Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary
 [Register]
Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary The Triangle Area
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 06-27-2008, 11:58 AM
 
85 posts, read 311,725 times
Reputation: 66

Advertisements

Seems like so many teachers move to the area and work for Wake County. It also seems that perhaps the hiring process is getting more competitive. What about Durham? Anyone had experience going from Wake County to Durham county school? I suppose it depends on which school, but generally, are Durham schools "more desperate"?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-29-2008, 09:24 AM
 
3,155 posts, read 10,761,943 times
Reputation: 2128
Quote:
Originally Posted by BettyBoop108 View Post
Seems like so many teachers move to the area and work for Wake County. It also seems that perhaps the hiring process is getting more competitive. What about Durham? Anyone had experience going from Wake County to Durham county school? I suppose it depends on which school, but generally, are Durham schools "more desperate"?
I'm not a teacher so I don't have direct experience with the hiring process. But I do have a child in the DPS system. Last fall when school opened my son's class did not have a teacher because the school grew so much over the summer. So they were in the process of finding a permanent teacher for his class as well as a couple of other grades so they could reduce class size in those grades. We did not get our permanent teacher until 5 weeks into the school year, which was incredibly frustrating as a parent. But the principal told us parents that if she wanted just anyone in the position she could have had it filled before school started. But she was waiting to find a quality teacher who would be a good fit. And I have to say we LOVED who she hired. Top notch teacher!!! Amazing things happened in that classroom and all the kids & parents loved her.

For the most part I feel all the teachers at my child's son are quality teachers. I've also had the opportunity to meet some DPS elementary teachers from schools that serve a large Title I population. The ones I've met are incredible too and have a real vision and desire to make a difference in these kids lives.

So from my experience DPS is not "more desperate". You also have to remember Durham is very close to Chapel Hill, where UNC turns out a lot of graduates in education so that helps the pool of applicates.

Good luck with your search!

Last edited by PDXmom; 06-29-2008 at 09:25 AM.. Reason: sp
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top