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Old 02-25-2011, 06:21 PM
 
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Hi, wondering if ppl could give me some advice. I'm a high school (secondary level) Physical Education and Maths teacher. My long term boyfriend recently was offered a job in John Hopkins. I'm now trying to consider the possibilty of finding a job and a visa to work preferably in good private school (dont think im suited to the public system in baltimore!) ANY information at all would be appreciated!!!! I don't know wether it is realistic to try to get a teaching job in the states or not! Thanking everyone in advance
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Medfield neighborhood of Baltimore City
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There's a bunch of private schools in the Baltimore area, both religious and secular. There are rarely openings, but since you teach Math, you likely would have more traction. And there are all sorts of jobs for folks with a background in physical education. Don't know about the visa issue though, but hope you can come!
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:06 AM
 
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thanks medfieldbum for your response...it's tough knowing what the situation is in different countries!!! any body know where private schools advertise?! Or would it be a case of submitting résumés to individual schools? Would need to be somewhere within a reasonable commute to John Hopkins University...
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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You could try the Archdiocese of Baltimore. They have a site with job postings.
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:47 AM
 
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There's a bunch of private schools in the Baltimore area, both religious and secular. There are rarely openings, but since you teach Math, you likely would have more traction. And there are all sorts of jobs for folks with a background in physical education. Don't know about the visa issue though, but hope you can come!
Really? Where are all the PE jobs you speak of? I never see openings, maybe I am looking in the wrong place. Private schools? Is there a website that lists all private school jobs in the baltimore area or do you have to go to each school's website? Thanks,
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:01 AM
 
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i looked at that archdiocese of Baltimore website didn't see any job postings either. Sorry to annoy everyone but i've one last question!! I'm currently employed in a school in Ireland and finish there at the end of the term (4th June). Does anyone know when schools in Baltimore start hiring for September? I know that over here the hiring happens all around May through to August. So would I be better off introducing myself to schools during the summer months and handing them a résumé? thanks again!!
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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I'm no expert but I would think most schools and school systems would be doing their hiring from April through the summer in time for a September reopening. I looked at the archdiocese website and they did have some open positions.
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:42 AM
 
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Thanks jonjj just went back on and found the search link....thanks a million!
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:54 AM
 
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i looked at that archdiocese of Baltimore website didn't see any job postings either. Sorry to annoy everyone but i've one last question!! I'm currently employed in a school in Ireland and finish there at the end of the term (4th June). Does anyone know when schools in Baltimore start hiring for September? I know that over here the hiring happens all around May through to August. So would I be better off introducing myself to schools during the summer months and handing them a résumé? thanks again!!
If you're serious about this, you need to be proactive and not just expect a job to land in your lap or that walking around to schools to introduce yourself will be enough. The job market is awful for teachers right now and more are laid off every year. You will have competition for any job that comes open and they will likely have plenty of qualified candidates lined up as soon as they post an open job (right now there is only one math job posted and it was only posted a week ago... who knows if it's already been filled.) Therefore, you should assume that you need to do most of the legwork if you actually want to work. Their website says interviews for teaching candidates begin in April. So you need to start taking care of certification now and find out if you can even work in the US (that's another hurdle to consider) and get that paperwork taken care of, get your application submitted once that's done, and be ready to fly in for an interview if offered one starting in April.

It says they require that you be certified by the State, so although you are probably certified to teach in Ireland, you need to research what you will need to become certified in Maryland. It's different in every state and even US teachers moving state to state usually have some testing, applications or other requirements to meet.

Yes, this is a lot to do. Think about if you're really serious.
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Old 02-26-2011, 12:17 PM
 
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thanks h886! this is all a bit of a shock to me! my partner just got offered the job last Wednesday so i feel overwhelmed at the moment...there is so much to organize. In the middle of trying to sort out certification at present. Yikes and I thought jobs were tough to come by in Ireland....!
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