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Old 04-17-2009, 09:51 AM
 
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My wife and I are currently going to school to become teachers. I may continue with graduate school, but not sure yet. I graduate next year, and so our question is if anybody has any thoughts on a great town for a couple of teachers? We have two kids.
Preferences: Somewhere greener, (we get a couple inches a year where we live), I don't want to live somewhere that dumps feet of snow either.
We like the outdoors, but we realize teacher's salaries are quite low (Here in California we would both start at about 43k each). We know that teaching nowadays might seem crazy(with the economy), but thats our love. We wouldn't move anywhere without the proper research, jobs landed and everything...all I'm looking for are some ideas of teacher friendly towns

THANK YOU
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Old 04-17-2009, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I know the cost of living here is very high, but my fiance and I teach in NYC and are buying a house on Long Island just outside the city. Teachers live fairly comfortably here since the salaries are decent. After teaching for about 20 years, we're going to make about 200k together. The pension for NYC teachers is very nice too. I don't think they have this sort of pension anywhere else. We also don't get too too much snow here. The city and Long Island don't get hit nearly as much as inland does.

We also have the most powerful teacher union in the country, so you don't have to worry about being laid off.

What are you 2 certified in?
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Old 04-17-2009, 02:01 PM
 
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Thank you for your info, sounds nice
We'll be getting our credentials here in California
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Old 04-17-2009, 02:23 PM
 
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I know the NYC department of ed has job fairs/interviews in CA sometimes. What are you certified in?
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Old 04-17-2009, 03:59 PM
 
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what is that teacher salary @ 43k ??? Is this elementary, h.s. level, CC, university???

I have toyed with the thought about teaching at a CC down the line as a career... so this is not good news if that is starting salary for those.
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Old 04-17-2009, 04:01 PM
 
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43k for teaching a community college FT is probably about that. It really isn't that much money. It may even be less than that. I remember one of my FT professors at SUNY Cortland said they only made around 45k.
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Old 04-17-2009, 04:02 PM
 
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43k for teaching a community college FT is probably about that. It really isn't that much money. It may even be less than that. I remember one of my FT professors at SUNY Cortland said they only made around 45k.
OUCH... that is a shame... I made 52K (25/hr) doing IT in chicago, which probably correlates to the 60-70k range in the bay area... doesn't seem like a good career move! lol ...Again, this is toying with the idea for down the road...Also generally it seems college professors don't get the perk of a mostly summer off like h.s. would (which I'm sure pays even less)
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Old 04-17-2009, 04:04 PM
 
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Well, if you have PhD and are going to teach at a fairly nice university, then it may be a bit higher. I don't know too much about that. I teach at the other end of the spectrum--elementary lol.
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Old 04-17-2009, 05:50 PM
 
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43 starting for a HS teacher with only BA and credentials, for a community college here its about 46-47 starting
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Old 04-17-2009, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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43 starting for a HS teacher with only BA and credentials, for a community college here its about 46-47 starting
How much is it per hour?
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