Tammie,As I tell a lot of people - don't let other poster's bad
experiences get you down. I moved here from out of state with 12
years experience and had my choice of 2 jobs in Douglas County
and I wasn't even Colorado certified yet.
It just depends on timing, attitude, location and perseverence.
Don't give up, think positive and do something that makes you
stand out at interviews. Subbing will get your foot in the door
but while subbing, be pro-active. Smile, laugh, participate,
volunteer, go above and beyond. Let people know you would want to
work there when an opportunity arises.
Perhaps having a nursing background would help if applying for
the office staff position as they often have to give meds, etc.
Not sure if it'd be a plus for a teaching position. Other than
knowing you have patience and used to being overworked and
Don't worry about competing with 'experienced teachers'. I've
heard the opposite about hiring only 'newbies' because they are