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Old 03-14-2008, 06:07 PM
 
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I am looking at different teaching jobs in North Carolina and wanted some advice on where I should go and where I should not go.

Any suggestions??

Missy
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:26 PM
 
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The Department of Public Instruction is probably the first place you should go.
North Carolina Public Schools
https://schooljobs.dpi.state.nc.us/hrms/HRMSHome.Nsf/VacantPosition?openform (broken link)
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:47 PM
 
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well, I have a list of vacancies, but just would like to know where is the best places to look at.
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Old 03-14-2008, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Southern NC
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I think our county (Lincoln) is still giving teachers incentives to move here and teach...
they were in the recent past anyway....
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Old 03-14-2008, 09:29 PM
 
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Is that Lincolnton? I was looking at this area.
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Old 03-15-2008, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Southern NC
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Is that Lincolnton? I was looking at this area.
Yes! Check it out!
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Old 03-15-2008, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I am a teacher originally from Ohio and I got hired in Cumberland County. It is not the best school district in the world, but you shouldn't have trouble finding a job here. There are some good schools and some not so good ones.
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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Wake County, which encompasses Raleigh and Cary schools, is hiring. Good area to be -- more so for teachers than families with kids being redistricted annually. The neighboring counties may, or may not, be looking for personnel, too.

I'm a retired HS teacher, from down on the NC Coast, and New Hanover County (as well as other coastal areas) are always popular places to teach -- Wilmington is 7 miles from Wrightsville Beach. Many young teachers work at Ashley HS, and live at Carolina Beach. The jobs get snapped-up, though, and because NHCS has many applicants from whom to select, you should have great credentials, recommendations, and be (ideally) in a high-need area. I know they are almost begging for media resource personnel right now -- in 'critical need?'

I've been doing some substitute-teaching in Wake County, and I've been impressed with the facilities and the children I've worked with. Most of the schools have had a 'healthy climate,' congenial to teaching, I think.

Be aware of the fact NC schools, regardless of where you go, are "test" conscious -- they wants results. Just for whatever that's worth. Puts a lot of stress on some.
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Old 03-21-2008, 08:41 AM
 
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I recieved a contract last year from Cumberland and have a good friend that lives there. Since I have not heard wonderful things about the school, I thought I would look elsewhere. Any place you would teach in NC if you had a choice right now?
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Old 03-21-2008, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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I know a lot about the Triangle area. I taught in Chapel Hill-Carrboro, Orange County, and Durham Public Schools. Definitely don't go to Durham. Chapel Hill-Carrboro is wonderful, but there usually aren't too many vacancies. I had my dream job there. I enjoyed Orange County as well. Wake County is big, so there are a lot of options...some better than others. I had several offers in Wake, loved the schools but didn't want to drive. Same with Guilford County (Greensboro). Vance County was another smaller school system where I enjoyed the people I met when interviewing. I also know several people who are long time teachers and administrators in Johnston County (just east of Wake County), and they love it there.
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