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Re: Teaching positions in Lexington?
Posted by KayeM on 11/09/05
(4) Comments

    On 10/20/05, Goodlawyer wrote:
    > On 11/25/04, Rose wrote:
    >> I was wondering how difficult it is to get a teaching
    >> position in the elementary level for either general or
    >> special education? I have been teaching for ten years (nine
    >> in special ed. with K-1-2 students with moderate to severe
    >> disabilities, and now kindergarten general ed.). My husband
    >> is from London KY and I know that is a difficult area to
    >> get a job in, so we thought a larger area like Lexington
    >> might be possible. I have California teaching credentials
    >> in general and special education, but I don't have a
    >> Master's Degree. Any information you could share would be
    >> appreciated. If we do move to KY it won't be for a year or
    >> two, but I wondered what my teaching options might be.
    >> Thanks.
    >
    > I have a friend who left California to come home and take
    > care of her aging Mom. She took a substantial pay cut and
    > has had a very difficult time adjusting to the lack of
    > motivation and pace of the teaching expectations here. She
    > taught Spanish kids in California. I moved here from Ohio
    > and have not found a job in two years as an attorney. Be
    > prepared. Its very clickish here and if you have an opinion
    > about anything...keep it to yourself or you will be frowned
    > upon as "not fitting in". Its very slow here...keep with
    > the pace and you will do fine.

    I moved to Lex from another part of the state. I have a MA
    and 22 yrs experience. I have tried 3 different schools. I
    too found it horribly "clickish," and never do they want u
    to "fit in" no matter how hard u try. It is like u are a
    threat. Be prepared to transfer frequently every year. I
    have finally found a "Home," but it has taken 4 yrs. Email me
    if u have more questions. Good luck.