On 10/23/09, Alyssa wrote:
> hi, I'm from New York and working on my bachelors in
> regular and special education, but my dream is to move to
> tennessee once i'm done with my masters as i work in the
> city, but i'm curious is tennessee in need of teachers or
> is it like here where there are no jobs?
> Thanks so much in advanced!
I know for a fact that in Hamilton County that they are always
in need of those w/ special ed backgrounds...have you thought
about getting your vision license? What about other areas of
They always clamor of having no money but we keep getting more
kids...so we have to have the teachers.
Definitely start the process ASAP as to when you want your
job. Start contacting personel about positions, etc....
I teach in Ham. county, my mom taught here for 22yrs in
special ed, my mominlaw is a principal so...I've practically
grown up in this system.
One thing though, get used to the southern culture of business
and formalities...I'm not joking. A sister of mine moved near
Princeton last year and it's been a culture shock for her and
the company she's with (it's a national company). The company
had no idea how to work w/ their clients in South Carolina or
Louisiana...it's different. The same goes for the new
automotive industry coming to town. Having had some of the
officials over (from another country), they've really
struggled with how casual, yet formal/polite, the society is.
Getting down to business means a whole other thing down here
and if you want to make a good impression, be polite, very
friendly and don't forget your manners (yes ma'am, etc) It's
very political down here and people remember attitudes more
than quality of teaching
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