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Old 11-05-2009, 03:12 AM
Location: Bangkok
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Any public (or private) teachers out there have an inkling as to the job market in Colorado for the next school year? I'm currently an international teacher but looking to move back to the States. The economy and budget problems in a lot of states is making me think twice about the decision. If I'm flexible, are there opportunities likely?

I'm a licensed elementary teacher with 6 years experience... Masters degree, as well.

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Old 11-05-2009, 10:03 AM
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Mike: Welcome to City-Data.

Our teachers on here have been saying that jobs here are competitive, but there is always some hiring going on in COLO. In some cases there are ~100 applicants per job, but it depends on the school, grade, qualifications, etc. Here in COLO SPGS, we have several sizable school districts; Denver metro area (2.5M people) has many more, most of them VERY good.

Front Range area, Fort Collins to Pueblo, aka the I-25 corridor is the main population center (~4M) of the state and has the most schools, and most of the schools here are very good, no real slummy areas.

IIRC, you need to get into the hiring system by early spring 2010 for a shot at the summer hiring cycle.

Look in the Index of Threads, especially in Denver and COLO SPGS forums, for our existing info on Schools/Teaching.
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:54 AM
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During the past 4 years, they have been hiring at least a few new teachers every year in Grand Junction ( district 51 ). That may not contiue however, due to budget cuts and a slighty lower number of students.
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Old 11-06-2009, 08:04 PM
Location: Lakewood, CO
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If you have six years experience, and are lucky enough to be granted an interview, you shouldn't have an issue. There will always be openings. But it's true: there are many applicants for each gig. It sounds like you have the experience and a diverse background. Make it happen, dude. Apply EVERYWHERE.
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