Re: Moving to DE and Would Like to Teach There

    On 10/10/05, Gwen. wrote:Thanks. I see I have lots more work to do. I'll let you know what

    Thanks again.


    On 10/09/05, PA teacher wrote:
    > Hi Gwen,
    > Southern Chester County is definitely NOT like the city of
    > Chester. Here is a website that has links to all the school
    > districts in Chester County:
    > The ones I would say that are definitely within commuting
    > distance to Delaware are Avon Grove (more rural, but rapidly
    > growing and developing), Kennett Consolidated (large Hispanic
    > population due to the migrant mushroom farm workers), and
    > Unionville-Chadds Ford (extremely wealthy, considered one of
    > PA's top districts).
    > Here's the link to the Cecil County schools:
    > I think they're always at that big teacher job fair at U of D.
    > It may be easier to find a job there than at one of the PA
    > districts, but you never know. The middle school certifications
    > will definitely make you more marketable.
    > Good luck!
    > On 10/09/05, Gwen wrote:
    >> On 10/09/05, Gwen. wrote:
    >> Thanks PA teacher.
    >> That sounds good too. However, I have no knowledge on southern
    >> Chester County or Cecil Public School district in Maryland.
    > Can
    >> you give me a "heads up" or a link to where I can start my
    >> search for info? If not, I'll start asking around and try to
    >> find something on the internet. You know, whenever I hear the
    >> word "Chester" the city of Chester immediately comes to mind
    >> and I wouldn't want to teach there because of its bad
    >> reputation and all the troubles it seems to have. I'm very
    >> grateful that I have a teaching position, considering all the
    >> stories I read on the PA teachers' website, but I'd love to
    >> work close to home if I could.
    >> Have a great school year.
    >> Gwen.
    >> On 10/07/05, PA teacher wrote:
    >>> Hi Gwen,
    >>> Another possibility is to live in Delaware, but teach in a
    >>> close by Pennsylvania school district (I think districts in
    >>> southern Chester County would be closest). That's what I do
    >>> and the commute is only about 20 minutes. I think Cecil
    >>> County Public School District in Maryland is also very close
    >>> to some parts of Delaware. Good luck!
    >>> On 10/01/05, Gwen in Philly, PA wrote:
    >>>> I'm moving to Delaware from Philadelphia next year and
    >>>> would like to teach there instead of having to commute
    >>> back
    >>>> to Philly to my current job. I've taught for 14 years in
    >>>> the Ardiocese of Phila. and am in my 4th year as a public
    >>>> school teacher. Is there anyone on this board who can give
    >>>> me some sort of guidance as to exactly how to get my name
    >>>> out in Delaware? I've gone to the big teacher's job fair
    >>> at
    >>>> the university there, and also to a smaller one. It seemed
    >>>> like DE preferred to hire their own first, but I know
    >>> there
    >>>> has to be some sort of concession some where, I just don't
    >>>> know where. I'm certified in Elementary Ed. as well as
    >>>> Middle Schools Language Arts. I'm planning to go for
    >>>> certification in Middle Schools Social Studies this year
    >>>> too.
    >>>> I'd hate to have to commute back and forth to Philly to
    >>>> work, but plan to do so only if I have no other choices.
    >>>> Does anyone have any suggestions that I can try? Thanks to
    >>>> anyone who can help me, and if not, I guess I'll just keep
    >>>> on trying until I'm successful.
    >>>> Gwen.