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Old 02-07-2018, 04:10 AM
 
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Hi all,
I am looking to be a classroom teacher but I live an area with limited jobs.

My 3 options that would hopefully lead to a probationary job are as follows...

School 1- Perm sub with a big district, growing staff, most vacancies anticipated
School 2- Perm sub with Medium sized district, a few vacancies anticipated, have a connection
School 3- Leave replacement, no guarantee in September as to where I'll be/do


Any advice?


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Old 02-09-2018, 04:55 AM
 
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I would go with #1 or #2, but there are other factors to consider.

Think about drive time. I love working in the neighborhood where I live. I would hate to waste time driving a long distance.

Investigate each district. What kind of programs do they have. What is the superintendent like? What are concerns within the district? Do they have good professional development?

Have you subbed in each of these districts? That would give you some insight as to how the schools work.

There is so much more beyond getting the job. Good luck to you!
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Do you have an offer for a leave replacement for this year? I'd take that if you like the school and feel comfortable with the curriculum (assuming it's secondary and not teaching everything in elementary.)

For next year, 1 & 2 would be good.

I'm having trouble understanding how there are limited jobs in a big district or a medium sized district. Both would seem to have vacancies over time.

There is also the possibility of going to a place with more job availability. It can be a sacrifice to move, but people do it all the time for employment. Husbands or wives are transferred, promotions require relocation, jobs are more plentiful,etc.

There are several parts of the country that are begging for teachers, some are paying signing bonuses.
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