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Old 02-18-2007, 06:31 PM
 
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Does anyone know how hard it is to get a teaching position in the Atlanta Public schools? Preferably pre-K K positon??
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Old 02-18-2007, 06:50 PM
 
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Pre-K jobs are very hard to come by in the school system, but outside the system, pre-k jobs are more plentiful (at private day cares they are more plentiful.) K jobs may be easier.

The City of Atlanta school system has been shrinking in enrollment in recent years -- partly because of continuing white flight, but mostly because public housing is being torn down and other affordable housing is being elliminated as intown living becomes more cache.

Why are you interested in the City of Atlanta?

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Old 02-19-2007, 08:29 AM
 
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I am interested in Atlanta because it is beautiful!! My Aunt and other relities live there and love it so we are planning on moving from WI to Atlanta after I graduate from Grad school. Are you a teacher??
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Old 02-19-2007, 02:01 PM
 
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No, a very involved parent. You are, sadly to say, probably going to be to educated for a pre-k job in a public school as the pay scale is different for pre-k than it is for other grades.

There are lots of school systems in metro Atlanta, and I would not limit myself to just 1. Atlanta, Fulton, Cobb, DeKalb, and Gwinnett are all fairly close in . All but Atlanta and DeKalb are growing rapidly and all hire teachers annually. Gwinnett alone will hire close to 2000 teachers next year.

Avoid Clayton at all costs and many other would advise you to avoid the City of Atlanta schools and DeKalb as well.
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Old 02-19-2007, 03:47 PM
 
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thanks for the advice. I have been calling Cobb, Cherokee, and Atlanta for jobs. I want to teach in the public schools. I am a teacher in the Milwaukee Public Schools in Wisconsin and I love it!! I teach kindergarten and that is what I am hoping for. It is nice to hear you are an involved parent... thank you, Elizabeth
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:18 PM
 
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Elizabeth,

Are you coming this fall (2007)? If so, I know the career fairs are starting soon. Do you have any endorsements? ESL or Gifted (not that gifted matters much in K).

Do you have a sense of what part of Atlanta you want to live in?
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:53 PM
 
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From Gwinnett school web site, they have their Certified Teacher Employment Fair on March 5, 2007. I assume Cobb will have theirs soon as well.

Top two Counties to hire teachers are Cobb and Gwinnett.
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Old 02-19-2007, 05:09 PM
 
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We are not coming this summer. I am finishing up Grad school so we are planning to move summer 08. I contacted human resources for the surrounding areas and they said that there are a lot of new school being built so they need teachers. I only have a certification in Early childhood and elementary ed, so pre k- 6th grade and at that time a Master's degree if that counts for anything. thanks for your replies
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Old 02-19-2007, 05:15 PM
 
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People in Atlanta or people want to relocate to Atlanta just love new homes.
So the places where new homes can be still built will need new teachers. West Cobb, North Gwinnett, Forsyth, Cherokee will all looking for new teachers and those are where new schools will be built. On the other hand, Dekalb closed several schools this year due to loss of student population.
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Old 02-19-2007, 06:05 PM
 
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Just a point of information -- DeKalb hasn't closed the schools yet -- and I will believe it when I see it.

DeKalb loses hundreds of teachers each year for a variety of reasons and teaching jobs are plentiful and fairly easy to get -- but many of the schools leave something to be desired (in my opinion, and I am a deKalb county parent).
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