2013-2014 Jobs!

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  1. catnfiddle

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    So many so early! We're going to break some records this time around. Congrats to those whose hard work interviewing has paid off, and much luck to those who are still in the process.
     
  2. MissKCa

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    I have been a forum lurker for quite awhile, but I decided to join today to share my news and give hope to new teachers like me :) After numerous not so great interviews last year, I finally got a hang of the process and landed a job teaching fourth grade in a GREAT district! So stay positive and hopeful! I also found that a portfolio was crucial to getting hired in my case. It helped me remember everything I wanted to say, and it allowed me to show them my plan in a more concrete manner. The principals all seemed impressed by it, and even if it's not the best they still appreciate and recognize the effort!

    Anyway, thanks to all of the regular posters; your advice and encouragement has helped me tremendously throughout this process!
    :):thanks:

    QUOTE=leighbball;1736257]When you accept an offer/receive a contract, let us know so we can share the good news!

    What grade and/or subject? 4th grade (the grade I really wanted!)
    How long have you been trying? I competed my prelim ms credential at the end of 2011 and have been job seeking since.
    How many resumes did you send out? Oh gosh..Lots!
    How many interviews or job fairs? Around eight I believe, and one job fair
    What general geographic area? Bay Area ca

    I can't wait to start this year's list so we can all start celebrating with each other! Happy job hunting![/QUOTE]
     
  3. TeacherGroupie

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    Congratulations!
     
  4. leighbball

    leighbball Virtuoso

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    Mr.history - GA - 11th grade US history
    fiveyearsapril - midwest - 1st grade
    midwestteacher - ? - 7-12 vocational ed
    mommy3boys - CA - k or 1st
    bruingirl - CA - 8th grade science
    teacherbug08 - US - 1st grade
    pezalicious- ? - 4th grade
    pezalicious' husband - ? - physics/calculus
    pete2770 - midwest - K-4 special ed
    eireannash- CO - 2nd grade
    ChemTeachBHS's dh - NJ - Spanish and computers
    leighbball's student teacher - NJ - 4th grade special ed
    linguist92021 - CA - English/Geography
    OhThePlaces - FL - 2nd grade
    Mr.Wolfmeister - AR - 5th grade
    Storyteller - SC - 8th grade SS
    Wrathgara - CO - 1st grade
    Jrafki- SC - 10th grade biology
    teacherguy111 - OH - ?
    needajobplease - TX - 6th and 7th ELA
    Mrs. Redtop - US - 9-12 French
    Tinkertot - ? - 2,3,4 science
    Kit_kate27 - NJ - elem or ms autism
    Charlottesome - NY - HS english
    fairy_teach00 - TX - special ed
    HeartDrama - CA - HS English
    AspiringInstruc - GA - ?
    DSD - ? - ?
    MissKCa - CA - 4th grade

    Yay! We have 29 jobs so far. :)
     
  5. catnfiddle

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    What a good reason to join the forum! Congratulations and welcome to the collaboration and commiseration.
     
  6. waterfall

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    Well, I guess I can add my name here now!

    What grade and/or subject? Elementary sped
    How long have you been trying? About three months
    How many resumes did you send out? About 25 (wanted a specific location)
    How many interviews or job fairs? 1 job fair, 15 interviews! It was tough this year!
    What general geographic area? Denver
     
  7. Shiloh17

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    CONGRATS to everyone on this list! I am hoping that after tomorrow I will be on this list! ;) Fingers crossed!
     
  8. leighbball

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    Mr.history - GA - 11th grade US history
    fiveyearsapril - midwest - 1st grade
    midwestteacher - ? - 7-12 vocational ed
    mommy3boys - CA - k or 1st
    bruingirl - CA - 8th grade science
    teacherbug08 - US - 1st grade
    pezalicious- ? - 4th grade
    pezalicious' husband - ? - physics/calculus
    pete2770 - midwest - K-4 special ed
    eireannash- CO - 2nd grade
    ChemTeachBHS's dh - NJ - Spanish and computers
    leighbball's student teacher - NJ - 4th grade special ed
    linguist92021 - CA - English/Geography
    OhThePlaces - FL - 2nd grade
    Mr.Wolfmeister - AR - 5th grade
    Storyteller - SC - 8th grade SS
    Wrathgara - CO - 1st grade
    Jrafki- SC - 10th grade biology
    teacherguy111 - OH - ?
    needajobplease - TX - 6th and 7th ELA
    Mrs. Redtop - US - 9-12 French
    Tinkertot - ? - 2,3,4 science
    Kit_kate27 - NJ - elem or ms autism
    Charlottesome - NY - HS english
    fairy_teach00 - TX - special ed
    HeartDrama - CA - HS English
    AspiringInstruc - GA - ?
    DSD - ? - ?
    MissKCa - CA - 4th grade
    waterfall - CO - elem sped

    Yay! We have 30 jobs so far. :)
     
  9. leighbball

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    I hope so! Fingers and toes crossed!
     
  10. Mrs.Giggles

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    I've been lurking for quite awhile, but I'm very excited to share that I can now be added to this ever growing list! I also look forward to learning from each and every one of you!

    What grade and/or subject? 2nd grade
    How long have you been trying? I graduated with my BA in May 2013, and I have been putting out applications since March.
    How many resumes did you send out? I'd say that I applied to around 40 different districts.
    How many interviews or job fairs? I attended two job fairs (one at my college and one in-district). I also went on three building interviews (not counting the six at the in-district fair)
    What general geographic area? Saint Louis, Missouri
     
  11. giraffe326

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    Congratulations!
     
  12. DHE

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    This list is growing rapidly; congrats to all the newcomers and the new hires.
     
  13. Shiloh17

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    I got the job!!!

    I will be a PreK teacher this fall!!! :D

    So excited!!!!
     
  14. catnfiddle

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    Hooray! Thank you in advance for giving those kids the basics for lifelong learning. They need them, and we need you.
     
  15. leighbball

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    Mr.history - GA - 11th grade US history
    fiveyearsapril - midwest - 1st grade
    midwestteacher - ? - 7-12 vocational ed
    mommy3boys - CA - k or 1st
    bruingirl - CA - 8th grade science
    teacherbug08 - US - 1st grade
    pezalicious- ? - 4th grade
    pezalicious' husband - ? - physics/calculus
    pete2770 - midwest - K-4 special ed
    eireannash- CO - 2nd grade
    ChemTeachBHS's dh - NJ - Spanish and computers
    leighbball's student teacher - NJ - 4th grade special ed
    linguist92021 - CA - English/Geography
    OhThePlaces - FL - 2nd grade
    Mr.Wolfmeister - AR - 5th grade
    Storyteller - SC - 8th grade SS
    Wrathgara - CO - 1st grade
    Jrafki- SC - 10th grade biology
    teacherguy111 - OH - ?
    needajobplease - TX - 6th and 7th ELA
    Mrs. Redtop - US - 9-12 French
    Tinkertot - ? - 2,3,4 science
    Kit_kate27 - NJ - elem or ms autism
    Charlottesome - NY - HS english
    fairy_teach00 - TX - special ed
    HeartDrama - CA - HS English
    AspiringInstruc - GA - ?
    DSD - ? - ?
    MissKCa - CA - 4th grade
    waterfall - CO - elem sped
    MrsGiggles - MO - 2nd grade
    Shiloh17 - ? - PreK

    Yay! We have 32 jobs so far. :)

    Woohoo!!! We didn't reach 32 jobs until mid-June last year! Go us :thumb:
     
  16. leighbball

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    Yay!!!!!!!! Congrats!
     
  17. leighbball

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    Welcome to 2nd grade!!!!!!!!!
     
  18. Shiloh17

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    Aw, I appreciate that. Thank you!!
     
  19. dgliz07

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    What grade and/or subject?: 5th grade
    How long have you been trying?: I tried extra hard all this school year but I've been looking for a full-time classroom position since 2008.
    How many resumes did you send out? This year-50. Since 2008- probably 300+
    How many interviews or job fairs? This year - 2. Since 2008 - About 10
    What general geographic area? Bay Area, California
     
  20. leighbball

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    Yay! Congrats!!
     
  21. leighbball

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    Mr.history - GA - 11th grade US history
    fiveyearsapril - midwest - 1st grade
    midwestteacher - ? - 7-12 vocational ed
    mommy3boys - CA - k or 1st
    bruingirl - CA - 8th grade science
    teacherbug08 - US - 1st grade
    pezalicious- ? - 4th grade
    pezalicious' husband - ? - physics/calculus
    pete2770 - midwest - K-4 special ed
    eireannash- CO - 2nd grade
    ChemTeachBHS's dh - NJ - Spanish and computers
    leighbball's student teacher - NJ - 4th grade special ed
    linguist92021 - CA - English/Geography
    OhThePlaces - FL - 2nd grade
    Mr.Wolfmeister - AR - 5th grade
    Storyteller - SC - 8th grade SS
    Wrathgara - CO - 1st grade
    Jrafki- SC - 10th grade biology
    teacherguy111 - OH - ?
    needajobplease - TX - 6th and 7th ELA
    Mrs. Redtop - US - 9-12 French
    Tinkertot - ? - 2,3,4 science
    Kit_kate27 - NJ - elem or ms autism
    Charlottesome - NY - HS english
    fairy_teach00 - TX - special ed
    HeartDrama - CA - HS English
    AspiringInstruc - GA - ?
    DSD - ? - ?
    MissKCa - CA - 4th grade
    waterfall - CO - elem sped
    MrsGiggles - MO - 2nd grade
    Shiloh17 - ? - PreK
    dgliz07 - CA - 5th grade

    Yay! We have 33 jobs so far. :)
     
  22. catnfiddle

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    I'm amazed the list is growing so quickly so early into the job search season. Wonderful!
     
  23. littlefoot

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    It's official today! :D

    What grade and/or subject? 3rd grade
    How long have you been trying? Just started sending applications last month.
    How many resumes did you send out? About 8-10
    How many interviews or job fairs? Attended one job fair and 3 interviews
    What general geographic area? Oklahoma
     
  24. catnfiddle

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    Woohoo! The more the merrier, especially on a list like this.
     
  25. leighbball

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    Mr.history - GA - 11th grade US history
    fiveyearsapril - midwest - 1st grade
    midwestteacher - ? - 7-12 vocational ed
    mommy3boys - CA - k or 1st
    bruingirl - CA - 8th grade science
    teacherbug08 - US - 1st grade
    pezalicious- ? - 4th grade
    pezalicious' husband - ? - physics/calculus
    pete2770 - midwest - K-4 special ed
    eireannash- CO - 2nd grade
    ChemTeachBHS's dh - NJ - Spanish and computers
    leighbball's student teacher - NJ - 4th grade special ed
    linguist92021 - CA - English/Geography
    OhThePlaces - FL - 2nd grade
    Mr.Wolfmeister - AR - 5th grade
    Storyteller - SC - 8th grade SS
    Wrathgara - CO - 1st grade
    Jrafki- SC - 10th grade biology
    teacherguy111 - OH - ?
    needajobplease - TX - 6th and 7th ELA
    Mrs. Redtop - US - 9-12 French
    Tinkertot - ? - 2,3,4 science
    Kit_kate27 - NJ - elem or ms autism
    Charlottesome - NY - HS english
    fairy_teach00 - TX - special ed
    HeartDrama - CA - HS English
    AspiringInstruc - GA - ?
    DSD - ? - ?
    MissKCa - CA - 4th grade
    waterfall - CO - elem sped
    MrsGiggles - MO - 2nd grade
    Shiloh17 - ? - PreK
    dgliz07 - CA - 5th grade
    littlefoot- OK - 3rd grade

    Yay! We have 34 jobs so far. :)
     
  26. Kangaroo22

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    Congratulations MissKCa, waterfall, MrsGiggles, Shiloh17, dgliz07 and littlefoot. :)
     
  27. Shiloh17

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    THANK YOU! :thanks::love:
     
  28. Ben0075

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    Add me to the list. I got a job with a second year charter. I have been subbing for five years and did not ever think I would get my own classroom. When I got my credential, I just kept applying and researching. I'm glad my hard work paid off.

    What grade and/or subject? 3rd grade math/science
    How long have you been trying? 1 year
    How many resumes did you send out? About 20-23
    How many interviews or job fairs? I went on five interviews and attended one job fair. (I met the principal of the school at the job fair).
    What general geographic area? Los Angeles
     
  29. giraffe326

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    Congratulations to all!
     
  30. leighbball

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    Mr.history - GA - 11th grade US history
    fiveyearsapril - midwest - 1st grade
    midwestteacher - ? - 7-12 vocational ed
    mommy3boys - CA - k or 1st
    bruingirl - CA - 8th grade science
    teacherbug08 - US - 1st grade
    pezalicious- ? - 4th grade
    pezalicious' husband - ? - physics/calculus
    pete2770 - midwest - K-4 special ed
    eireannash- CO - 2nd grade
    ChemTeachBHS's dh - NJ - Spanish and computers
    leighbball's student teacher - NJ - 4th grade special ed
    linguist92021 - CA - English/Geography
    OhThePlaces - FL - 2nd grade
    Mr.Wolfmeister - AR - 5th grade
    Storyteller - SC - 8th grade SS
    Wrathgara - CO - 1st grade
    Jrafki- SC - 10th grade biology
    teacherguy111 - OH - ?
    needajobplease - TX - 6th and 7th ELA
    Mrs. Redtop - US - 9-12 French
    Tinkertot - ? - 2,3,4 science
    Kit_kate27 - NJ - elem or ms autism
    Charlottesome - NY - HS english
    fairy_teach00 - TX - special ed
    HeartDrama - CA - HS English
    AspiringInstruc - GA - ?
    DSD - ? - ?
    MissKCa - CA - 4th grade
    waterfall - CO - elem sped
    MrsGiggles - MO - 2nd grade
    Shiloh17 - ? - PreK
    dgliz07 - CA - 5th grade
    littlefoot- OK - 3rd grade
    Ben0075 - CA - 3rd grade math/science

    Yay! We have 35 jobs so far. :)
     
  31. leighbball

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    Congrats!!!!
     
  32. yellowdaisies

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    YAY! A So Cal elementary job!!! That's a rarity!! Congratulations to you!!! :) :) I got a job teaching first grade at a charter in So Cal a year ago, and I have LOVED it! I hope you have an equally amazing experience!

    p.s. I got my current job through a job fair, too...I'm betting it was the same one, but a year earlier. ;)
     
  33. Kangaroo22

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    Congratulations, Ben0075!
     
  34. Geologygirl

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    That is seven more jobs than last year on this date. I checked to see if hireing was 'picking up' this year like everyone keeps saying it will. That has to be a good sign right!
     
  35. teachypeachy

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    It finally happened!!!! Just received an email from my principal this evening! 5th grade Math/Science!!!!!! This was my fifth interview and I was really starting to get discouraged! I think I sent out about 40 resumes since March. I am seriously doing a happy dance right now!! This forum was a lifesaver and for those of you who are still waiting, don't give up and keep practicing for the interview. Sub if you have too. That's how I got this position. I subbed at the school for a couple of days and networked my way into a position!
     
  36. catnfiddle

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    Wonderful! We'll still be here for you as you navigate your new classroom.
     
  37. littlefoot

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    Thank you! ^__^
     
  38. leighbball

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    Yay! Congrats! Are you staying at the same school or switching schools too? :)
     
  39. leighbball

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    Yay!!!
     
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    Mr.history - GA - 11th grade US history
    fiveyearsapril - midwest - 1st grade
    midwestteacher - ? - 7-12 vocational ed
    mommy3boys - CA - k or 1st
    bruingirl - CA - 8th grade science
    teacherbug08 - US - 1st grade
    pezalicious- ? - 4th grade
    pezalicious' husband - ? - physics/calculus
    pete2770 - midwest - K-4 special ed
    eireannash- CO - 2nd grade
    ChemTeachBHS's dh - NJ - Spanish and computers
    leighbball's student teacher - NJ - 4th grade special ed
    linguist92021 - CA - English/Geography
    OhThePlaces - FL - 2nd grade
    Mr.Wolfmeister - AR - 5th grade
    Storyteller - SC - 8th grade SS
    Wrathgara - CO - 1st grade
    Jrafki- SC - 10th grade biology
    teacherguy111 - OH - ?
    needajobplease - TX - 6th and 7th ELA
    Mrs. Redtop - US - 9-12 French
    Tinkertot - ? - 2,3,4 science
    Kit_kate27 - NJ - elem or ms autism
    Charlottesome - NY - HS english
    fairy_teach00 - TX - special ed
    HeartDrama - CA - HS English
    AspiringInstruc - GA - ?
    DSD - NY - 6th grade special ed
    MissKCa - CA - 4th grade
    waterfall - CO - elem sped
    MrsGiggles - MO - 2nd grade
    Shiloh17 - ? - PreK
    dgliz07 - CA - 5th grade
    littlefoot- OK - 3rd grade
    Ben0075 - CA - 3rd grade math/science
    teachypeachy - TX - 5th grade math/science

    Yay! We have 36 jobs so far. :)
     

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