Re: Moving to DE and Would Like to Teach There
Posted by Gwen on 10/10/05
On 10/10/05, Gwen. wrote:
Thanks. I see I have lots more work to do. I'll let you know what
On 10/09/05, PA teacher wrote:
> Hi Gwen,
> Southern Chester County is definitely NOT like the city of
> Chester. Here is a website that has links to all the school
> districts in Chester County:
> The ones I would say that are definitely within commuting
> distance to Delaware are Avon Grove (more rural, but rapidly
> growing and developing), Kennett Consolidated (large Hispanic
> population due to the migrant mushroom farm workers), and
> Unionville-Chadds Ford (extremely wealthy, considered one of
> PA's top districts).
> Here's the link to the Cecil County schools:
> I think they're always at that big teacher job fair at U of D.
> It may be easier to find a job there than at one of the PA
> districts, but you never know. The middle school certifications
> will definitely make you more marketable.
> Good luck!
> On 10/09/05, Gwen wrote:
>> On 10/09/05, Gwen. wrote:
>> Thanks PA teacher.
>> That sounds good too. However, I have no knowledge on southern
>> Chester County or Cecil Public School district in Maryland.
>> you give me a "heads up" or a link to where I can start my
>> search for info? If not, I'll start asking around and try to
>> find something on the internet. You know, whenever I hear the
>> word "Chester" the city of Chester immediately comes to mind
>> and I wouldn't want to teach there because of its bad
>> reputation and all the troubles it seems to have. I'm very
>> grateful that I have a teaching position, considering all the
>> stories I read on the PA teachers' website, but I'd love to
>> work close to home if I could.
>> Have a great school year.
>> On 10/07/05, PA teacher wrote:
>>> Hi Gwen,
>>> Another possibility is to live in Delaware, but teach in a
>>> close by Pennsylvania school district (I think districts in
>>> southern Chester County would be closest). That's what I do
>>> and the commute is only about 20 minutes. I think Cecil
>>> County Public School District in Maryland is also very close
>>> to some parts of Delaware. Good luck!
>>> On 10/01/05, Gwen in Philly, PA wrote:
>>>> I'm moving to Delaware from Philadelphia next year and
>>>> would like to teach there instead of having to commute
>>>> to Philly to my current job. I've taught for 14 years in
>>>> the Ardiocese of Phila. and am in my 4th year as a public
>>>> school teacher. Is there anyone on this board who can give
>>>> me some sort of guidance as to exactly how to get my name
>>>> out in Delaware? I've gone to the big teacher's job fair
>>>> the university there, and also to a smaller one. It seemed
>>>> like DE preferred to hire their own first, but I know
>>>> has to be some sort of concession some where, I just don't
>>>> know where. I'm certified in Elementary Ed. as well as
>>>> Middle Schools Language Arts. I'm planning to go for
>>>> certification in Middle Schools Social Studies this year
>>>> I'd hate to have to commute back and forth to Philly to
>>>> work, but plan to do so only if I have no other choices.
>>>> Does anyone have any suggestions that I can try? Thanks to
>>>> anyone who can help me, and if not, I guess I'll just keep
>>>> on trying until I'm successful.