Hi, guys! So I'm working as a longterm substitute this year, but I'm already thinking about next year. I'm applying for teaching positions in overseas schools, and want to apply to Carney Sandoe to expand my search to stateside independent schools. However I thought it might be a good idea to have a couple of licenses in other states. NJ is a royal mess right now, and it's almost impossible to land a teaching position in their public schools. I'm also not a fan of the state for many, many, many reasons despite living here all my life. So I'm ready to move on! Anyway: I'm curious about other states. I'm considering both a Virginia and Georgia license. VA because the population near DC seems to be growing (please correct me if I'm wrong) and I love the area, and Georgia because it only costs $20 for a license. :haha: Does anyone know about the market in those areas? I believe they're both "right to work" states whereas NJ is unionized, but honestly, finding a job is more important to me than whether or not the state has a teacher's union. Furthermore, I'd love to hear more about the state that YOU work in if it's not NJ. What are teaching conditions like? Pay scale? How's the market for English and elementary? If it's a saturated market, just HOW saturated is it (50 resumes per opening or 5000)? Would you recommend your area for a single 20something year old woman? Do you happen to know of districts that are expanding in the upcoming year? Any help at all would be VERY much appreciated! I read these threads often, and think the members are pretty knowledgable about job advice. Also what happens if you have an out of state interview? Do schools usually do Skype or phone interviews? Lastly, please don't reply to this thread just to say "it's bad all over the country, don't bother." It's not particularly helpful advice, and I REALLY want to stay upbeat despite the odds being stacked against me.