2011-2012 School Year JOBS!!!

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  1. Mrs.SLF

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    Congrats, NYTONJ!!! So exciting!
     
  2. NYTONJ

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    Thanks sstager! It's at a brand new charter school so I'm super excited to be part of the start up team!!
     
  3. chemteach55

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    2011-2012 Jobs

    math1abee--7th grade Math--Georgia
    MissBecky--1st Grade
    nypkteacher85--Pre-School--Upstate New York
    Miss84--primary grade--Washington D.C.
    AFine--7th Grade Math and Science--Oklahoma
    mb_teacher--3rd or 4th Grade--Missouri
    zanke--Title 1 Math--Utah
    pinkdaisy88--3rd or 5th Grade--Missouri
    AsherDasher--5th Grade--Chicago suburb
    donziejo--Middle School--Mississippi
    DaveG--Middle School SpecialEd--Illinois
    chemteacher55--high school Biol and Chem--Louisiana
    suttonal--2nd Grade--NC
    KateL--High School Biology--California
    chemteacher's daughter--5th Grade Math and Science--Louisiana
    Foursquare--3rd Grade--Chicago
    Steph430--Pre K--Baltimore
    TheBagLady--k-5th Math Resource--Pheonix
    emmakate218--SPED Behavior--Houston
    Inm130--2nd Grade--Ohio
    GAteacher87--6th-8th ESOL--Georgia
    JustWannaTeach--1st Grade--Mississippi
    nklauste--3rd Grade--Minnesota
    Xidous003--7th-8th SPED--Californis
    bizzbeth125--2nd Grade--California
    math1abee's mom--SPED Math--Georgia
    porque_pig--MS Spanish--North Carolina
    student teach--High School English--New England
    AZMrs.S--2nd Grade--Arizonza
    lowes48--4th-6th language arts--Mississippi
    Rebecca1122--Middle School science--Indiana
    missjessica--High School Special Ed--California
    MissBelle--3rd Grade--New Jersey
    Swansong1--4th Grade--Central Florida
    Toy_03--1st grade--Central Florida--Orlando
    springmac--5th Grade--Florida
    Olive.Owl--5th Grade--Central Florida
    5thELA--5th Grade ELA/Reading and History--Texas
    Teachnewbie12--5th/6th Self Contained--Il
    monsieurteacher--K-5 PE--New Brunswick
    eireannashley--2nd grade--Colorado
    farfromhome--4th-5th grade Looping--Hawaii
    geek412--Chemistry Regular and Honors--Florida
    soliel00--1st grade--West Texas
    SB2103--6th Grade--Northern Virginia
    DreamToTeach--5th Grade--California
    xitalianacutiex--elementary self contained Autism--South Florida
    dgpiaffeteach--Middle and High School English--Ohio
    Newgateacher--3rd Grade--Georgia
    sstager--7th and 8th grade History--Metro DC
    whyowhy116--K--New Jersey
    Opal--4th Grade--Florida
    katfz--High School Inclusion--Virginia
    Barbera--9th-12th moderate/severe--California
    rockangel312--5th Grade Math--North East
    teacher1920--PK--Texas
    amyn22--7th Grade Sped--Illinois
    NYTONJ--3rd Grade--New Jersey

    Congrats to both of you!!
     
  4. chemteach55

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    Thanks--Fixed it!! :eek:
     
  5. Kangaroo22

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    Congratulations, amyn22 and NYTONJ!
     
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    Party time!
     
  7. leighbball

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    Yay...that's 58 jobs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
     
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    Yay!!! Congrats, from a fellow NJ teacher :D
     
  9. NYTONJ

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    Thanks leighbball, it has been really tough around here, as you know. Everyone had faith in me but me sometimes. I am still in shock a little...It'll start to sink in when I get to go into MT classroom and set it up the way I want to! =)
     
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    I wonder how many of these recent grads getting jobs so easily right out of college had any "connections" pulling strings for them. That would be useful information to many of us, I mean, there's no use getting hopeful from these posts if it turns out most of these hires had advantages many of us don't have. Do people even get hired without "knowing" someone? I'm still in college and I always hear "it's who you know", especially in the Northeast.
     
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    I graduated in May and was extended an offer at the end of June. I know not a soul on that whole side of the state let alone at the school! I definitely didn't have any connections pulling any strings to help me! In fact, the only place I did interview at where I had a connection was my alma mater and they didn't extend me an offer.

    ETA: I'm also in Ohio where it's said to not be easy to find a job.
     
  12. newgateacher

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    I graduated at the end of April and applied to several different counties. I did not get a job in the county where I did my student teaching and where I thought I had "connections". I did get a job in a different county where no one knows me at all.
     
  13. Toy_03

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    Well for a year I subbed at a school which was my internship school as well...and the principal always seen me subbing. Well one school I applied for denied me for all positions back in May,but a month later I get a call, from the school that denied me, for an interview...turns out that both principals are best friends and the pincipal refered me to her friend who is also a principal.....
     
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    SO happy that I can finally post in this thread! I sign my contract on Monday!

    What grade and/or subject? 2nd grade LA/SS
    How long have you been trying? I graduated in May and have been looking since May
    How many resumes did you send out? well over a hundred
    How many interviews or job fairs? 1 job fair 2 interviews
    What general geographic area? North Texas
     
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    In the district I'm moving to, I didn't have any connections. The P just happened to have an opening created TWO DAYS before we met at a job fair. The P loved what I was saying and I was hired.
    I will admit I knew very little about the district. (I didn't know they were going to be present at the Fair!) :eek: I was so embarrassed, but the P did not seem surprised.
     
  16. springmac

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    Well...I have been trying for over two years. Currently I live in the NE, just outside of Pittsburgh. I subbed for a year and was offered two LTS jobs by my principal. For the most part, it is who you know (seven elementary positions hired last year, four were relatives of teachers in the district). However, you can get hired if you pay your dues (subbing, long term subbing), but this can take years.

    My husband is being relocated to Florida. I went down in June for an interview event and was offered a job on the spot. If you want a job quickly after college, you will most likely need to relocate. It is tough getting hired in certain areas of the northeast.
     
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    I don't live in the Northeast. But I just graduated in May and I got a job. And we just recently moved to a new area, where I knew NO ONE. I had no connections. It's not always who you know, but how you sell yourself! Don't give up!
     
  18. LiteratureLover

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    I can say that I did have some connections in getting a job. I'll be teaching at the school where I graduted. I also student taught in the county this past Spring, and I knew many teachers and staff. My mentor teachers rallied for me to get a job, as well as other teachers I didn't student teach with. They sent recommendations for me. My mother also used to work in the county as a school nurse, and she knows a woman in HR because they are in some club together. My step dad's boss even talked me up to some people he knew on the board. I will honestly admit that I had A LOT of people pulling for me. I know so many people struggle for teaching jobs, as I had applied to SOOOO many counties in my state and others. It will happen eventually. If I hadn't got this job, I figured it would take a year or so to get one because no one was even giving me an interview.
     
  19. Mrs.SLF

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    I feel like this is somehow being overlooked! Congratulations!!!! :)
     
  20. leighbball

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    My connections have helped me land interviews, but it was up to me to get the job. I've found that's often the case.
     
  21. leighbball

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    Congrats and welcome to 2nd grade! You are job #59!!
     
  22. LiteratureLover

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    This is true. Connections helped me, but that isn't why I got the job. I know this because I interviewed with the county before and they hired someone else instead of me. I was told I was in the top 2, but they gave it to someone else. Luckily for me, a teacher announced that she was retiring, and here I am. :)

    Anywho,

    What grade and/or subject? 8th grade English
    How long have you been trying? Since May (I just graduated)
    How many resumes did you send out? I don't know the exact number, but A LOT. In every county in MD, VA, DE.
    How many interviews or job fairs? 2 interviews, 1 job fair.
    What general geographic area? Eastern Shore, Maryland
     
  23. chemteach55

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    2011-2012 Jobs

    math1abee--7th grade Math--Georgia
    MissBecky--1st Grade
    nypkteacher85--Pre-School--Upstate New York
    Miss84--primary grade--Washington D.C.
    AFine--7th Grade Math and Science--Oklahoma
    mb_teacher--3rd or 4th Grade--Missouri
    zanke--Title 1 Math--Utah
    pinkdaisy88--3rd or 5th Grade--Missouri
    AsherDasher--5th Grade--Chicago suburb
    donziejo--Middle School--Mississippi
    DaveG--Middle School SpecialEd--Illinois
    chemteacher55--high school Biol and Chem--Louisiana
    suttonal--2nd Grade--NC
    KateL--High School Biology--California
    chemteacher's daughter--5th Grade Math and Science--Louisiana
    Foursquare--3rd Grade--Chicago
    Steph430--Pre K--Baltimore
    TheBagLady--k-5th Math Resource--Pheonix
    emmakate218--SPED Behavior--Houston
    Inm130--2nd Grade--Ohio
    GAteacher87--6th-8th ESOL--Georgia
    JustWannaTeach--1st Grade--Mississippi
    nklauste--3rd Grade--Minnesota
    Xidous003--7th-8th SPED--Californis
    bizzbeth125--2nd Grade--California
    math1abee's mom--SPED Math--Georgia
    porque_pig--MS Spanish--North Carolina
    student teach--High School English--New England
    AZMrs.S--2nd Grade--Arizonza
    lowes48--4th-6th language arts--Mississippi
    Rebecca1122--Middle School science--Indiana
    missjessica--High School Special Ed--California
    MissBelle--3rd Grade--New Jersey
    Swansong1--4th Grade--Central Florida
    Toy_03--1st grade--Central Florida--Orlando
    springmac--5th Grade--Florida
    Olive.Owl--5th Grade--Central Florida
    5thELA--5th Grade ELA/Reading and History--Texas
    Teachnewbie12--5th/6th Self Contained--Il
    monsieurteacher--K-5 PE--New Brunswick
    eireannashley--2nd grade--Colorado
    farfromhome--4th-5th grade Looping--Hawaii
    geek412--Chemistry Regular and Honors--Florida
    soliel00--1st grade--West Texas
    SB2103--6th Grade--Northern Virginia
    DreamToTeach--5th Grade--California
    xitalianacutiex--elementary self contained Autism--South Florida
    dgpiaffeteach--Middle and High School English--Ohio
    Newgateacher--3rd Grade--Georgia
    sstager--7th and 8th grade History--Metro DC
    whyowhy116--K--New Jersey
    Opal--4th Grade--Florida
    katfz--High School Inclusion--Virginia
    Barbera--9th-12th moderate/severe--California
    rockangel312--5th Grade Math--North East
    teacher1920--PK--Texas
    amyn22--7th Grade Sped--Illinois
    NYTONJ--3rd Grade--New Jersey
    Boopers--2nd Grade LA and SS--North Texas
    LiteratureLover--8th Grade English--Maryland
     
  24. Mrs.SLF

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    Congratulations and yay for another Marylander!!!
     
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    Yay for 60 jobs!!! Go us!
     
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    Congrats!!
     
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    Thank you guys so much! I'm really glad I found this website! :) Such great people here.
     
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    Thank you both so much! I cannot wait to meet my team and see my classroom!
     
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    Yay, another English teacher! Congrats!
     
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    Congratulations, Boopers and LiteratureLover!
     
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    What grade and/or subject? 5th grade language arts/Reading
    How long have you been trying? Since I graduated in Dec 2009
    How many resumes did you send out? LOTS!
    How many interviews or job fairs? 2 - but both were last year.
    What general geographic area? Southeast Texas
     
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    2011-2012 Jobs

    math1abee--7th grade Math--Georgia
    MissBecky--1st Grade
    nypkteacher85--Pre-School--Upstate New York
    Miss84--primary grade--Washington D.C.
    AFine--7th Grade Math and Science--Oklahoma
    mb_teacher--3rd or 4th Grade--Missouri
    zanke--Title 1 Math--Utah
    pinkdaisy88--3rd or 5th Grade--Missouri
    AsherDasher--5th Grade--Chicago suburb
    donziejo--Middle School--Mississippi
    DaveG--Middle School SpecialEd--Illinois
    chemteacher55--high school Biol and Chem--Louisiana
    suttonal--2nd Grade--NC
    KateL--High School Biology--California
    chemteacher's daughter--5th Grade Math and Science--Louisiana
    Foursquare--3rd Grade--Chicago
    Steph430--Pre K--Baltimore
    TheBagLady--k-5th Math Resource--Pheonix
    emmakate218--SPED Behavior--Houston
    Inm130--2nd Grade--Ohio
    GAteacher87--6th-8th ESOL--Georgia
    JustWannaTeach--1st Grade--Mississippi
    nklauste--3rd Grade--Minnesota
    Xidous003--7th-8th SPED--Californis
    bizzbeth125--2nd Grade--California
    math1abee's mom--SPED Math--Georgia
    porque_pig--MS Spanish--North Carolina
    student teach--High School English--New England
    AZMrs.S--2nd Grade--Arizonza
    lowes48--4th-6th language arts--Mississippi
    Rebecca1122--Middle School science--Indiana
    missjessica--High School Special Ed--California
    MissBelle--3rd Grade--New Jersey
    Swansong1--4th Grade--Central Florida
    Toy_03--1st grade--Central Florida--Orlando
    springmac--5th Grade--Florida
    Olive.Owl--5th Grade--Central Florida
    5thELA--5th Grade ELA/Reading and History--Texas
    Teachnewbie12--5th/6th Self Contained--Il
    monsieurteacher--K-5 PE--New Brunswick
    eireannashley--2nd grade--Colorado
    farfromhome--4th-5th grade Looping--Hawaii
    geek412--Chemistry Regular and Honors--Florida
    soliel00--1st grade--West Texas
    SB2103--6th Grade--Northern Virginia
    DreamToTeach--5th Grade--California
    xitalianacutiex--elementary self contained Autism--South Florida
    dgpiaffeteach--Middle and High School English--Ohio
    Newgateacher--3rd Grade--Georgia
    sstager--7th and 8th grade History--Metro DC
    whyowhy116--K--New Jersey
    Opal--4th Grade--Florida
    katfz--High School Inclusion--Virginia
    Barbera--9th-12th moderate/severe--California
    rockangel312--5th Grade Math--North East
    teacher1920--PK--Texas
    amyn22--7th Grade Sped--Illinois
    NYTONJ--3rd Grade--New Jersey
    Boopers--2nd Grade LA and SS--North Texas
    LiteratureLover--8th Grade English--Maryland
    newteacher26--5th Grade LA and Reading--Texas

    Congrats newteacher!!
     
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    I have been waiting for over a year to do this!!! :)

    What grade and/or subject? media center specialist
    How long have you been trying? 1 year, 2 months, 8 days and 2 hours
    How many resumes did you send out? too many to count
    How many interviews or job fairs? too many to count
    What general geographic area? Georgia
     
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    :celebrate: WOO HOO!! So glad to add another job in GA to the board!
     
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    Congrats l8ybugmom and newteacher26!
     
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    Another question about the question posed about recent graduates getting hired due to connections.

    Are any of you recent hires a bit older and also changing career careers? I am mid-way through my post-bac program for special ed certification. I've interviewed now for three parapro positions. Did not get the first two and had the third today and will hear something by Monday or Tuesday hopefully. My question: I'm 47 and a career changer. I wonder if that helps or hurts my chances? Just curious what others who are a bit older like me think? I know it's not a black and white question or answer. I just wish I didn't have my under eye circles! :) Why oh why do I get scheduled for the earlier interviews!
     
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    I'm only 21 and again no connections. Sorry! I know a guy who is older (late 30s, early 40s) who hasn't had any luck but he's elementary and can only look locally because his wife's job is so great.
     
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    Congratulations, newteacher26 and l8ybugmom!
     
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    Seeing all the new hires in today is the perfect way to end my evening. YAY!
     
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    Long story here: after relocating for my first teaching job, I was laid off at the end of a long and arduous school year. I moved back to my original location unsure of my future. I must say that though my search was not as long as others, it definitely was not easy. I do feel fortunate to have landed a position at a great school with amazing staff and kids. One of the interviews I had was through connections, but didn't result in a job. This job, I got because someone I barely recall meeting recommended me for an interview.

    What grade and/or subject? High School English
    How long have you been trying? 3 months
    How many resumes did you send out? About 50
    How many interviews or job fairs? 3 interviews
    What general geographic area? Illinois
     

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