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Old 12-02-2007, 09:02 AM
 
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Hi!
I just completed my NJ certification for teaching and want to teach in NJ. I live in Bucks County PA and was wondering where I could commute to in NJ that was no more than an hour away from Bucks County PA. Can anyone suggest any areas? I really should just buy a map but I thought I could get better info about the areas from people who live there. Thanks!
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Old 12-02-2007, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Mount Laurel
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Where at in Bucks do you live? I would imagine Mercer or Burlington counties would be your best bets.
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Old 12-02-2007, 04:53 PM
 
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Where at in Bucks do you live? I would imagine Mercer or Burlington counties would be your best bets.
Mercer County is your best bet, as JerzBoy said, specifically Princeton or West Windsor.
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:12 AM
 
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Depending on where you are in Bucks, you could also look at Hunterdon or Warren counties of NJ.
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Old 12-04-2007, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Central Jersey
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I'm curious, why do you want to teach in New Jersey? If you could get a position in Council Rock or Central Bucks districts you'd get a pretty nice salary.
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Old 12-15-2007, 06:25 PM
 
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I graduated in 2004 and trying to get a job in Bucks County is like trying to squeeze an orange through a pinhole. Imagine applying for 1 specific job when you know you are running against 500 or more so applicants for the same job, and that is not an exaggeration. I am trying to open up a new avenue by looking for a job in NJ. My husband and I cannot relocate do to his job.
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Old 12-15-2007, 06:45 PM
 
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I graduated in 2004 and trying to get a job in Bucks County is like trying to squeeze an orange through a pinhole. Imagine applying for 1 specific job when you know you are running against 500 or more so applicants for the same job, and that is not an exaggeration. I am trying to open up a new avenue by looking for a job in NJ. My husband and I cannot relocate do to his job.
Your odds aren't going to be all that much better in NJ- in fact, they may be worse because it's often about "who you know" in the NJ school districts. Most of the districts in NJ aren't exactly growing by leaps and bounds, so the only positions available are usually those due to retirements/resignations.
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Old 12-20-2007, 10:20 PM
 
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Well that is rather depressing news. At this point, anything is worth a shot.
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Old 12-21-2007, 05:43 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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Good luck, but a move to a growing area is probably in your future. Many districts in growing areas are dead opposite of PA and NJ. They are begging for teachers and will eat your relo for you along with a bit of a sign on bonus.
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Old 12-21-2007, 07:01 AM
 
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Here in Cinnaminson (not a bad commute depending on how far from the Burlington Bristol you are) quite a few people have gone from temporary to permanent positions in the past few years. What happens is they go out on maternity and choose to stay home with the child.
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