
 
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My teaching career started when I was 40. I worked 18 years, 12 of them with two women older than me on my grade level team. It is a great time of life to start because you do not have as many responsibilities at home and are a seasoned professional because your own children have provided you with management techniques, the need for good humor, and many tricks up your sleeve. I am sure there are administrators who will welcome a new (a.k.a. low cost) teacher coupled with your life experience.
My advice is to keep up with technology and sock as much away for retirement as you can. Donít forget about IRAs. Over age 50 you can put up to $7,500 away.
You will learn so much from your students! And they will keep you young.
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