Hi all. I'm new to this forum and thought I'd post to see if anyone had any pointers for someone in my situation. I graduated from a US teacher's college with a Master's in Education in 2004. I got a job right away at a private school that specialized in Special Ed. I've had great experience but due to a recent change in administration, I've discovered my opportunities for professional growth are really limited now. I've decided to resume my search for a position in the public system (GTA area - Toronto, Peel, Halton, etc.) but have no local contacts since I didn't do my practicum in this region. What's worse, my practicum supervisors were all approaching retirement so they aren't even in contact with the system anymore! I know that the process to get on the supply list can be very bureaucratic and wondered if anyone had any success getting on the supply list recently following the old-fashioned, pound the pavement and meet the principal method. I've been warned that this process could now alienate potential employers. Any suggestions?