Transferring Jobs Internally

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  1. teachin4ever

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    Hey everyone,

    Just curious how this works in your district.

    I'm currently working at a middle school in our district but received an email saying there is a 5th grade position available in the district for internal applicants only. They say to apply and submit a letter of interest and a copy of my teaching certificate.

    Do you think there will be an interview that goes along with this? Also, if I apply for it, and get it, how does this look to my current administrators at this school?
     
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  3. leighbball

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    In my district if it is a different type of position, like a teacher applying to be the new literacy coach, there is an interview. If its just changing grades within a school or within the district, there isn't. Good luck!
     
  4. iteachbx

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    I'd say there would definitely be an interview. Why are you interested in leaving? If you get it- it doesn't really matter how it looks to your current admins, because you'll have a new start right? I'd be more worried about applying it and not getting it. Then they might get the idea you're not happy there.
     
  5. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    I wanted to move down to the elementary in my district last year. For me, I had to go talk to the principal down there and then do a more formal interview. I ended up staying at the high school. My principal was aware that I came from an elem background so it wasn't an issue.
     
  6. mopar

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    My district would have an interview process. Anytime you move schools, you have to interview.
     
  7. HistTchr

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    Same in my district. I have always taught in the same school and have never wanted to transfer to another level, but I know that other people who have applied for transfers needed to go through the whole interview process just like new employees. (That's a relatively new practice in my district. Up until a couple of years ago, people only needed to submit written requests for transfers.)
     
  8. Mathemagician

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    At my school, moving between MS and HS takes no interview...just a request. Not sure about elementary though. If it were a switch from say math to language arts, it probably would but switching MS math to HS math I know wouldn't need it.
     
  9. FarFromHome

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    At my school here and when I was in Idaho, you had to interview for internal transfers.
     
  10. Caesar753

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    In my district, you interview for transfers to other schools. If you're wanting to move to a different position within your current school, you just let admin know. They might interview you if there are a lot of other people wanting the slot, otherwise they'll probably just move you.
     
  11. YoungTeacherGuy

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    In my district, transfers are based solely on seniority!

    I don't really agree with that protocol, but it must make things easy for human resources because they don't have to set up interviews.
     
  12. MrsC

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    Same for me. The process would be to submit a resume and cover letter, candidates are selected for interview, and then there is a typical interview process.
     
  13. SCTeachInTX

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    In my district it is perfectly fine to go ahead and transfer to another school within the district. It happens all the time. However, it IS a matter of common courtesy to speak to your principal and let him/her know that you are going to apply. No one likes to get a reference call from another P when they feel like their staff is stable and set. It could have an adverse affect on the transfer. So, talk to your P, send in your request, and hope for the best! Often if a P sees that you have a real desire to be somewhere else for a valid reason, they will make a call for you and put in a good word!
     
  14. agdamity

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    In my old district, if you applied for a transfer, you were automatically given a courtesy interview, but you didn't have to be selected for the transfer. In my current district, some transfers are done without interviews, but many still interview. I would expect to interview for the transfer.
     

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