Houston Job Market

Discussion in 'Job Seekers' started by deeceekids, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. deeceekids

    deeceekids Companion

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2010
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 1, 2010

    After a year of unsuccessfully applying for jobs in this area, I am now applying for jobs in the Houston area. So far, I have a preliminary screening for one district and have to teach a lesson for another district. For those in the Houston area, I am wondering how the job market looks for an experienced teacher.
     
  2.  
  3. Missy99

    Missy99 Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    1,845
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 1, 2010

    Let me put it this way -- when I applied with HISD, I was told there were 14,000 teachers applying for 1,100 openings.

    There are layoffs all over the place. You might try some far-outlying districts in the area, but it will be tight trying to find something.

    Best of luck to you!
     
  4. bandnerdtx

    bandnerdtx Aficionado

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Messages:
    3,506
    Likes Received:
    12

    Jun 1, 2010

    Deecee, what are your areas of certification? Don't let people scare you away from the "rough" areas. Kids are kids. I've taught in HISD, I've taught in Aldine, and I'm currently teaching in one of the areas considered to be a "good" district. The issues are the same wherever you go.

    If you have questions about a specific area or district, feel free to PM me. I've lived in Houston my whole life.
     
  5. newteacher26

    newteacher26 Companion

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jun 1, 2010

    It just depends where you apply and what areas you're certified to teach in. I've been to 5 job fairs and they all had positions available. Where in Houston do you plan to look into? I know of a few where I'm from that still have openings and I know of one that's not hiring at all. I would apply to the districts you want whether or not they have positions posted. Also make contact with principals if you can. I got an interview for a school for HISD just by contacting the principal. Don't let anything stop you, You just never know :)
     

Share This Page

Members Online Now

  1. Mary Michelotti,
  2. Ima Teacher,
  3. waterfall
Total: 386 (members: 4, guests: 360, robots: 22)
test