Feb 26, 2016
On 2/16/16, Flacka wrote:
> It sounds like you have given this some thought and are
> ready to try something new. We just retired and went
> through a similar process only we didn't need to worry
> If you are open to going anywhere, what part of the country
> would you like to call home? Do you want to be within
> driving distance of your family or are you OK with flying
> home to see them for the holidays? Do you want to be in or
> near a city, small town, or "out in the country"? How much
> does the climate play into your decision? Do you have
> friends or family that you would like to be near?
> There are many areas of the country where teaching jobs are
> hard to come by and other places where they have a
> shortage of teachers. I live near Washington DC and it's an
> area that is growing and transient because of the military,
> there are lots of teaching and no- teaching jobs. Most
> everyone is from someplace else originally and there are 3
> airports. On the other hand, it's expensive to live here
> the traffic is some of the worst in the country. The
> are milder than the Dakotas and when it snows or is icy,
> everything pretty much shuts down (like today).
> DC has a mix of public, private, and a lot of charter
> They struggle with the issues of a large urban population,
> Maryland is a CCSS state and Virginia is not. Virginia is,
> general less expensive to live and where many young people
> live. The school divisions (districts) cover the whole
> as there are few cities in Virginia.
> Good luck with your decision!
> On 2/15/16, Beth wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> I have lived in the state of South Dakota all my life,
>> and when I graduated from college I was hired in my
>> hometown. I told myself after three years I would be brave
>> and move. However, I am at a crossroads and where to
> go. I
>> know that my window is closing as far as applying;
>> I don't just want to throw applications out like they are
>> dandelion seeds. If you are able to share any thoughts or
>> suggestions on your states and districts, it would greatly
>> be appreciated. Thank you!