How many different schools have you worked at in your teaching career?

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How many different schools have you worked at in your teaching career?

  1. 0: I'm still looking for my first teaching job.

    3 vote(s)
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  2. 1

    16 vote(s)
    22.2%
  3. 2

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  4. 3-4

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  5. 5-6

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  6. More than 7

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  1. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Multitudinous

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    Thanks for sharing!
     
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  3. agdamity

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    I worked at my first school for 1 year before I got married and moved states. I was at school 2 for 3 years and then transferred in-district to another school where I also spent 3 years. This year, I was finally hired in a district closer to my home, and I hope to spend many, many years here!
     
  4. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    First year in a private Catholic school in Virginia
    Moved to NJ, worked in another Catholic school and took additional praxis to transfer certification to NJ...one year
    Worked in preK in public HS..wasn't the kind of teaching I wanted to do but stayed one year
    Current school...this is my 12th year here
     
  5. mrachelle87

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    I taught 3/4 (yes, three-fourths) a year at my first school. Then I was at the second for 14 years. I have been at my current school for five going on six years.
     
  6. MJH

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    Teaching

    In 21 years I've taught at 7 schools in three states. I'm hoping this is my last. I hate moving.
     
  7. each1teach1

    each1teach1 Cohort

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    I'm on school 3 in 4 years, but it's because of the economy rather than any wanderlust...
     
  8. MsMar

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    One for a 6 month long term sub
    High school in my current district
    Forced transfer to elementary due to budget reducing my dept at the high school and me getting bumped
    So I'm in my 3rd school but 2nd district.
     
  9. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    An all-girls school for 6 years.

    My current school for 20 years.
     
  10. silverspoon65

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    I said 2 - But I also subbed at one and student taught at another, and worked for an Upward Bound program, too. so I guess I could have said 5.
     
  11. swansong1

    swansong1 Virtuoso

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    In 38 years I have taught at 8 different schools. Currently in my first year of "hopefully" my last school.
     
  12. scholarteacher

    scholarteacher Connoisseur

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    This is my sixth school, and my 29th year.
     
  13. fast chalk

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    In 17 years I have worked at 6 schools.
     
  14. Mr D

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    I was at my first school for two years, then my next one for one year. I am in my third year at my current school.
     
  15. MrsC

    MrsC Multitudinous

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    Since returning to teaching after being at home with my kids for 10 years, I have been at 3 schools--the first for two long term sub positions over a year and a half, the second for 3 years, then at my current school since 2004.
     
  16. amakaye

    amakaye Enthusiast

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    Year 5 at my first school (not counting 2 for student teaching).
     
  17. midwestteacher

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    1st school - 2 years.
    Got married and moved. 2nd school - 2 years.
    Completed state requirement for teaching scholarship and moved to another state. Third school - 12 years - so far.
     
  18. waterfall

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    So those of you that have been to tons of schools, was that by choice or because you had to (budget cuts or you were already moving or something)?
     
  19. monsieurteacher

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    I started at the school where I student taught (school 1), did one year there, then another year split between there and another school (school 2), then I did a short stint at another school (school 3) before returning to school 1 for several years. Now I'm at school 4.
     
  20. ku_alum

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    University
    Private Elementary
    Public High School and Community College (same time)
     
  21. Peachyness

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    Taught for six years, worked at three different schools (thanks to the economy and budget cuts). I'm not counting this year as it's a different situation.
     
  22. smalltowngal

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    This is my 5th year teaching, and I've taught at 3 different schools. One was because of a move and the other was after returning after being a SAHM.
     
  23. knitter63

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    I taught at a parochial school for 2 years before being hired by my current district. In my district, I have taught at 3 schools. (this is my 16th year in this district)
     
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    I was at a middle school for 3 years when I first started teaching. Then I moved to a traditional high school for 10 years, and I've been at my current school for 6 years.
     
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    two years in prek at a hospital
    one year Kindergarten Aide
    two years another school Kindergarten Maternity leave
    my own school 15 years
     
  26. JustMe

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    I have only taught at one as a fully licensed teacher, but I worked for another district (my "home" district) for several years prior to teaching.
     
  27. Izzy Teach

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    This is my second year, but I've taught at 8 schools this year alone. I work at multiple schools per day.
     
  28. YoungTeacherGuy

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    I've taught at three schools in seven years.

    Thankfully, though, all three schools have been in the same district.

    The way the economy is right now, I wouldn't leave my district. Plus, I wouldn't want to lose my tenure/permanent status.
     
  29. alioxenfree

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    I've taught in 6 schools in 13 years. The first 5 schools were in the same very large district.

    The position in my first school was cut after 4 weeks. The district used to count the student enrollment of each school on the 20th day of school (not sure if they still do that). My school's enrollment was lower than the enrollment they projected the previous spring, which is how they determined how many teachers they needed. Since I was the last hired, my position was cut. The lower numbers were in 7th and 8th grade, so in week 5, they moved a 7th grade teacher to my grade and made a 7th/8th grade split.

    I transferred to my second school that year to fill in for a teacher who was out on medical leave. At the end of the year, I transferred to a newly-built school.

    I stayed at my third school for five years. I had great students and parents, but the school had such a negative atmosphere because of our administrators. They were unsupportive of teachers, played favorites, threatened people, yelled at people, lied to people, etc. It was awful. So I decided to try another school.

    I enjoyed working at my fourth school, although it was so huge, I didn't even know all of the teachers. I stayed there for two years.

    I left the fourth school when I was recruited to go to another school in a rough neighborhood because they wanted master teachers to teach there. I stayed there for two years. I was very disheartened with the large class sizes, lack of support, and other ridiculousness. I also felt that I was stagnating as a teacher.

    At last, I decided to abandon my large district. In my opinion, the district was so dysfunctional, I was determined not to work there anymore. I also vowed to never have a class of 30+ again. I fled to a smaller, nearby suburban district that has reasonable class sizes, provides money for supplies, and does not micromanage me. There is also way less bureaucracy. I've taught there for the past three years. :clap:
     
  30. Ambrosegirl84

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    I am in my 5th year of teaching at my very first school, and will finish my teaching career this spring to become a stay-at-home-mom.
     
  31. swansong1

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    Most of my moves have been due to my husband's job transfers. This last move is in preparation for retirement. We have come home to settle.
     
  32. FourSquare

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    I'm surprised so many people have moved so often. I guess I shouldn't be.

    Do you find it's a huge adjustment to move, or are most things the same? I'm only in my first year teaching, but I have spent 3 years working in urban schools in some capacity. They all had their pros and cons, but I could see myself teaching in any of them. For some reason I'm so nervous to move next year even though I really want to.
     
  33. chemteach55

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    I have taught at 7 schools in 14 years. I taught at my 1st school for 1 year and quit because it was further from home than I wanted to be. I taught 1 year at my 2nd school because it was public and I wanted private school. I taught 2 years at my next school while waiting for my "ideal" school to have a position open up for me. I taught 6 years at my "ideal" school until a change in principals made it not quite as ideal. I was at my last school for 3 years until budget cuts made it necessary to cut teaching positions for more coaching positions (They did win state in football but they are losing students because of the academic problems there). I am now in the first year in my LAST school.
     
  34. myKroom

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    2 schools in 6 years.
    4 years at the first and 2 at my current.
     
  35. DrivingPigeon

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    Year 4, 2nd school.
     

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