I am teaching in a small christian school. I love the school but am desperate to get into a public school in my county. The main reason is money, (which i know isn't everything) but I need to be able to support my family if my wife lost her job etc.
I also want to get into a middle school instead of the lower grades. I have updated my stuff on the ODE website and am now just waiting for some openings in my license area!
Is there anything else I could be doing? There is not many openings at all in central ohio at the moment.
This time of year is horrid if you're trying to look for work. If you're patient enough to wait until the end of the school year, that is when those posting increase. What is your middle school subject concentration? I'll keep an eye out for you.
Are you looking for a job for next year (2013-14)? It's a little early, but in addition to ODE also check K-12 jobspot ohio every day, and this website also has occasional central Ohio openings, but I think most are for Northwest/Northeast Ohio.
I just did the same thing. I've been teaching PT at a small Christian preschool, but I wanted a position in my local school district. I watched my district's vacancy list closely and as soon as a position that I wanted opened up, I emailed my résumé and cover letter to the principal. I also dropped off resumes at a couple schools that I was very interested in even if they didn't have any current openings. I lucked out, because a teacher recently relocated, so I'll begin my new job in two weeks!
thanks for the replies guys. I know it is a little early for next year but I still look every day lol. I check ODE and ohio k12 jobspot. We will see what opens up! I am at least moving up grades at this school so I should be ok even if I cannot find one this year. (but i really want to!)
Honestly, I see a LOT of openings for middle school each year, but they tend to be at charter schools. If this is something you would consider, it would give you grade-level job experience in (technically) public school setting.