I tried to post this yesterday but I don't believe it posted. Longer story shorter: Worked in business for years, went back for NJ Alternate route certs 7 years back, worked as an ed assistant and sub but didn't find perm work, son was born, stayed at home and went back for tradition route certs in grad program while I took care of him and wife worked in her career. Now finding the job market tougher in NJ and PA after searching for two years in the greater Phila/ Southern NJ area. I have a BA in Communication (useless), Master of Journalism (semi useless but lots of writing courses) and MS Education. PA Cert in Elem Ed, English (middle and high), ESL and Instructional Tech. NJ Highly Qualified Elem Ed, Middle School Language Arts, ESL. I have lurked on this site for years and have loved the interview info and help that the teachers here give each other. I have subbed constantly and made friends and networked with P, admins, even some Superintendents, have interviewed several times in the last year (since I student taught) and have come up empty again. I am a 40 year old guy with a family and no pension. My wife can work from home (health industry) and thinks we should relocate to another part of the country where they "need" people like me. We are suburban people from Ohio and NJ but would need to leave the PA/NJ area for her company to offer her teleworking position or perhaps find another company. We have a 4 year old ready for K soon. Any of you out there see the need where you are? I saw the San Antonio post the other day and we have considered somewhere like WV. We are, of course, walking the shallow path of trying to find affordable housing, outside of a place which would be bad to raise a kid.