On 7/31/08, Dale... welcome to smallville wrote:
> Landing a teaching job in Delaware simply boils down to not
> what you know but whom you know. Cronyism, nepotism,
> favoritism, etc., come into play. By law, school systems must
> publish job vacancies via newspapers, periodicals, and online;
> however, most already know whom they are going to hire despite
> going through a few token interviews. Several of these schools
> are not run by competent administrations but by local teachers
> who dictate policy. Good luck to you all and keep plugging
> away. Dale Henderson Seaford DE
> Sorry Dale, but I have to disagree with your generalized
statement regarding hiring practices. As for your statement
regarding competent administrators, 70% of what you say is true.
Thank goodness I had the opportunity to work with some of the
> On 7/11/08, teacher 2 b wrote:
>> I hate to sound discouraging, but I'm having a rough time.
>> I've subbed in two districts for the last three years. I
>> finished my student teaching and am now a "highly qualified"
>> certified teacher with my Master's in Elementary Ed....I've
>> been looking for a permanent position for a year and a half
>> and can't get an interview. Of course, I'm in NCC. I have
>> seen some postings online for Sussex, but I can't relocate
>> at this time.
>> On 6/25/08, Lauren wrote:
>>> Hello! I am looking to make a career change to become a
>>> teacher or an assistant teacher. Unfortunately I did not
>>> go to college for teaching, and do not have a
>>> certification. This narrows down where I can apply by a
>>> lot. I am interested in teaching/assistant teaching for K-
>>> 3rd grade. Does anybody have any advice? I feel that no
>>> one has openings.
Posts on this thread, including this one