Sep 15, 2008
On 7/24/08, Art Teach in CO wrote:
> 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?