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Old 07-25-2006, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Hi Everyone!

I was just wondering if there are any other teachers moving to NC? I am from Long Island, and I can't even get an interview, so I am thinking of moving to NC. On a whim I sent my application to Charlotte-Mecklenberg, and they called me for an interview, but I think I am going to wait a year and apply to Wake or Union Counties, as I am interested in towns in those places.

Where are you other teachers applying and how is the job search going for you?
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Old 07-25-2006, 05:13 AM
 
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Wake is near Raleigh, Union near Charlotte (3 hr difference) - Union Cty is growing so you may want to ck it out now, may be openings...I am researching the schools in the area and went to one of Unions Elementary websites and they had bios, some teachers are from LI - Good luck.
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Old 07-25-2006, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Thanks Weis!

I have friends in the Charlotte area and I am interested in Cary/Apex too, so I am considering both areas. I'll probably end up in whichever I can get a job in!
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Old 07-25-2006, 10:23 AM
 
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Good luck in getting a teaching job. My sister's friend moved down there several years ago and is doing well. I know what it's like on Long Island to get a teaching job (never got one interview myself). It's a jungle here. Who you know and how many strings they can pull for you.

Your best bet is to move on.
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Old 07-25-2006, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I have a client who works at Youngsville Elementary, about 5 minutes outside of Wake Forest. She will actually live in Raleigh, right beside Wake Forest, after we close on her new home July 31st. She loves the school. For those of you that may want to apply...its Franklin County School System. Vicki
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Old 07-25-2006, 06:15 PM
 
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Thanks for everyone's help!


Just out of curiosity, but does anyone here teach at one of the year-round schools down there?
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Old 07-25-2006, 06:53 PM
 
Location: MD - by the bay (from PA to FL to CO to MD -now onto NC!)
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Hi Emm,

I am a gonna-be teacher moving to NC when I graduate. I have to say, I am hoping the job market for teachers is good there. If its not I am in aheap of trouble!

I don't really want to work in Mecklenberg, I am looking for toward the Catawba area. I am really nervous about starting my first job in such an unfamiliar place, but whenever I've visited I have found the people there to be very nice and helpful.

Keeping my fingers crossed.. I am visiting the first week of August to check neighborhoods out more thoroughly. I want to see if there are any schools with support staff/ admin available to talk with.
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Old 07-25-2006, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Whimsical-

I agree, I hope us teachers can get jobs down there. I'm nervous about starting teaching in a new place too. Please post about how your visit in August goes!! Good luck!
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Old 07-25-2006, 07:21 PM
 
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Hi Everyone!

I was just wondering if there are any other teachers moving to NC? I am from Long Island, and I can't even get an interview, so I am thinking of moving to NC. On a whim I sent my application to Charlotte-Mecklenberg, and they called me for an interview, but I think I am going to wait a year and apply to Wake or Union Counties, as I am interested in towns in those places.

Where are you other teachers applying and how is the job search going for you?
DON'T go to Wake County. This school system here is a mess. Union County sounds better from what I've heard said on this forum. There is a severe shortage of teachers here and it's with good reason, they are very underpaid and the district is a mess. WCPSS needs a serious overhall or be disolved and broken up into town school districts.
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Old 07-25-2006, 07:56 PM
 
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I Received a teaching job within a few weeks after applying to Wake county. They are opening 7 new schools this year!!! It all depends on what you are teaching and the demand for that position. I am a math teacher so I received plenty of offers...However, if you interview for a school check out their grades and demographics. There are some great schools in Wake county, however their are some poor ones that you may not want to be at...Good luck
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