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Old 02-02-2010, 12:44 PM
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I'm am looking to relocate and find a teaching job in Physical Education. I've been subbing for 5 years now in Wisconsin and am getting frustrated not being able to find a full-time position. Any opinions on a nice place to live and possibly a district that's hiring??
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Old 02-02-2010, 01:20 PM
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Teaching jobs are always very competitive in Colorado because a) it is one of few decent-paying careers in rural Colorado, and b) the work schedule (summers off) is very attractive to people who want to enjoy Colorado summers for recreation. So, getting a job here is difficult and turnover tends to be low. Finally, Colorado government in general, and most school districts specifically are having real budgetary problems right now--and thanks to Colorado's Constitutionally restricted fiscal policies, those problems are likely to be long-lasting. Some districts are facing teacher layoffs. Unless you are already here working as a teacher or have a job in hand, Colorado is not a great place to try to make it as a teacher right now.
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Old 02-02-2010, 01:24 PM
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Thanks.......any information in beneficial to me right now. Have lived in the same town all my life and am just trying to get some ideas....
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Old 02-02-2010, 04:33 PM
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Colorado is cutting all k-12 budgets between 4%-9% next year. Many districts are laying off teachers. Most are definitely not hiring new teachers. Colorado would not be a good place to look for a teaching job right now. Districts begin tough budget talks | EdNewsColorado
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Old 02-03-2010, 12:14 PM
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I too have found teaching jobs to be scarce in desirable locations. I was fortunate enough to get a teaching job when I lived in CO, but my relocation to OR has not been as easy. I think your problem is compounded by having a physical education specialty. Unfortunately, with all the budget cuts, those "extra-curricular" programs are the first to go. Not only that, but usually you are the one and only PE teacher at a school, whereas those with academic specialties can get in on a variety of levels. With that said, it doesn't hurt to get your resume together and start applying. You never know and what do you have to lose! If your willing to relocate, put yourself out there far and wide, and continue to sub until you find your dream job! Best of luck!
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