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Old 03-24-2014, 05:40 PM
 
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Hi everyone,

I've cruised a few similar threads but I figured I would post to try to get more up-to-date responses.

My fiancé and I are tentatively moving to Oregon from California in August, if all my funding for graduate school comes through. I will be pursuing a Masters at OSU and he will be looking for teaching jobs, having finished his CA Credential program. We're both sick of the culture and overpopulation in Southern California, and moving to Oregon has been our dream for awhile. (But neither of us have ever been there!!) I'm not sure what town exactly we'll end up in after I graduate, but with my career plans it will likely either be Corvallis, Portland area, or somewhere coastal like Newport.

So my question is this - What area/town might be best for us to aim to settle in, long-term? We want somewhere good to raise kids (eventually), with opportunities for jobs in education. Maybe not a teeny-tiny town, but somewhere with a nice small town feel and open-minded culture. I would love to hear from people who have lived in several different areas of the state, and from anyone who has gotten or is currently pursuing teaching jobs in the state.

Thanks for any words of wisdom, advice, or feedback!
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Oregon & Sunsites Arizona
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It is best to come here. What is good for me, or any other poster may well be hell for you. Once you select an area you like we can tell you the good or the bad. As a Student you will like Corvallis. It is a good place for Liberals to raise a family. Not so much so for the more Conservative as the local government will drive you to tears. But Corvallis is far more Conservative than Eugene. Teaching Jobs, Eh... Don't expect much if any. If he is Bilingual he can maybe bump an English Only speaker, but don't expect his peers to be real happy about it.

Are you really considering a school without ever being here?
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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Unless your fiancee has some special certifications, he will have a hard time finding teaching jobs here.

I actually think Corvallis might be a good long term fit for you based on what you wrote.
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Oregon & Sunsites Arizona
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Unless your fiancee has some special certifications, he will have a hard time finding teaching jobs here.

I actually think Corvallis might be a good long term fit for you based on what you wrote.
I would have agreed normally, and then Portland had a teacher hiring fair. Almost 200 teachers needed they said.
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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I would have agreed normally, and then Portland had a teacher hiring fair. Almost 200 teachers needed they said.
Well Salem just announced an $8M surplus and I know hiring back teachers will likely be a part of that surplus.
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Oregon & Sunsites Arizona
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Well Salem just announced an $8M surplus and I know hiring back teachers will likely be a part of that surplus.

All good.
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