Application process

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  1. Mre0609

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    I'm applying for positions in NC. Most of the school districts webpages direct me back to the NCDPI website to apply, so I've submittd a few apps through there. I just feel like by applying this way the school district isn't getting a good feel for all of my qualities. There is no place to upload a cove letter or resume. Should I contact HR with each district that I applied to follow up with more info about myself? Or would that be annoying for HR to get a follow up from everyone whose applying?

    I'm moving from higher ed to k-12, so I know how our process works, just not familiar with k-12 hiring. Also, the principal at our MS is my neighbors son. Would it be weird for me to talk to him one day that he is outside?
     
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  3. mathteachertobe

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    I'm not familiar with NC protocols, but my general recommendation to job hunters is to email principals a cover letter and resume. Not just the ones at schools with listed openings, but at all schools you can envision yourself taking a job at. Don't go through HR. Principals do the bulk of the actual hiring.
     
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    In 2007, I applied in Gaston, Lincoln, Iredell, Cabarrus, Union, Rowan, Cleveland, Stanly, Davie, and Davidson counties. (Basically, I wanted to be near Charlotte, but not teach in Mecklenburg County). At the time, to apply in each of those counties, you directly emailed the principal. I don't know if it has changed in some of them, but I know for a fact that the county I taught in has not changed.

    I also did cold mailings to all the schools I was interested in.
     
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    I just checked my old county's website, as well as the county I lived in. Both say to email/mail a resume and cover letter to the principal after you've filled out the application.

    What are you wanting to teach? And what general area?
     
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    When I applied in NC, I emailed the principals. Some didn't respond, but many did get back to me in some manner. Unless the district specifically states not to, I don't think it's a bad idea to introduce yourself and let them know you've applied. Also check specific district websites for postings, some don't use the state system!
     

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