There is still hope!

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  1. msmac21

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    Just wanted to put some encouragement out there for all the people like me that feel like they're never going to find a teaching job.

    I've been looking for over three years and this summer was the worst by far. I was the second choice at two different schools, and made it to the final round in a very difficult district to get into where I was an LTS and didn't get a position.

    I had been offered a position at a charter school and thought that was all I was going to get. Totally discouraged and ready to give up on education.

    Until.... I GOT A JOB! In a real district, not just a charter where I have to worry about if it's a good school or not. I was hired yesterday at an urban district as an autistic support teacher for 3rd-5th.

    So it can happen. I didn't think I was going to get anything else this summer and I got a call for an interview yesterday, and was hired on the spot. It is possible. I know how frustrating it can be and I wanna lay it out there for everyone that's still searching- it's not too late in the school year! The teacher I am replacing waited til the last minute to submit her retirement!

    Good luck to everyone still looking and don't give up! :):):hugs:
     
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  3. Bunnie

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    Congrats!!!!!!
     
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    Congratulations!
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  5. luv2teach444

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    congrats! and thanks for the encouragement - I plan to walk away from teaching totally in about 3 weeks. (once the numbers have settled & if I don't get a job). I'm on my 3rd year looking
     
  6. msmac21

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    I'm sorry to hear that luv2teach444. That was my exact plan for this year too if I didn't find something. My only advice is to be annoying about applications. I had come up as the second choice for two other positions in my district, and I reached out to HR and asked principals to do the same so that they would remember me if something else came up. And it did! I felt desperate at the time, but it worked.

    I so hope something comes up for you! It isn't fair that we lose excellent teachers because the market is so bad. Good luck!!!!
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Congrats!!
     

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