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I am wondering if there are actually ANY local hires out there or if this is a mythological position that gives mil spouses false hope. (Don't even get me started on the military spouse preference because that's not a thing in DoDEA). I have been living overseas for over a year now. I have had at least 10 referrals, 5 interviews and NO OFFERS. I have K-6 Elementary, 7-12 ELA, 7-12 Science, K-12 CTE STEM, K-12 Principal and K-12 Special Education Admin Certifications. I am also midway through my PhD in Instructional Design and Technology. I have taught for over 10 years in grades ranging from 3rd to 8th in various subjects. I am struggling to understand the thought processes of hiring someone from the states (the cost of moving families over here) verses hiring highly qualified LOCAL teachers. I have several teacher friends who are in the exact same boat as myself. Our careers have completely been halted by a forced military move, yet no one can provide answers as to why they will not h...See More
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mathgeek @elle emme So question: I have emailed principals, but have not emailed office staff. Should I go back and also email office staff And asked to be made aware when there's an opening or would I come off too pushy?
Susan My experience is from a long, long time ago, but I was a local hire. I was hired three days before school started. At the time, I only had a Social Studies credential but the AP went through my transcript and found enough English credits to certify me for ELA and Reading. Sometimes it just takes a little luck. Luck is where preparation meets timing...See More
Susan My experience is from a long, long time ago, but I was a local hire. I was hired three days before school started AND it was my first teaching job. At the time, I only had a Social Studies credential but the AP went through my transcript and found enough English credits to certify me for ELA and Reading. Sometimes it just takes a little luck. Luck ...See More
Susan My experience is from a long, long time ago, but I was a local hire. I was hired three days before school started AND it was my first teaching job. At the time, I only had a Social Studies credential but the AP went through my transcript and found enough English credits to certify me for ELA and Reading. Sometimes it just takes a little luck. Luck ...See More
happyteacher Honestly.... I've seen local hires with little to NO experience get hired while extremely qualified and exemplary teacher friends of mine in the states with experience, don't even make referral lists. The odds are stacked against CONUS hires in most locations. I've seen local hires not be able to hack it and quit, leaving classrooms with subs.


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