To get a job you need to know someone up the food chain who
likes you. My advice is to sub at every school district in the
state that you can, and once you are known at some schools
start bringing in gifts and food for the staff, baking them
cookies, offering to clean out classrooms or volunteer for
them, drive them home or carpool, do anything they want and
more. After a while, someone will start offering things back
and when a teacher quits or gets fired or dates one of the
students, you'll be on their short list.
Just my opinion.
On 4/28/08, TC wrote:
> I was in teacher's lounge today and the subs there said that
> there are a million applicants for every job. St. Vrain just
> laid off 85 teachers and Denver closed a bunch of schools and
> laid off a bunch of teachers. Your best bet is to sub and
> get to know Principals. CO is tough place to get a teaching
> job right now unless you want to do Special Ed or Math *but
> you have to be highly qualified for math.
> On 4/28/08, Natalie wrote:
>> I went to college in Southern California where they told
>> us that many states love to have teachers who are
>> credentialed in CA. Is Colorado not one of them? I don't
>> have contract experience but I have four long terms under
>> my belt, and three were for 6 months. There were no jobs
>> in So Cal so my fiancee and I moved here to Loveland, CO
>> for a new start and fresh teaching opportunites here. I've
>> probably applied for 20 jobs within the last month.
>> Everytime I see a posting, I put in my interest and have
>> had no calls for interviews. Does anyone have any
>> advise? I have a great resume, but not the contract