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Old 05-14-2007, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Lancaster County, PA
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Hello,

I am a 2005 grad. of Lebanon Valley College with a B.S. in elementary and special education. I am currently PA Certified in both el. ed (k-6) and special ed. (k-12). I am currently looking at moving north from my home in PA and was just looking to see what advice I could get from anyone about teaching in/moving to North Carolina, in particular the coastal area. Our family has spent many summers vacationing along the Northern Sections of the Outer Banks and have always found the area/culture/people to be a great fit. (I know, when your on a vacation, everything seems to be perfect.) I realize that life is not always like a vacation.

The job I have for this school year (2006-2007 school year) is not a full-time possition, but has allowed me to save some money for a move. The area in which I live is a hotbed of teachers, making a full-time salary job hard to come by. Plus, being a young guy who loves the outdoors and running, the area is very attractive. Any answers/input on the following questions would be a huge help.

1. How is the job market for teachers in the state?
2. What parts of the states should I be looking for jobs?
3. I have been looking some at home prices and some parts are high, while others are low by central PA standards. Any good places for a kid just starting out?



I greatly appreciate any and all of your thoughts on this topic.
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Old 05-15-2007, 07:56 AM
 
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I know this isn't coastal but CMS is looking for teachers.

http://www.charlotte.com/408/story/116636.html (broken link) is a recent article about the openings available.

Not sure of the salaries but there are certainly a lot of open positions.
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Old 05-16-2007, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Lancaster County, PA
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Thanks for the link Markh. I'm not so sure I want to be that far west at this point in my life, but I will take a look at what the city has to offer.
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Old 05-16-2007, 10:34 AM
 
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I was on the Union County schools website today and there were a lot of teacher positions listed.
WHy don't you go to the school websites of the counties you like, and see what types of listings they have posted. Then see if you can afford to live anywhere near there!
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Old 05-16-2007, 12:39 PM
 
Location: in a house
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Hello,

I am a 2005 grad. of Lebanon Valley College with a B.S. in elementary and special education. I am currently PA Certified in both el. ed (k-6) and special ed. (k-12). I am currently looking at moving north from my home in PA and was just looking to see what advice I could get from anyone about teaching in/moving to North Carolina, in particular the coastal area. Our family has spent many summers vacationing along the Northern Sections of the Outer Banks and have always found the area/culture/people to be a great fit. (I know, when your on a vacation, everything seems to be perfect.) I realize that life is not always like a vacation.

The job I have for this school year (2006-2007 school year) is not a full-time possition, but has allowed me to save some money for a move. The area in which I live is a hotbed of teachers, making a full-time salary job hard to come by. Plus, being a young guy who loves the outdoors and running, the area is very attractive. Any answers/input on the following questions would be a huge help.

1. How is the job market for teachers in the state?
2. What parts of the states should I be looking for jobs?
3. I have been looking some at home prices and some parts are high, while others are low by central PA standards. Any good places for a kid just starting out?

I greatly appreciate any and all of your thoughts on this topic.
Depends where on the east coast you go. Not as densely populated on OBX outside of tourist season, plus some of the counties are not as well funded as the rest of the state. I would refer you to the state website for more information. Good Luck!
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Old 05-16-2007, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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As much as I hate to say it some of the schools nearer to the coast are downright pitiful. I saw one over there that had all of the grades in one old building and it wasn't a big building either. It was at least a 1950's era school and in need of help. The state does kick in the huge majority of the schools operating budgets but I think it's up to the county to come up with the capital budget for the most part. In counties with sparse populations coming up with 20 to 30 mill for a new school can be a unsurmountable challenge. To compound the problems those types of counties are loosing population making the problems worse.
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