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Old 05-12-2020, 03:01 PM
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The post says it all. I'm a teacher, single parent, planning to relocate to the Portland or Vancouver (or surrounding) area sometime in the Summer of 2021. I plan to have about 15k saved up, hoping to rent a 2 bedroom apartment (average going rate I've seen is about 1200 - 1500 a month). I'll be in my 6th year of teaching, along with 2 master's degrees so, based on salary schedules I've seen, I'll be okay as far as a salary goes (though, I'd be really appreciative if there's a teacher floating around out there in the area that could set me straight if I have some misconceptions). I guess, basically what I'm looking for is any information folks are willing to throw my way. I'm certified to teach High School English, Social Studies, 12th Grade AP Lit, and Special Education...so you know...if there's a principal out there that's gonna be looking about that time...

So yes, bombard me with information wonderful humans.
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Old 05-13-2020, 05:00 PM
Location: Portland, OR
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Summer of '21? Not to be obvious, but ... we are all in the midst of an unfolding reset of the world as we knew it. Even the summer of '22 is unclear as to whether we will have full use of the economy or not. I don't think it is that much of an overstatement to predict the end of classroom teaching as a full-time occupation. Were I the o.p. I would be adding 'distance learning' continuing education credits to my skill set to be competitive. Also $1200/mo. sounds very low for 2BD in an area where one plans to raise a family. I would assume a figure closer to the $1500/mo. end of the range.
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Old 05-13-2020, 06:14 PM
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Maybe Camas or Washougal in Washington?

I agree about acquiring distance learning teaching skills.
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