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Old 05-24-2009, 08:00 PM
 
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Hubby got a transfer to job in Galveston. We are re-locating to the area. I teach HS Math or Science. Any advice on what might be a good school for teachers? I currently teach at a self-paced Alternative High School (drop out recovery program) with a fairly liberal climate and I LOVE it. Know of any similar schools in the Galveston/SE Houston area? Also we'll be looking to buy a house in the $180k range with a large yard, mature trees, and a reasonable commute (to Galveston for him and to wherever for me.....) Any advice is appreciated as we're not that familiar with the area....
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Old 05-24-2009, 08:04 PM
 
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Wherever you end up, schools are always looking for math or science teachers. And something for $180K should be found. League City or Dickinson area maybe?

Don't know about alternative schools with a liberal climate though, but maybe they handle the "at-risk" crowd better than they did when I was in school. Seems like most districts are just as interested in getting the dropouts out of the system as fast as they can so they don't weigh down the test scores.
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Old 05-24-2009, 08:20 PM
 
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Oh, I have no doubt that I will be able to "find a teaching job'....but....I am so spoiled now. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE my current teaching situatiion! I'd rather stay here and commute down to the coast every weekend for a visit than end up in some awful teaching situation. And, believe me, some teaching situations can be awful! Totally unmotivated students, tyranical administrators, crazy parents.....ack!
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Old 05-24-2009, 08:33 PM
 
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Within HISD you might check into Carnegie Vanguard and possibly Eastwood Academy, both on the south/southeast side. Google them and see what you find on them.

As far as neighborhoods, it depends on what you like. There are some nice clean-cut suburban options in places like Clear Lake or Friendswood. If suburban environments are not your thing, there are some other options southeast. Depends on what you want.
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...s/5473162.html

http://www.vanguardian.org/Overview/A_Few_Achievements/ (broken link)
http://www.eastwoodacademy.org/announcements/eastwood-academy-ranked-as-one-of-hisds-top-3-recognized-high-schools/ (broken link)

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