On 11/09/05, KayeM wrote:
> 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.
>> 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.
I am from ky. and I cannot believe you all have had such a
negative experience in the schools. I have been a teacher at a
Catholic school in Lexington for 2 years. We are looking for a
5th grade teacher and would LOVE to have you. All teachers in Ky.
are not clickish. I know many from other places that live here
now and love it. Good luck!