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Re: Substitute Teaching: input please?

    For one, I didn't say anything about the state's ability to
    teach it's children,I think this state (which by the way isn't
    capitalized!) has a very good governor who is constantly
    improving the education for our children. I didn't bash New
    Mexico, I bashed the substitute pay rate. How many people would
    disagree that the pay rate is low? For your information, I
    wasn't home schooled, why are you so bitter? Also, here are some
    links to school districts in Iowa, with substitute pay rates:
    ($105/day)After ten days in the same classroom,(in Iowa) substitute
    teachers receive per diem of the teacher pay. Here, after 60
    days substitutes get a per diem of 65% of the base pay salary.
    When were you in Iowa? In the 90's? Get over it! Find some
    positive aspect in your life, focus on that, and be happy.

    On 8/20/06, Been To Iowa wrote:
    > Teresa, stop bashing New Mexico and go back to Iowa.
    > You are lying about the pay rates there. I subbed all over
    > and generally earned $65 a day.
    > Go back to Iowa, and get a job there if it's so great.
    > New Mexico doesn't need negative people who dislike this State
    > teaching it's children.
    > I'll bet you were "home schooled" and that's why you are
    > so "smart!"
    > On 8/11/06, Teresa wrote:
    >> On 8/03/06, Jan Conwell wrote:
    >>> Hello from Florida!
    >>> We're currently stationed at Eglin AFB. My husband and I
    >>> will be moving to the Las Cruces/Alamagordo next summer
    >>> when he retires from the AF. I've taught (Civil Service)
    >>> in Air Force tech schools and faculty development for
    >>> almost ten years, but have no formal teaching
    >>> certification. I've also subbed (K-12) in Texas and
    >>> Montana.
    >>> My goal is to work part time as a substitute once we
    >>> move...could someone advise me as to the pay,
    >> certification
    >>> requirements, and general atmosphere for subs?
    >>> Thanks!
    >>> Jan
    >>> P.S. I've enjoyed reading the threads on this board--very
    >>> helpful.
    >> Jan-
    >> I live in Carlsbad, which is about 2.5 hours sw of
    >> Alamogordo. I have been subbing since I moved here last
    >> year. The pay here stinks, but then again, they let anyone
    >> without a serious criminal record substitute as long as they
    >> are 18, or maybe 19. Pay last year was $50 a day. Thats it!
    >> It went up to $65 this year. I find this frustrating because
    >> I moved from Iowa, who only let certified teachers
    >> substitute, and pay was anywhere from $100-$150 a day. As a
    >> certified teacher, I find it unfair that the pay is the
    >> same, but that's just me. Anyway, good luck!
    >> Teresa