We love CO, but the teaching job market is VERY competitive
out here. Luckily, I have multiple subjects that I can teach
and I have some experience. Art positions (especially in the
high school) are VERY hard to find unless you don't mind
teaching in rural areas (or in the inner city/tougher areas)
Also, salaries in CO are low compared to other states.
My recommendation is to start filling out applications and
sending out resumes NOW! Do you have a CO teaching license?!?
(It takes at least 6-8 weeks for them (CDE) to process your
application/documents in order to issue you one).Also, the
new school year starts in a few weeks (although some schools
in Denver are on a year-round schedule),and sometimes you
can pick up a job that was hastily/unexpectantly vacated.
Please, whatever you do, DO NOT MOVE out here before you
have a position...You will end up having to sub (with very
little pay and no benefits), and there's no guarantee that
you will get a position in the near future.
There are a couple people that I know who have been looking
for a teaching job for the last 2 years!
So, be smart and CHOOSE WISELY.
On 7/24/08, Cal wrote:
> I was looking at Denver and it seems like a cool artsy
> place. I'm an art teacher and wondering if it would be
> worth teaching there? Would I be able to find a job? Does
> it pay well? What's the economy like there? I notice many
> homes are very pricey, some aren't. What's the cost of
> living like? I know bills varie for everyone, but what do
> you generally pay for food, electricity and gas there? Is
> Denver a safe community? What other towns are near?
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