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Old 06-13-2012, 10:21 AM
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Hi all. This is my first-ever post.

My wife and I are planning to relocate from Chicago––where I went to school at DePaul University, College of Education––to Louisville. I have Illinois Certification in Middle & High school English, and have nearly attained Kentucky licensure for the same.

I have completed the Jefferson County School District application for employment in my areas of specialty. I know that finding work, as a new teacher, in public schools is fairly difficult (considering the amount of displaced public school teachers who have priority toward any open positions, and the multitude of other reasons that exist).

Does anyone have any suggestions about where else I may have better chances of getting my foot in the door as first-year, secondary English teacher?

Thanks in advance for any responses.
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:47 PM
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Lots and Lots of Private schools in Louisville.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:00 PM
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Check surrounding counties as well. Bullitt, Oldham, etc.
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:01 AM
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Thank you for the information. I appreciate it.
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:42 AM
Location: Anchorage, KY
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Originally Posted by growlur View Post
I'd avoid Louisville. The public schools suck and the private schools are full of snotty nosed rich kids that think they own the world. Little do they know they're living in a **** ant town that literally stinks. Chicago is awesome. Stay there. You'll hate Louisville.
People like you who only look for negatives instead of finding and enjoying what makes Louisville great should just either crawl up in a hole or move someplace you want to be! I've lived in many cities both in the United States and Europe and can tell you that Louisville is certainly not that bad at all. Louisville has a lot going for it that you obviously haven't found.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:36 PM
Location: NoVA
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Go to this website, https://applications.education.ky.gov/keps/default.aspx All teacher vacancies created after July 1, 2012 in the state are required to be posted on it. Ones that were created before that date which haven't been filled yet are on this site: Certified Vacancies Job Search - Advanced On the old one you can use the advanced search option use regions (Jefferson County/Louisville is region 3) which will give nearby school districts. I have no clue why they got rid of this option on the new site as it was useful for people not wed to one district, however you can use it to help get some names of nearby districts. Hope this helps.
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:02 PM
Location: Kentucky
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I would definitely try Bullitt county. When was in school we had a lot of first year teachers. i graduated last year but I've heard they still are hiring more.
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