What else do I need to do?

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  1. PreKyay

    PreKyay Companion

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    I am on the "sub list" at a couple of schools in my area. I am awaiting probationary cert., have passed the Texas EC-4 content exam, am waiting to prep for an ESL test, and have requested to sub in all secondary and elementary areas, including special ed and alternative education. Does anyone have any advice on what else I can do to make myself more marketable as a sub?
     
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  3. TamiJ

    TamiJ Virtuoso

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    Are you not being called? Is that the issue? It could just be the time of year. We are all dealing with few phone calls right now. Teachers have just come back from break and therefore there aren't a whole lot of teachers out. I don't know what else you can do to make yourself more marketable. Once you get out there and meet people, network, etc., you'll probably start getting requested, but all of that takes time. It's just a matter of getting out there and getting to know everyone.
     
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    Why not print out some flyers, or get some business cards? Take these to the schools you want to sub in and let them know that you are currently awaiting certification and am on the list to sub for the district.

    Good luck!
     
  5. emmakate218

    emmakate218 Connoisseur

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    PreK, what part of Texas are you in?
     
  6. PreKyay

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    Thanks for the advice and encouragement!
    Emmakate - I'm in the Dallas area.
     
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    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    Right down the road from me PreKyay!

    emma-my dad is in your area today. :)
     
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    emmakate218 Connoisseur

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    :) Good because it seems like no one is ever in my area! Ha ha!
     

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