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To sub or not to sub?
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Hello educators! I am moving to a new town and do not know the district at all, nor anyone who lives there. Should I sub for a year to get to know the schools and principals first or try to get a job? We can float on my husband's salary and benefits. Will that make me less marketable when I do apply for jobs next spring? I am applying now for jobs, but there are not many openings. And I beat up from the last 5 years of a poor administrator and a bit scarred. I want to make sure I am teaching at school that REALLY fits me (and I don't have any contacts up there, though I've been trying to network).

What do you think?


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Subbing is a good way in.
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I think it's a good idea to get to know the district, and let them get to know you.
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I did that when we moved from California to Texas. We did move a couple months after the year started, but I think I would have done that anyway. What was nice is I got to know the various campuses and principals. I was pleased to get hired on for the following year by an awesome principal at a wonderful school where I subbed a lot. There were a few schools I donít think I would have enjoyed working at full time as much. Take your time if you can.
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Years ago, I got married in December and moved across the state. I signed up to start subbing in January, and snagged a full time job (albeit at a lower rate until the end of the year) in a district that was notorious for having very low turnover. Subbing can mean youíre in the right place at the right time. Go for it.
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I got my current job - which is my dream come true job - via subbing. It's a great way to get your foot in the door and really get a feel for a school and district.


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All your posts put the wind in my sails. Thank you!
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