Maternity Leave/Long Term Sub Prospects

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How likely is it to get a full-time position from a maternity leave or long term sub position?

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  3. Somewhat

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  1. JXG

    JXG Rookie

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    So I have an interview today for a maternity leave position. I'm not really enthused about it, since I had a full-time job at another district and they RIF'd me. I didn't want to apply because it's temporary, but at this point, I'm applying for anything. Do you guys think that I have a possibility of getting a full-time spot from this opportunity?

    Thanks for your help!
     
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  3. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    It depends- we've had quite a few LTS get full time in our district. It all depends on how you perform and what openings arise. Good luck!
     
  4. vickilyn

    vickilyn Multitudinous

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    My first full time job came about because I was hired as LTS, and then stayed when the teacher did not return. Look at it this way, if you don't have a full time job waiting in the wings, this could be that "other door" that opens when one door closes. If I couldn't get somewhat enthused about the job, however, I would leave it to someone who would truly be excited for the opportunity. Good luck in the job hunt.
     
  5. MrsC

    MrsC Multitudinous

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    Here, it is the only way to a full time position.
     
  6. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Multitudinous

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    It's so hard to answer this question because it depends entirely on the school/district. At my previous school, long-term subs were regularly hired as regular, full-time teachers. At the school down the street, it hardly ever happens.
     
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  7. Teachertimes

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    I did a LTS last school year. The principal wanted to hire me because she knew there would be some openings. She had to wait to officially post them. In the meantime I was interviewing for other schools. I happened to go on an interview at a school where my coworkers knew teachers, they put in a good word for me. The reading speacialist at the school I did my student teaching at also called the principal and put in a good word for me. So it's about making connections. I'd take a LTS job if that is all that is on the table.
     
  8. JXG

    JXG Rookie

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    Thanks so much for your input and well wishes. I went on the interview today and they gave me the position. I'm very happy about it but I have to wait to give them an answer since I do have an interview for a charter school on Tuesday....
     
  9. mckbearcat48

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    Hoping for the best for you either way. Good luck with whichever you do!
     
  10. mathmagic

    mathmagic Enthusiast

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    This a thousand times.
    Plus, not only does it depend on the district, it can depend on the particular principal, people at the district building, and much more.
    I had a maternity leave position where I was highly beloved there, but didn't even come close to getting a position for that next year, despite plenty of openings. I've heard the complete opposite from many other people, though...

    Either way, here's hoping you get it (or another full time position, if that were to come up before the school year starts)! If nothing else, think of it as an opportunity to add to your resume, and to your list of "moments" that show how well you shine as a teacher that you can bring up in interviews / put in your cover letter.
     
  11. SCTeacher23

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    I got a full time job by doing a maternity leave position. Although the teacher did come back, a teacher retired and then I was offered her position. I live in a very competitive area and most people seem to get full time by starting off as a LTS. As others have said, I think it does depend a lot on how you perform and if there are any openings. If you take the job, try to make the best impression possible, and if it doesn't lead to a full time position, at the very least you could walk away with a good experience and good reference.
     
  12. mckbearcat48

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    I did the same thing last spring with a 2 month LTS. Got a nice letter of rec out of it and some good evaluations. It's better than daily stuff, that's for damn sure.
     

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