Who got a new job for the 2008-2009 school year?

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  1. Ghost

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    Hurray! I was offered the job just hours after the interview!

    How long have you been trying? since the first of April when I got a RIF notice
    How many resumes did you send out? hundreds and the same for electronic applications
    How many interviews or job fairs? 6 interviews and no job fairs
    What general geographic area? Indianapolis
    And of course what grade and/or subject? not sure on the grade, but it's self-contained special ed. in a K-8 charter school

    Searchers keep your chins up and good luck!
     
  2. Tay

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    Congrats Trinda!!!!
     
  3. Missy99

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    Wow, Trinda, just two hours after the interview? They didn't even give you time to get nervous waiting for them to call! :)

    Congrats!!!!
     
  4. leighbball

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    congrats trinda!!!!!!
     
  5. Kangaroo22

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    Congratulations Trinda!
     
  6. smalltowngal

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    Congrats, Trinda!
     
  7. each1teach1

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    Yeah Trinda! Awesome!
     
  8. Teachling

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    Congrats, Trinda!
     
  9. lemonhead

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    Congrats Seeking2913 and Trinda!!!!!! Way to go!

    Pre-K Special Ed--BilingualTeach---Texas
    Early Childhood Special Ed-- KMECSE--- Nebraska
    Early Childhood Special Ed-- ChicagoTurtle--- Chicago, Illinois
    Early Elementary Special Ed--Swbts_ali---Austin, Texas
    Elementary Special Ed--DKO---Colorado
    Elementary Special Ed--RosGrowin---Houston, Texas
    Elementary Special Ed--ZoomZoomZOOM---Central Illinois
    Elementary Special Ed (K-8) --Trinda--- Indianapolis
    Pre-K--Emmakate218---Texas
    k-3rd grade?--knb0628---North Carolina
    Kindergarten-- mdith4him--- Northern Virginia
    Kindergarten-- kinderteach--- Pennsylvania
    Kindergarten--TeacherJ4Life--- ??
    Kindergarten--Sarahj---South Africa
    Kindergarten--JaimeMarie---Maine
    Kindergarten/First(charter)--b2teach---New York City
    1st Grade--Lemonhead---Dallas/Fort Worth Texas
    1st Grade--Seeking2913 ---Houston, Texas!!
    1st Grade--Anavi--- New York City
    1st Grade-- Jenn---Texas
    1st Grade-- Teaching1st---Arizona
    1st-3rd Multi-age--TeacherPippi---Wisconsin
    2nd Grade--kr627--- Chicago, Illinois
    2nd/3rd Combo-- TeacherShelly---Silicon Valley, California
    2nd Grade--Beezus---Indiana
    2nd Grade--therobbiesaid---Indianapolis, Indiana
    2nd Grade--Grace---Texas
    2nd Grade--Cateacher2b--- Utah
    2nd Grade--lindsnh---South Carolina
    3rd Grade--BackpocketNJ---New Jersey
    3rd Grade-- Iris228--- North Carolina
    3rd Grade-- Mrs. Math--- Northern Colorado
    3rd Grade-- Kapear--- Colorado
    3rd Grade-- Jem--- Northern California
    3rd Grade-- Buck8teacher---Ohio
    3rd Grade--CMCD!---Indiana
    3rd Grade BE--Missy99---Houston/Galveston, Texas
    4th Grade BE--Teachling---Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
    4th Grade--SuperSub---Houston, Texas area
    4th Grade--Green_eyed_girl---Arizona
    5th Grade Science-- BioAngel---Northern New Jersey
    5th Grade-- Tolentine Grad---Georgia
    5th Grade--Pisces Fish--- North Carolina
    5th Grade--MsCandy--- Georgia
    5th Grade--Agdamity--- Arkansas
    Middle School--CanadianGal---Saskatchewan
    Middle School Math--CareerChanger--- California
    Middle School Math (7th)--Texasmom--- North Texas
    Middle School Social Studies-- Historybuff--- New Jersey
    Middle School Science/SS-- Superteacher81--- North Carolina
    Middle School L/A (7th)-- MiddlegradesLA---Atlanta, Georgia area
    Middle School Social Studies --sstager--- Maryland
    Middle School Science/L.A.--Silvroses---Wisconsin
    Middle School English (9th)--Sumnerfan---??
    High School Math--Catcherman---San Diego, California
    High School Algebra-- Marci07---Chicago, Illinois
    High School Biology-- Scienceteach82---Atlanta, Georgia
    High School Biology-- Briana008---Athens Georgia area
    High School Biology-- Camel---Virginia
    High School Chemistry--jm1030--- Central New Jersey
    High School Spanish-- Each1Teach1---Dallas/Fort Worth Texas
    High School Latin-- krysmorgsu--- Pennsauken, NJ
    High School Spec. Ed.-- Timsterino--- Miami, Florida
    High School Spec. Ed.--Teachsph08---East Texas
    High School Spec. Ed.--Sarypotter--- North Carolina
    Instructional Coach -- Kat53 ---??
     
  10. seeking2913

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    Congratulations, Trinda! Best of luck in your new position! :)
     
  11. Ghost

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    Thank you everyone! (forgive me if I don't mention y'all by name) I had stopped at Starbucks on the way home and was in the process of changing clothes when they called. Good thing it's not a video phone ;)
     
  12. TexTeacherTiff

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    FINALLY!!!!!!!!!

    I was offered a contract today!!!!!!!!!!

    How long have you been trying? Since around December
    How many resumes did you send out? O goodness I have send out probably over 200 resumes.
    How many interviews or job fairs? This was my 10th interview, I went to 3 job fairs (all a waste of time)
    What general geographic area? 30 minutes from my house! Small school district
    And of course what grade and/or subject? I will be teaching 6th and 7th Math and Coaching
     
  13. Kangaroo22

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    Congratulations TexTeacherTiff!
     
  14. TexTeacherTiff

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    thank you! I was so excited they offered it to me on the spot..... of course i knew a few ppl there.... but i am so excited!!!!
     
  15. Kangaroo22

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    That's great that they offered you the job right on the spot! I'm sure it alleviated a lot of stress!
     
  16. smalltowngal

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    Congrats, TexTeacherTiff!!
     
  17. Teachling

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    CONGRATS!!! Another from TX!
     
  18. jw13

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    Congratulations, TexTeacherTiff!!! :)
     
  19. teachsph2008

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    Congrats Seeking, Trinda and Tiff!!!
     
  20. cMcD

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    Congrats!!!
     
  21. nayelismom

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    WOOOO HOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

    How long have you been trying? I came to from Puerto Rico to look for a job on 05/30/08.

    How many resumes did you send out? I gave out about 25 resumes.

    How many interviews or job fairs? 2 job fairs, 1 interview (two weeks ago) at job fair which is the school that hired me and another interview after the job fair at a different school

    What general geographic area? San Antonio, TX

    And of course what grade and/or subject? 2nd grade which may or may not convert into a bilingual position during the year. :up:

    I am so excited and I know now why the HR department called me yesterday about submitting an application ASAP!!!!

    Good Luck to all of you!
     
  22. smalltowngal

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    Congrats!
     
  23. seeking2913

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    Congrats Tiff and Nayelismom!!! :D
     
  24. TexTeacherTiff

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    thanks for the thanks :)

    Thanks everyone for their kind words.... i feel so relieved. I know that with coaching it is going to be tough but i know its worth it.... good luck to all the job seekers I know how difficult it is... :thanks:
     
  25. leighbball

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    congrats tiff and nayelismom!!!
     
  26. lemonhead

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    Yeah!!!! You put in a lot of time and effort. Is this your first teaching job. Texas is kicking butt on the jobs!!! WOOOO HOOOOO
     
  27. lemonhead

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    YES!!! I so knew you would get a job on your trip here! Congrats to you, nayelismom!!!
     
  28. lemonhead

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    I hope this is still serving as inspiration for people. This list has doubled in a month. Some people have sent out more than 200 resumes!! Congrats to all who have jobs and everyone else: keep the faith because good things are coming!!


    Lemon


    Pre-K Special Ed--BilingualTeach---Texas
    Early Childhood Special Ed-- KMECSE--- Nebraska
    Early Childhood Special Ed-- ChicagoTurtle--- Chicago, Illinois
    Early Elementary Special Ed--Swbts_ali---Austin, Texas
    Elementary Special Ed--DKO---Colorado
    Elementary Special Ed--RosGrowin---Houston, Texas
    Elementary Special Ed--ZoomZoomZOOM---Central Illinois
    Elementary Special Ed (K-8) --Trinda--- Indianapolis
    Pre-K--Emmakate218---Texas
    k-3rd grade?--knb0628---North Carolina
    Kindergarten-- mdith4him--- Northern Virginia
    Kindergarten-- kinderteach--- Pennsylvania
    Kindergarten--TeacherJ4Life--- ??
    Kindergarten--Sarahj---South Africa
    Kindergarten--JaimeMarie---Maine
    Kindergarten/First(charter)--b2teach---New York City
    1st Grade--Lemonhead---Dallas/Fort Worth Texas
    1st Grade--Seeking2913 ---Houston, Texas!!
    1st Grade--Anavi--- New York City
    1st Grade-- Jenn---Texas
    1st Grade-- Teaching1st---Arizona
    1st-3rd Multi-age--TeacherPippi---Wisconsin
    2nd Grade--kr627--- Chicago, Illinois
    2nd/3rd Combo-- TeacherShelly---Silicon Valley, California
    2nd Grade--Beezus---Indiana
    2nd Grade--therobbiesaid---Indianapolis, Indiana
    2nd Grade--Grace---Texas
    2nd Grade--Cateacher2b--- Utah
    2nd Grade--lindsnh---South Carolina
    2nd Grade--nayelismom---San Antonio, Texas
    3rd Grade--BackpocketNJ---New Jersey
    3rd Grade-- Iris228--- North Carolina
    3rd Grade-- Mrs. Math--- Northern Colorado
    3rd Grade-- Kapear--- Colorado
    3rd Grade-- Jem--- Northern California
    3rd Grade-- Buck8teacher---Ohio
    3rd Grade--CMCD!---Indiana
    3rd Grade BE--Missy99---Houston/Galveston, Texas
    4th Grade BE--Teachling---Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
    4th Grade--SuperSub---Houston, Texas area
    4th Grade--Green_eyed_girl---Arizona
    5th Grade Science-- BioAngel---Northern New Jersey
    5th Grade-- Tolentine Grad---Georgia
    5th Grade--Pisces Fish--- North Carolina
    5th Grade--MsCandy--- Georgia
    5th Grade--Agdamity--- Arkansas
    Middle School--CanadianGal---Saskatchewan
    Middle School Math--CareerChanger--- California
    Middle School Math (7th)--Texasmom--- North Texas
    Middle School Math (6th/7th & coaching---TexTeacherTiff---Texas
    Middle School Social Studies-- Historybuff--- New Jersey
    Middle School Science/SS-- Superteacher81--- North Carolina
    Middle School L/A (7th)-- MiddlegradesLA---Atlanta, Georgia area
    Middle School Social Studies --sstager--- Maryland
    Middle School Science/L.A.--Silvroses---Wisconsin
    Middle School English (9th)--Sumnerfan---??
    High School Math--Catcherman---San Diego, California
    High School Algebra-- Marci07---Chicago, Illinois
    High School Biology-- Scienceteach82---Atlanta, Georgia
    High School Biology-- Briana008---Athens Georgia area
    High School Biology-- Camel---Virginia
    High School Chemistry--jm1030--- Central New Jersey
    High School Spanish-- Each1Teach1---Dallas/Fort Worth Texas
    High School Latin-- krysmorgsu--- Pennsauken, NJ
    High School Spec. Ed.-- Timsterino--- Miami, Florida
    High School Spec. Ed.--Teachsph08---East Texas
    High School Spec. Ed.--Sarypotter--- North Carolina
    Instructional Coach -- Kat53 ---??

    There are 67 names on this list!!!
     
  29. TexTeacherTiff

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    Yes I did.... I mapped out my area and decided which schools i really would like to work at from there I sent out packets to all the principals within a 35 miles radius (which was around 200) including my brochure, and a cd of all my stuff electronic. It was hard work but it really paid off. I had many principals tell me that they were impressed that I had taken the time to be creative. I also put together a "yearbook" type style portfolio, which they really liked. Yes this will be my first teaching job, but I am ready!!!!! If you cannot tell I am kinda ambitious, so even though it will be a lot to chew its worth it.
     
  30. emmakate218

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    Congratulations to everyone that has recently received a job! Yay for Texas! :)
     
  31. teachsph2008

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    Congrats Nayelismom!!!
     
  32. lemonhead

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    Great for you! I bet you have some awesome teaching ideas too! Way to go:)
     
  33. Kippers

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    Guys-

    I can't believe I finally get to post here! I got a job offer today. :)

    I'm going to teach high school special ed. English at an urban high school in Southern California.

    I'm in the intern credential program in spec. ed. at a CSU and I've been trying to find a position since January. This will be for the next school year. I only have an intern credential. This is a career change for me.

    I've interviewed with four districts. The first interview I blew terribly, but it would have been an awful commute. The other two districts placed me in their eligibility pool, but no actual positions were open yet. This district first interviewed me in April and I had the interview at the high school last week.

    All of my interviews came from job fairs. I attended four. I've applied through edjoin with several districts and never heard back from most.

    I took the CSET single subject English as well as the CSET multiple subjects to make me more employable- and I'm sure that was the ticket.

    Good luck everyone. This is such a huge relief. It's a rough school with rough kids but I'm going in with my eyes open.


    I hope to be completely done with my program in two years, including a master's, so that will hopefully open up the field.

    Good luck!
     
  34. cMcD

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    Congrats Kippers!!!! :2up:
     
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    Congrats, Kippers!!
     
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    :wow: CONGRATS!!!! :2up:
     
  37. Kangaroo22

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    Congratulations nayelismom and Kippers!
     
  38. smalltowngal

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    Congrats, Kippers
     
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    Congrats Kipper! Btw, I also went through the intern program at a CSU.
     
  40. Kippers

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    Thank you everyone for your good wishes.

    I wish everyone the best of luck. I've met a few raised eyebrows from family members who question the subject, the commute and the school I'll be teaching at. I guess I'll never win with these people!

    I wish you all the very very best and look forward to reading more good news posts.
     

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