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Moving to North Carolina: school search, job market, teachers, cost of living, market.

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Old 10-11-2008, 08:12 PM
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Wow, I am so jealous! Is year round teaching somewhat common down there, or did you just find a needle in a haystack? What do you teach? How long have you been there? Do you see a big turnover down in positions down there? Is it hard to obtain a job? I am k-8 certified and it is very difficult where I am at. I have a teaching position now, but the last job I applied for had over 150 applications...I came in second...ugh

In our county we only have several schools on year round schedule. I think our middle school and two other elementary are on it, here. It amazes me that everyone is not on year round.

I have been here two years. When I decided to return to teaching, I reviewed carefully all NC school districts, and ultimately schools, and chose the schools I was interested in. I then went for interviews (two way) and was selected in the one I wanted to teach. I have some pretty good credentials, not to brag, but I felt it gave me a pretty good chance of choosing the school I wanted. It did.

I think we get a lot of applications, but I think turnover is fairly high, for various reasons. You won't know till you try!

Good Luck.
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Pelion, South Carolina/orig. from Cape May, NJ
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I'm from NJ hoping to move to SC within a few months.
I can't understand why people would move south and keep their NJ tags? With the high cost of insurance, registrations, license renewals, etc. in NJ, I can't wait to give this overpriced state their tags back!!!
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