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Hi Everyone,

I am moving to the Mason, Ohio area relatively soon. I have information from the Ohio Department of Education and are working diligently to get my paperwork completed. I was an elementary teacher here in Arizona for nearly 10 years. I am also getting ready to file for legal separation from my husband. Is there anything I should do now so that the transition will be easier? I am seriously thinking of doing my fingerprint clearance once I am in Mason. Does that sound okay or should I try to do it in Arizona prior to leaving the state? What is the teaching situation like in Mason? I currently have a Standard Elementary Education, two degrees (B.S. Elementary/Special Education) and a Master's degree. I also possess a Structured English Immersion as well as a Reading Specialist Endorsement. Can anyone guess as to if I will need to take any tests or pick up any courses? Please forgive me for not researching this enough online, I am also trying to help my parents get thi...See More
southern transplant I can tell you from my experience that it is relatively costly-at least is was for me- to get my OH credential. In additon to the 250.00 application fee and the 80.00O+ fee for BCI & FBI check, which I think you will have to do here anyway, I had to take the Praxis exam which was another 90.00. I am now in my 2nd year of not being able to find ...See More
Sep 23, 2009
jenn welcome to the area! finding a job here is not easy (im in loveland, right next to mason) and i am in my second year out of work due to teacher cuts and budget issues in the state. HOWEVER, take heart...you have great certifications and hoepfully that will work for you.

as for fingerprinting, i cant say what would be best. however, as far ...See More
Sep 24, 2009

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