Hello everyone! I'm a 36 year old special education teacher, currently living and working in NY. I actually grew up in NJ, which is where I earned my degree in education. After living (and working) in NY for the past 10 years, my hubby and I have realized that we will never be able to afford to buy a house in our area, and so we're seriously contemplating a move back to NJ. We are familiar with Atlantic County, and know we can afford a modest home there. However, without jobs, this will be impossible.
Question: are the school districts in Atlantic County in need of teachers?
Would they want to hire someone with 10 years experience, versus a recent college grad whom they can pay less? What are the salaries for teachers like in Atlantic County? At what age can teachers retire in NJ?
I currently earn $65k, and am eligible to retire at 55. I get full health/dental benefits. Would the salary and benefits in NJ be comparable?
Many thanks in advance for replies and input, it is very appreciated!