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Old 05-28-2009, 12:39 AM
 
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Hello All,

My fiance is searching for a teaching position in North Dallas. We don't really know where to begin.

What are some of the "better" public school districts? I'm leaving "better" up to your own interpretation, because I'm sure many people value certains aspects of teaching over others, and we welcome all types of opinions.

I will begin my work in a couple of months just east of I-75 and just south of 635, and we're searching for a teaching position for her that would allow each of us a commute within 15-25 minutes of our workplaces.

Thanks for reading, and for any suggestions you might have.
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Old 05-28-2009, 06:57 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Hello All,

My fiance is searching for a teaching position in North Dallas. We don't really know where to begin.

What are some of the "better" public school districts? I'm leaving "better" up to your own interpretation, because I'm sure many people value certains aspects of teaching over others, and we welcome all types of opinions.

I will begin my work in a couple of months just east of I-75 and just south of 635, and we're searching for a teaching position for her that would allow each of us a commute within 15-25 minutes of our workplaces.

Thanks for reading, and for any suggestions you might have.
One of my neighbors is a math teacher in the DISD. She says the pay is much better in the DISD and she would take about a $6k pay cut if she went to Richardson. She said that she has been tempted to teach in the Richardson or Plano ISDs but Dallas's higher pay keeps her teaching in Dallas.

If your fiancee wants to stay north of downtown Dallas I am not sure she can pick and choose which school in the DISD she would be teaching at. Look at the DISD but also look at Richardson, Plano, and the Carrollton-Farmer's Branch ISDs. All of those suburban school districts are conveniently located for commuting from north Dallas. There are also many fine private schools in the Dallas area, some of the larger ones close to your job are Hockaday, St Marks, Greenhill, Jesuit, Ursuline, ESD, Bishop Lynch, and there are an increasing number of Jewish day schools if that is your persuasion. Good luck and I hope you both enjoy Dallas!
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Old 05-28-2009, 07:45 AM
 
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Here's the Richardson ISD posted job openings. They have already had their job fair.
Job Openings in Richardson ISD (http://www.richardson.k12.tx.us/employment/openings.htm - broken link)
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Old 05-28-2009, 11:11 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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Are you looking at secondary or elementary level math? I'd suggest Garland & Richardson as both of those would put you in two of the larger districts and within the 10-15 minute commute EASY!

Here are the math openings in the Garland ISD (www.garlandisd.net):
Naaman Forest HS
Sellers MS
North Garland HS (math teacher/coach)
Park Crest ES (math/science 3rd grade)
Rowlett HS (math/coach)
Brandenburg Classical Center (this is a middle school magnet)
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Old 05-30-2009, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Irving, TEXAS
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Here is a list of school districts in the DFW area

Independent School Districts in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex (http://www.d-fwmall.com/schools/isd.htm - broken link)
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Old 05-30-2009, 04:53 PM
 
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you can do the application on line--and you should asap--but you should also make up cover letter/resume and take it around to every school that has a math opening posted...
you probably won't get in to see principal--this is end of school and they are whacked right now--but you might get lucky

if he is not certified for TX--that is not problem if district needs him badly enough--can get provisional certification and have a year to work it out...
frankly with the scarcity of jobs this year--he should be glad to get a job--period--and take what he can get
yes--some districts/schools are better than others--but right now teachers are begging for jobs--even math teachers I think--

texas is divided into regions--every region has a web site with link to all the ISDs in that area
Dallas is region 10--FTW is region 11--does not break school isds down by size like AA vs AAAAA--
many AAAA and AAAAA ISDs pay much more than state minimum--some of them start around 45-48K but raises after that are about 1K or less a year and insurance through the district is expensive for a family--can really cut into take home pay...
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