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Hello there, I am an undergraduate student at PSU, about one year away from applying/entering PSU's Graduate School of Education to receive my state certification for teaching elementary ed. The posts I am reading here, and the hearsay I have collected are painting a grim picture in terms of my hopes to eventually land a teaching position in the Portland area! I could consider working across the river in Washington, I suppose, but moving out-of-state is not really an option for me.

I am wondering if anyone on this board has any input, advice, or suggestions to this aspiring young teacher.

Thanks! ~ a
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Evelyn To make you feel better, it's not as bleak as it sounds. I wanted to move here from Arkansas and got my first teaching job by applying online and following up with phone calls. I received one phone call for an interview with PPS and immediately booked a flight. While I was here, I called the other two districts I had applied with in the area to let...See More
Jan 7, 2009
It's bad. Our district is going to lay off a bunch of teachers. If there are any jobs anywhere in Oregon, WHERE?

On 11/23/08, Brenda Parazoo wrote: > I am nearly in the same boat as you. I'm accepted and ready > to begin my MAT in January. I know people in the Central > Oregon area who have not been able to get jobs at all. In > fact, I...See More
Jan 15, 2009
JN Hi everyone,

Just wondering, would you consider the outlook for math as terrible also? I have been told that it shouldn't be too difficult for me to land a job once I graduate. Am I out of luck... or at least out of Portland?

Thanks

On 12/11/08, TT wrote: > In truth, why is anybody even bothering to go into teachin...See More
Jan 16, 2009
Bonnie Jones On 1/15/09, It's bad. wrote: > Our district is going to lay off a bunch of teachers. > If there are any jobs anywhere in Oregon, WHERE? > > On 11/23/08, Brenda Parazoo wrote: >> I am nearly in the same boat as you. I'm accepted and ready >> to begin my MAT in January. I know people in the Central >> Oregon area who hav...See More
Jan 27, 2009
Pamela On 1/16/09, JN wrote: > Hi everyone, > > Just wondering, would you consider the outlook for math as terrible > also? I have been told that it shouldn't be too difficult for me to > land a job once I graduate. Am I out of luck... or at least out of > Portland? > > Thanks > > > On 12/11/08, TT wrote: >> In trut...See More
Mar 17, 2010


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