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Old 06-19-2011, 09:49 AM
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My name is Lisa Edwards and I am looking to see if any schools in Southern Illinois need new or additional speech therapists. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:13 PM
Location: chester il
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Hi nice to meet you. The best place to look would be carbondale,Marion area. My friends son goes to one & the closest is carbondale. Southern Illinois is a big area. What area interest you bigger or smaller towns. Also look at cape girardeau mo its right across the bridge from Illinois.
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:06 PM
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Incoming teachers to IL must meet Il teaching standards. A great many of our teachers graduate from ISU. Illinois State Board of Education - Illinois Learning Standards

Here's some things you should know about IL. it's an AG state. Towns are generally small and seperated by miles of corn and beans. Chicago has the largest MSA. It is followed by St. Louis area. Following the largest two clusters is Peoria with nearly 500,000, Springfield, Bloomington - Normal and Urbana-Champaign. Decatur, Quincy, Moline and southern Illinois are generally smaller MSA areas. Champain and Normal have the largest student populations due to their universities. Normal also has a college prepratory University High School with an average of 1000 student.

What Peoria offers is Montessori, religious education, and District 150 public education that includes gifted, college prep, austic and troubled children. Inside of Peoria County (excluding Peoria District 150) you find Peoria Heights K-12, Dunlap K-12, Bartonville K-8, Farmington K-12, Brimfield K-12 and Chillicothe K-12

Outside of Peoria County, there are schools in nearby Tazewell and Woodfrod Counties. Eureka K-12, Washington K-12, Morton K-12, Robein K-8, East Peoria K-12, Creve Coeur K-8, Pekin K-12, Tremont K-12 and Metamora K-12. .

Peoria District 150 is the largest school district in the area with 3 high schools. Peoria Heights, Robein, Washington, Morton, Metamora, Tremont and Dunlap all well regarded districts. East Peoria is also a large district; its K-8 is very good, but the students are moved every two years to a new school as are some students in Peoria 150.

IL schools are divided: K-6, 7-8, 9-12 and and most districts do have a seperate junior high school buildings. Peoria District 150 does have speech therapists on staff. I cannot speak to the other districts, but if help is needed of this I am sure: it will be available. There is also a foundation in Peoria that offers two years of continuing education to high school graduates.

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Old 07-11-2012, 01:35 PM
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Hey Lisa, I work for a staffing company that places SLP, PT, and OT around the country in school settings. We currently have several SLP positions in IL. You can find out more by visiting [url=http://www.providastaff.com]Providastaff - Healthcare Staffing Company - Therapy Jobs & Careers - Providastaff[/url].
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