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Old 01-31-2018, 09:16 PM
 
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I currently live in Dallas, TX area and would love to move to Colorado. Does anyone have insider knowledge about how competitive administrator jobs are in education? I would apply to any and all assistant principal/principal jobs once I get my certification transferred. I'm just curious to know how difficult it is as an applicant from out of state. My resume is strong and I'm a two time Teacher of the Year winner, so at least I have that going for me! LOL. Thanks in advance for any input.
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Old 02-03-2018, 06:27 AM
 
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You need to be living here. Most employers will not even bother with someone from out of state. Too much can happen
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Old 02-03-2018, 08:45 AM
 
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You need to be living here. Most employers will not even bother with someone from out of state. Too much can happen
We hired our last principal from out of state... That is pretty normal actually.
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Old 02-03-2018, 04:52 PM
 
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We hired our last principal from out of state... That is pretty normal actually.
I think academic hiring in particular is its own unique process. But in general, I think people get hired from out of state all the time - in my neighborhood, many people come and go all the time because they move here for a job (have the job lined up before they get here) or they move away because they've gotten a job in another state. I would say the higher up the job, the more open employers seem to be to conducting a nationwide search and hiring someone from out of town. When a job is fairly easy to fill, it makes less sense to add in the extra complexities of an out of state hire.
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Old 02-03-2018, 07:23 PM
 
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I think academic hiring in particular is its own unique process. But in general, I think people get hired from out of state all the time - in my neighborhood, many people come and go all the time because they move here for a job (have the job lined up before they get here) or they move away because they've gotten a job in another state. I would say the higher up the job, the more open employers seem to be to conducting a nationwide search and hiring someone from out of town. When a job is fairly easy to fill, it makes less sense to add in the extra complexities of an out of state hire.
This feels truthy to me.
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Old 02-03-2018, 09:40 PM
 
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My district hired a principal from out of state this year. I honestly don't know how competitive it is, since I've never looked into an administration position for myself, but I can say it's fairly common for people to be hired from out of state in education here. I was hired out of state for my first teaching position here.
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Old 02-04-2018, 06:18 PM
 
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Thanks so much for your feedback everyone! I really appreciate all your input.
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Old 02-04-2018, 07:10 PM
 
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Principal jobs in DPS aren't easy to come by. Too much networking/who knows who/etc. Out of state hires are rare unless you fit a purpose for administration to toot their horn. So currently, they want black or gay principals. If you are a white woman, you are kinda out of luck. You'd probably have more success in the suburban districts, to be honest.
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Old 02-04-2018, 09:02 PM
 
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I currently live in Dallas, TX area and would love to move to Colorado. Does anyone have insider knowledge about how competitive administrator jobs are in education? I would apply to any and all assistant principal/principal jobs once I get my certification transferred. I'm just curious to know how difficult it is as an applicant from out of state. My resume is strong and I'm a two time Teacher of the Year winner, so at least I have that going for me! LOL. Thanks in advance for any input.
It is competitive, but people do get hired from out of area. Make sure you have CO state certifications in line.
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Old 02-06-2018, 04:28 PM
 
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Principal jobs in DPS aren't easy to come by. Too much networking/who knows who/etc. Out of state hires are rare unless you fit a purpose for administration to toot their horn. So currently, they want black or gay principals. If you are a white woman, you are kinda out of luck. You'd probably have more success in the suburban districts, to be honest.
Darn. Iím a boring, straight white lady. Iím screwed. LOL
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