Not being interviewed in district I've subbed for

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  1. fazed

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    I taught for an inner-city district last year before being non-renewed (and resigning in place of it).

    I have subbed consistently (practically daily) a district since then and have received positive comments from administrators, have received good comments from teachers I've subbed for, and enjoy strong rapport with the students, with many wishing I would become their full-time teacher (a stark contrast from last year).

    However, the glut of job postings on the district site from about a week ago, from what I understand, are starting to be interviewed for and filled and I have heard nothing. The people in central office know me, as well. I am just confused as to what I could be doing to increase my chances of getting an interview. Mentioning to administrators that I've applied when I'm in their building? I don't want to come off as desperate, but I am quickly beginning to become discouraged.
     
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    Did you stay the whole year when you taught? Are you going for general elementry jobs which are the most sought after? It's still very early; keep applying!
     
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    The positions I have heard of have been filled last-minute internally or by teachers who used to work in the district. When you say "someone somewhere," what party could you be referring to? My old school? Someone with the current district?


    Yes, I taught the entire year in my previous district. I have applied for elementary positions but only have credentials in two of the four core academic subjects.
     
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    You don't have creditials to teach all core subjects? In TX, you need to have that to be a general elmentary teacher. That may be why schools are passing your application.
     
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    It's highly likely that this is your problem. In NJ, you need to pass all four of the Praxis II Exams to earn your K-6 Elem. Ed. certificate. I would find it highly unlikely that many states would allow you to teach in a public school without a valid K-6 certificate. You don't get to choose to be a specialist for the sake of certification until you have completed all of the testing requirements for the more general category of K-6.
     
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    It could also be that you didn't score high enough on one of those pre-employment tests that online teaching applications often require teachers to take before submitting your application. Did you have to do one of those? I previously worked at a school where our library assistant's daughter was a fully certified teacher (so she had the family connection). Everyone loved her and wanted her as sub whenever possible. She eventually got hired on as a para, but she never could get an interview for a teaching position. Why? Because she didn't meet the cutoff score on the online application personality/teaching style test. My AP let it slip during conversation with me and another person once. No one ever told her why she couldn't get an interview. Letting out that information to a candidate - even if they were working as a para already - simply wasn't allowed by HR.
     
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    In my state we are licensed K-3, 4-9, and 7-12. I am 4-9. The latter two choose 2 areas of concentration. I received an elementary interview in the school district I am subbing in now two years ago with my certification. Teachers here in the district teach 2 subjects each depending on their AOC.
     
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    I did.
     
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    Did you ask them why you are not being interviewed? I know, kind of direct, but the best way to get to the root of the problem. I have enough mystery in my life on a good day - if I need/want answers, I go to the source.
     

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