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Old 08-20-2009, 06:42 AM
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I know this question's been asked a few times, but I was hoping for some information more specific to my situation. My girlfriend and I love Louisville and have considered moving down there for quite a while.

Basically, how's the job market for teachers down there? We live in Indianapolis, so we're not too far away, but the idea of moving is somewhat frightening. My girlfriend teaches elementary special ed. and has been doing it for about a year now, and I'm working toward my license in secondary English education. I'm in my second year as a Language Arts Paraprofessional at the high school level, though, so I have some experience in the field.

We should both have a couple years of experience under our belts by the time we move. I don't think she'd have too much trouble getting a job, being special ed. and all, but I don't know about myself. Any thoughts?

P.S. You have a wonderful city down there!
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:46 PM
Location: louisville, ky
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I know of many people who have just graduated and gotten on with the JCPS system. You can always try suburban school systems (Oldham, Bullitt, Shelby). Those school systems may be hiring as well.
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Old 10-14-2009, 01:15 PM
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My husband took a teaching job here after graduating from a university in Ohio. He was hired directly in and we were given a LOT of help as to what the good areas are to move to, apartment recommendations, ect . The schools were very helpful and it seems that it is pretty easy to get a teaching job. Louisville Metro is pretty large and for teaching, pays fairly competitively. (about 10 grand more than OH) We also have friends from OH who are considering teaching for JCPS after not being able to find jobs elsewhere or being laid-off. Of course, like any large city, there are the good schools and the bad schools but with a couple years of experience you can find a decent school to teach it. They are also very good about helping teachers transferring to different schools within the Metro area. Good Luck!
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