(Closed) Teachers- what month did you get hired?

posted 7 years ago in Career
  • poll: when?
    Jan-March for the following school year : (0 votes)
    April-May for the following school year : (5 votes)
    20 %
    June- August for the upcoming school year : (13 votes)
    52 %
    mid-school year (beginning.. September/October) : (3 votes)
    12 %
    mid-school year (middle-end) : (4 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
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    553 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I got my job offer in June and then the second job offer was in August. I live in Mass.

    EDIT: Where do you live? Are you using schoolspring to put your resume out there? I also sent an e-mail to the human resources or chair person of the dept I was applying for. They literally got HUNDREDS of applicants, so I had to do something to stand out. Also, as you probably know, long term subs usually get first chance at a job, so maybe starting there would be helpful especially in a big district where there is more turn over year to year.

    Post # 4
    Member
    929 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    In Michigan, you dont get hired until August. In some cases, with only a week or so before the year begins. In other states, with better economies, I know its different. I was hired in April to teach in NC. I know AZ, Texas are hiring if you are willing to move. Good luck.

    Post # 5
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    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I voted for Darling Husband. He graduated in May and got a job about 2 weeks later (still in May) for the following year. We live in MD. It’s in the suburbs of DC. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    231 posts
    Helper bee

    Oh my god…me too. I live near Chicago and there is nothing!!!! I have my first interview for next school year tomorrow for a school in CO. It is a phone interview obvi. 

    I know it depends. Last year I got hired in September. I know people who have already gotten hired for this upcoming school year and people who don’t get anything till right before school starts…literally I knew someone who got offered her job the day before. 

    It is so tough out now. I made an online portfolio which I think helped me get a lot of interviews last year and I have been applying everywhere, and even tho it sucks, check daily because you never know when something will come up. I use k12jobspot a lot to look.

     

    Good luck!

    Post # 8
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    2496 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    I got a long term sub job in February and I’ve been asked to stay for next school year.  Last summer I didn’t even get interviewed!  I’m in PA and it’s tough.  I just got lucky because I had interviewed there before, they remembered me, and asked me to interview again.

    I would suggest networking with teachers and ANYONE who knows a principal, coordinator, or human resources person in a district.  I got hired because people put in good words for me and I started out at a part time position.

    Don’t get discouraged, though!  Keep looking, keep developing your portfolio, and look into alternative schools (Montessori, charter, etc) and private schools as well as public

    Post # 9
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    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    First time around, I was hired in January for the following school year…second time around, I was hired late May.  Hang in there!

    Post # 10
    Member
    231 posts
    Helper bee

    @kingytobe: It is so hard here! I have literally and honestly applied to over 150 positions at least. I am like a machine haha. I get these emails that say oh hey thanks for the app but we received over 1,000 applications for one position and couldn’t look at them all. yeah…thanks a lot! It is horrible. Once my SO told me he would be happy to move with me because it is a lot harder for me to get a job, I started applying in states we both agreed we would live in. It is nuts. Have you looked at atozteacherforum? They offer a lot of good advice and tips!

    Post # 12
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    853 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I got picked up for a temp. contract in December to start right when school came back after xmas break after another teacher went into labor early. It was the same school I interned at, which is the only way I got in. It’s really competitive around here (beach/tourist community with very rural outlaying communities). Dear God, you do NOT want to teach in NC. The state government took 1% of our paychecks last year without telling us first (they gave us a 2 week warning), meaning nobody had an opportunity to budget in order to prepare for the loss. Clearly, education is NOT a priority here Cry

    Post # 13
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    2442 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Here in OH there have been massive cuts in funding for education so teachers have been laid off all over the state.  Basically, no district in OH is hiring.  If they hire anyone, they will recall laid off teachers and that won’t likely happen until late summer when techers retire.  Because of the economy/recession I would imagine this would be the case in many states. You MAY get hired if you’re in a specialty field that has a shortage of qualified educators, ie: media specialists.  

    Post # 14
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    929 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011
    Post # 14
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    929 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @bunnyfoofoo:

    1%!!!. NC is much better off than many other states. Enjoy it.

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