Respect as a Teacher/Substitute

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  1. substitute_stev

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    I've been a full time teacher. Now I work as a substitute. My career has gone off the rails. My full time teaching position was cut due to layoffs. I moved all over the country looking for teaching positions. No luck.
    I settled into subbing. I enjoy teaching, but each year becomes more difficult due to the lack of respect from faculty and students. I feel like the class monkey.
    I get depressed. I tried other careers to get some dignity -- but ended up in call centers, retail sales jobs, and poorly paid office positions with bad bosses.
    I want to be a teacher again, but cannot stomach the out of pocket tuition costs of 20k to 60k to meet the state requirements. At my age of 55, it is not financially doable. Alternative licensure is a joke. You end up teaching at a charter school -- not a real public school.
    I'm better than this, but can't find a way out with rising inflation, high tuition costs, lack of respect, and no other options.
    Anyone else going through this hell?
     
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    I’m sorry you’re having a rough time.

    I know that in my district (Kentucky), we had to start the school year with several positions not filled. We have many people who are working without certification, and some still open positions. I was called on the first day of school and asked if I wanted a high school English position. I’d say I could sub every day if I wanted, but I only work a couple of days a month.

    Have you looked into corporate education? That was a direction a couple of friends went when they needed a break from teaching, but still wanted to use their education degrees. Would those types of jobs be interesting for you?
     
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    Yes, at this point I will try anything. It sounds interesting too. I'm in Oho. Where do I apply?
     
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    All of the current vacancies are listed here. https://applications.education.ky.gov/KEPs/default.aspx

    My former district has four positions, and my husband’s former district has twenty positions.
     
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    You could come in my district, simply point at the opening you want, and you're hired. You name it we need it!
     
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    What district? Where are you located? I will apply anywhere.
     

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