Calling NC teachers!!!

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  1. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    Okay, so DH and I are seriously considering moving to NC since the outlook looks better there than here in Texas where we are. I'm looking at Beauford, Cumberland, and Durham County schools. What can you tell me about these schools? I just looked at the Board of Ed site and they have 8 positions available between the 3 of them. If I apply, will they do a phone interview? Do they help with relocation? Are they good schools? And how hard would it be for them to acept my Texas certification?

    :thanks: in advance!!
     
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  3. USCgrad

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    I am in VA near the NC line....here is where I messed up....

    you go to that online application thing and fill that out...make SURE you select whichever counties you want to be able to see your application...

    THEN...be sure and follow up with EACH COUNTY INDIVIDUALLY..... call HR and make sure you send each exactly what they want....


    I ASSummed that they would pull my application from that site and contact me if interested and go from there...WRONG!
     
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    Thank you for the tip. Actually on the NC state website, they suggest doing exactly that; printing off the application and mailing it in to each county you're interested in. So guess what I'm working on today? :haha: Though it will be a whirlwind if I'm lucky enough to get hired (getting stuff ready for school, moving, etc).
     
  5. Miss J. Pre-K

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    I would also say to stalk the county websites that you are interested in. If you see a job you're interested in, call or email the principal directly and ask for a phone interview. I usually include my cover letter and resume in an email attachment.

    I'm not sure if Texas certification transfers easily, however, I do know we in N.C. have to have taken the Praxis 1 and 2 in our area(s), so if you haven't taken those, I would sign up asap. Honestly, I don't think there are a lot of positions available, and they're not really likely to hire out of state unless you're in a hard-to-fit specialty--sped, high school math and science, and middle school seem to be needed the most. Elementary school is flooded with applicants where I live. I wouldn't expect moving costs, but it doesn't hurt to ask.

    Also, all N.C. public schools had to have started by Aug. 25th, so any job you get you'll probably have to start immediately. Good luck!
     
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    oh yeah....the county I just missed two jobs with last week-too little too late...anyway, there were specific forms required for them...available on their website.....just and FYI.....
     
  7. smalltowngal

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    I checked the state's Board of Ed website and found seven positions still posted for my certification. I went ahead and applied and emailed the principals my information. I guess I'll just have to see what happens. I'm not expecting a lot, but its better than nothing.
     
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    I'm not sure how quickly you can relocate, but I know right now the schools are all checking enrollment and if the numbers are high enough more positions will be added in the next couple of weeks.

    When I was applying I did the online application, and then I contacted the central office and they sent my information to principals they knew had openings.

    Here is the information from my districts website about out of state licenses:

    Licensing Requirements

    To be licensed in North Carolina, an out of state applicant would need to have available:

    1. A copy of your state license
    2. Official university transcript
    3. Completed form OS-HQ (Form: Verification of Highly Qualified Status By a State Agency) completed by your State Department of Public Instruction

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    A letter from your State Department of Public Instruction indicating the Praxis test(s) taken and scores

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    A copy of your praxis test scores
     
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    Also, just directly contact the principal at the schools you are interested in. If you can't talk with on the phone then email to them directly a cover letter and resume. If no email is available then mail it. I did that regardless if the HR or district website said you could and got responses that way and a job!
     
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    OMG!!!!!

    I just received an email from a principal who wants to do a phone interview Thursday morning!!!!!!! We might be moving fast.

    Thank you for the info. I'm assuming that NC would allow out-of-state applicants, if hired, a certain amount of time in which to take and pass the Praxis for state certification?

    And this district also has a sign on bonus! Does anyone know what state base?
     
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    That's great, stg!!!! -hugs-
     
  12. Pisces_Fish

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    You're already certified in TX, right? You should be able to transfer your certification. That's what I did. You can google "reciprocity agreements NC teacher certification," I bet it will show up.
     
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    Here you go:

    Certification for Teachers Certified in Other States
    North Carolina maintains reciprocal-licensing agreements with the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Individuals holding licenses in these states may obtain a license to teach in North Carolina. Certain North Carolina requirements such as testing are not covered by these reciprocal agreements and must still be met by an individual who wishes to teach in North Carolina. Appropriate PRAXIS II test scores for tests that an individual has already taken as part of their out-of-state licensing process may be submitted to North Carolina to fulfill the testing requirement. For others, a Temporary Teaching Permit may be issued allowing them to take the test while being employed as a teacher in North Carolina.

    Individuals will receive the closest comparable North Carolina license to their out-of-state license.


    from: http://www.education-online-search....fication/north_carolina_teacher_certification
     
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    Wait, now that I think of it...

    I took Praxis 0014 and 0012 for my state, but I also had to take 0011 for NC, so maybe you can't transfer?? I forget...
     
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    Good luck, STG! That's awesome that you already got a phone interview!
     
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    Thanks so much!!! I am really excited about the opportunity to maybe move to NC. I've never lived anywhere but Texas.
     
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    I'll be anxious to see how this all goes for you smalltowngal. I'm having no luck here in Michigan. I'm in special ed and I have been getting a lot of recruitment emails from NC schools through the teachers-teachers site. Maybe I will be following you to the warmer climates of NC!
     
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    Good luck STG, I know you will get this, (i've been stalking your font for a while) you give great interview answers and seem so dedicated to teaching. Blow them away!!!
     
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    Oh, just realized I forgot to say good luck! I agree with inspired above, you always give great advice and you seem so knowledgeable and passionate. You deserve it!
     
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    Smalltowngal,

    If you don't mind my asking, what is your area of certification? I'm interested because I've heard that the job market here in Texas is pretty good. I'm getting my certifcation in Special Ed (all levels) so I was wanted to know if you know if jobs in that area are hard to come by in Texas? Good luck with the job in NC. I hope you get it.
     
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    I'm certified EC-4 and 4-8 English/Reading/Social Studies with ESL supplement.
     
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    Have fun in NC. I hated it! I just moved back to Ohio. NC is for some people and not for others. (I taught there for 2 years)
     
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    dizzy-Do you mind my asking what part of the state you lived in and what you didn't like about it?
     
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    Haven't been on here in awhile so I hope I am not to late in wishing you GOOD LUCK STG. I am orginally from NC and all my family still lives there. What area is your interview in??
     
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    INteacher-The school is in Burke Co. And you aren't too late, its tomorrow at 10:00!
     
  27. suzerich

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    STG-

    If you're really thinking of relocating, have you considered other fields? This is a link to a job in Austin. I don't know if its been filled, but it would be a fun job and if I wasn't stuck on a farm, I'd apply for it.

    http://www.thc.state.tx.us/jobs/jb8_39.shtml

    Pay is remarkably not much different than teaching, but it would be a fun job.

    There are other educational museum jobs at http://www.io.com/~tam, click on jobs

    Suze
     
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    I just looked at the posting again, and it says you need 5 years experience, so it might not be worth it to you, but its another option or alternative.

    A lot of museum jobs don't pay much and it can take much longer to get a job in one of them, but if you have an education background, its easier than if you want to work in collections or exhibits.

    There's also lots of politics and usually having to move for the job.

    Suze
     
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    Things are moving very fast! Best of luck to you!:up:
     
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    Good luck! I hope you get it! We always need EC teachers! You see those positions posted the most here. I am born and raised in NC and couldn't imagine living anywhere else. Beaches, mountains, warm weather...but still can get snow days, and people that are friendlier overall vs. many other places I have visited. I just remember growing up and everyone would say hi and wave to people even if you had no idea who they were.
     
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    Good luck with the phone interview!!!!!!
     
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    My license transferred without taking the PRAXIS. My Michigan tests were sufficient. I'd be willing to bet that Texas would be the same.

    I literally wrote a check and received my license!
     
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    Well I got an email from the license specialist and she said that as long as I had passed all the Texas content exams and since I went through a teacher preparation program, I'm good to go!

    Is there anything I should know specifically about NC curriculum?
     
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    Just had my phone interview. Seemed to go pretty well. There were some hard situational questions in there, but he seemed to like my answers (Good!, Very good!). He has an interview tomorrow and then would be taking his top candidates and calling references. He said that he'd call me on Tuesday to let me know. *crossing my fingers*
     
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    No surprise that your interview went well ;) You are awesome :) I will be saying my prayers for you until Tuesday and keeping EVERYTHING crossed :D

    Keep us posted on Tuesday and try to enjoy the long weekend. Oh, my family is from the other side of the state, so I am not as familiar with western NC.
     
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    Hey, STG
    That is where I am!! What school did you interview with? I know we have some positions in one of our middle schools, an elementary school, and a few at the new high school. I can tell you about our county if you'd like. Good luck!!!
     
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    Thanks! I just PM'd you!
     
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    I'm glad that your interview went so well! Good luck!
     
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    Well, he went with someone locally; however, he said that he would pass along my information to any principal I applied with to help me out.
     
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    That stinks :down:
     
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    Try this district (they have EC openings):
    http://www.ucps.k12.nc.us/

    It is a very nice, up and coming county. It is one of the better Charlotte area districts.



    This area is also supposed to be good and they have SpEd openings under "special services". It is right past the NC/SC county line- south of Charlotte.
    http://www.fort-mill.k12.sc.us/home.aspx
     

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