Re: Teacher's Way of Life in Colorado
Posted by Michele on 12/31/07
Thank you so much for your response.
In Colorado Springs and Denver metro areas (where we would
like to move) do teachers pay incredible amounts per month for
health insurance? I went to a website for a Denver district
recently and it appeared that the health insurance that they
take out of your paycheck every month was sky-high. I may
have read it wrong.
How is the pay in these districts? What is the average salary
for a teacher with masters and 4-5 years experience? Also,
what is the average cost for a home? I really want to know if
my 2 boys, my husband, and I can live comfortably (not rich or
anything) in Colorado while both of us are teachers. Any
On 12/29/07, dog has bad ears wrote:
> I think the biggest headache you'll have is this: getting
> experience credit for your years teaching. Some district
> around Denver Metro will give up 6 - 8 years teaching
> credit. Douglas County will go as high as 12 for special
> educators - due to the shortage. Aurora Public Schools
> honored 22 years of teaching for my friend moving in from
> Indiana. That's impressive.
> You will find the mountain areas are beautiful places to
> live but the rural areas pay less. If you're looking for a
> larger city - again, you could go to Grand Junction,
> Colorado Springs, Denver Metro, Fort Collins, Durango. It's
> wide open here! If you could narrow the possibilities to
> what region you want to live this would help. Go to the
> state department of education website. Somewhere there, they
> have websites for all the school districts in the state.
> Once you decide where you're moving - then start checking
> out local districts. Most districts have a pay scale
> online too.
> Benefit packages are different with every district. Even
> retirement plans are different.
> Re-post when you decide on your region, perhaps someone
> could help with a specific district question. Keep in mind
> that all we have here are our personal opinions based on our
> experiences - whether bad or good. I personally have had a
> great experience when I moved here after 12 years in
> Louisiana and I love it here. I did not have a job before I
> moved here in June but got one by August. Reading previous
> posts, you'll see people who have strong opinions about
> various districts. Follow your hearts, dream big and don't
> let negative Tnetters discourage you.