Georgia, Maryland, Florida, North Carolina Teachers....Please Help!!

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  1. Mrs.SLF

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    I only left out Anne Arundel and others because I don't have enough information about the county/counties. I only gave information about places I have either worked in or lived in.
     
  2. buck8teacher

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    My mother in law teaches in Northern Virginia for Loudon County Schools. It's about 45 minutes away from DC and is still a growing area, as they are still opening new schools. She is paid very well and the county offers assistance to county employees to purchase homes at reduced rate. It's worth checking out.
     
  3. Youngteacher226

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    Wow! You all gave me tons of useful information! It's so much, it's a bit overwhelming at first, only because I am not familiar with all the different counties etc. I am going to look into each one mentioned one at a time. It's going to take a while. I know sometimes, some of those schools come to my area for teacher recruitment. We have an annual teacher recruitment day downtown in my city where districts from all over the country come to grab teachers. I'm hoping some of those districts mentioned plan to come.

    Thank you all so very much! By reading your posts, I already have some places in mind where I would like to go. Now I have to do the foot work. It seems like Maryland and Virginia are ideal only because they seem to be closer in case I want to come home to visit. Plus, it just sounds like the kind of communities/districts I want to work for. I've already browsed the D.C district and NYC school district and bookmarked them just in case. I wouldn't mind working in an urban area, that is the kind of community I work in now.
    I'm nervous, but excited to start the search.
     
  4. Mrs.SLF

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    Good luck, youngteacher226! You're right, this area might be good for you because of how close it is to NY. It may be overwhelming but everything will work out the way it's supposed to for you!
     
  5. Aliceacc

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    Apply NOW. Do your homework after you get the call for an interview.

    FYI, I'm pretty sure NYC has been under a hiring freeze for quite a while.

    Every day you stall now is one day when someone else may get YOUR job.
     
  6. Youngteacher226

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    Thank you sstager!!:)
    Aliceacc, you are so right! My plan is not to make a move until next school year (2012-2013) but I will get on it and I plan to attend teacher recruitment events in my city. We tend to get some of those districts who come to grab some of our NY teachers.

    Thanks to everyone who gave me good info and advice! I plan to travel this fall & spring to some of these places to get a feel for the areas! I'm really excited!
     
  7. MATgrad

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    Honestly, I would stay away from Florida. There is NO tenure for any teacher who does not already have it. You would be an annual contract teacher forever. There is some hiring going on but nowhere near what it used to be. There are hundreds of applicants for each position.
     
  8. Miss84

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    It really depends on what type of environment/challenge you want.
    I live on the Prince George County side of MD, and some parts of this county are literally like night and day. On one hand this is the most affluent Black county in the COUNTRY, but drive a few miles inside the beltway and it feels like you are right in the middle of DC. So some schools in PG (typically inside of the beltway, closer to the dc border) are going to have the same issues typically found in an impoverished urban environment. BUT if you come to the northern/eastern part of the county, where you have people living in mansions (literally, google the Woodmore area of the county), the educational environment changes.
    I'll be working in the city, so that's all the insight I could give, just from observing while living here.:2cents:
     
  9. Mrs.SLF

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    Very true about PG. I worked in PG (down the street from FedEx field) but had never really gone through the county very much until one day when I went through Bowie for a presentation. Bowie is really nice and we've considered moving there.
     
  10. Youngteacher226

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    You guys are really making me want to live in Prince George. I'm just worried I wont be able to afford the neighborhood. :(
     
  11. Miss84

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    PG is very affordable, it's one of the main reasons I moved away from Northern VA. Of course the nicer areas are going to cost a little more, but compared to the area, it's less than on the VA side. Inbox me if you want any details. :)
     
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    Okay....so it's 2014 and I think I'm ready!!! :) I have been busy since I first posted this thread...I am out of the classroom and have been working as a Literacy specialist/reading intervention teacher. I have also started my Ed. Leadership/ school administration certification, and I plan to use that to be a literacy leader of some sort, possibly involved with curriculum development.
    Now with that being said, I have reread this thread and it sparked a few ideas. I have a teacher recruitment event coming up locally and a few of the Maryland/Virginia counties you all mentioned are coming!! :thumb: Here are a few:
    * Prince George's (MD)
    * Anne Arundel (MD)
    *Caroline county (VA)
    * Carroll county (MD)
    * Cecil county (MD)
    *Charles county (MD)
    * Hartford county (MD)
    *Howard county (MD)
    * Prince William (VA)
    * Spotsylvania (VA)
    *Stafford county (VA)

    Out of the list here, and considering this thread was started several years ago, which counties would be ideal to apply to now ? Are the districts the same in regards to hiring?

    Any direction you could lead me would be greatly appreciated! I plan to only apply to the counties that would provide the best working situation.

    Thanks for your input!
     
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    Kimrandy1, can you tell me more about Anne Arundel?
     

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