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    Re: Teaching Jobs/Climate in Northern CO
    person from NJ

    Thanks for the response. Actually the area in NJ I live is pretty
    rural, its in the northwest part of the state. We have more cows
    and farms than you would imagine. My wife and I have visited
    Colorado in the past, actually got married up there. It has always
    appealed to us and we're tossing around the idea of making it our
    home. My wife works from home, so it doesn't matter where she
    lives. I on the other hand need a job. I looked at the Poudre
    School District website, and there were only about 5 job listings,
    very surprising for a school district that serves thousands of
    students.

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    > I live in Denver, Colorado and recently attended a teacher's
    > job fair in Fort Collins. My wife and I did a little
    > site-seeing on the drive up as you might imagine we would.
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    > I haven't been to Jersey since I was a teen, but there is a
    > huge difference between the two. Fort Collins is essentially a
    > very isolated rural, rustic area. If you are at all accustomed
    > to living in a large city with a mass transit system, this is
    > not in Fort Collins or Loveland. Not even close. Denver has a
    > very poor mass transit system to speak of and is the state's
    > capital (yes, there are bus lines and a "lite-rail" system but
    > most coverage focuses on downtown). Fort Collins/Loveland is
    > much more isolated. There are farms, barns, and it's quite
    > conceivable that you could drive around in that area for hours
    > without spying a mall or much to speak of other than land.
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    > This is not to say that there are not nice people there or
    > teaching opportunities. There are both. It's just a trade-off.
    > In Colorado, as in many other states, the further
    > geographically you go away from major cities, the more teaching
    > jobs there are. There are lots of teaching jobs in that area,
    > as there are in Yuma, and in Castle Rock. The further out you
    > go, the more teaching jobs there will be. The question is, is
    > it worth it or can you play a waiting game?