new to clarksville

    hello, i just recently moved to the clarksville TN area
    from canada and am wanting to teach. Since i've just
    graduated this past year, i have no other experience but my
    practicum in a grade 4 class. I am still waiting for my
    worker's visa and then would need to be certified in TN
    before i can obtain employment. What I am wanting to know
    is, since I have no experience in US school systems, if
    anybody can suggest other jobs that can help me gain/learn
    more about school systems in the states, specifically TN
    (I'd like to learn more before I get my certification here
    in TN and/or while I wait to be teachers
    aide?) Also, how vital is actual teaching experience to
    the hiring process? Thank you so much!