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Old 04-03-2012, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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Hello all,

I am planning a move to Richmond this summer, but am not sure what the timeline is on getting a teaching job for the 2012-13 school year. I've called Henrico & Chesterfield, but they were somewhat vague on when jobs would be posted, keep checking the website, that sort of thing.

So. . .anyone know anything about upcoming hiring fairs in the area? And what are some other convenient school systems to Richmond? Richmond Public Schools pay a little less, so I don't know if I would go for it. Goochland?

Just for informational purposes, I teach ED/BD special ed, and have for about 8 years. I'd also be interested in private, SpEd only schools.

Thanks!
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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How about Hanover?
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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How about Hanover?
I will check that one out, thanks!
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:48 PM
 
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Smile teaching jobs

Not sure you are still checking....but in case you are.

I am finishing up my first year with Henrico Co and I can tell you that they are now starting to post jobs for the next school year; however, more will be posted throughout the summer. Current teachers will not get contracts until next week due to retirement adjustments...so the whole process will probably be delayed. Henrico usually posts some jobs individually and then also a lump posting (exp. general posting for all SPED positions and then they farm your application out to all positions that meet your qualifications). I did my student teaching in this county and put in my application early...but it was mid-to-late summer before the interviews really started rolling in and I didn't get hired until mid-August. I am certain that they will have SPED jobs available in Henrico and the more flexible you are the better the chance.

Many of the surrounding counties (Hanover, Chesterfield, etc.) are broke and have been saying that they will NOT be hiring teachers! Don't get discouraged by this though.

Jobs were limited last spring/summer when I started applying so I did put in applications with private schools as well...just in case you are interested I am adding some private schools in the area that I am slightly familiar with (from interviewing, etc.)

1. Charterhouse School - nice facility, supportive principal, small classes, all SPED, high needs students. Pay slightly lower than public but good benefits and the chance to work summer school program if interested.
Charterhouse School | Charterhouse School

2. St. Joseph's Villa - older facility (though many bldgs were getting remodeled), very small school (like 40 kids max), alternative placement for SPED kids. Not too familiar with pay but benefits were okay. There are also other "schools" here (autism, etc.)
Careers at St. Joseph's Villa

3. Hallmark Youthcare - small school for kids in residential treatment programs, nice facility, small school (I think it was under 100 kids), pay and benefits seemed good.
Hallmark Youthcare

4. Elk Hill - I have heard of this place and met the director years ago but not familiar with much else...residential day school. I believe they run several small schools in the area for students in alternative placements.
Elk Hill Schools

We also have several autism schools in the area as well as some other very specific schools. If you have any questions or are looking for specific programs just let me know at ekadkins@yahoo.com and I'll help as much as I can.
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Like the previous poster said, Henrico is going to be your best bet, but the pickins are slim, even in Special Ed (they're trying to get me in at Mills Godwin, which is where I coach wrestling, and the department chair said she doesn't think there will be any openings), which is why I'm putting all of my eggs in Northern Virginia; luckily I'm young and single and can pull up the tent stakes a lot easier than most people. I currently work as a paraprofessional in Richmond (avoid Richmond like the plague BTW, especially if you're white - there is a lot of reverse racism in their system). Given your experience I think you'll be fine.
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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Thanks all! I actually got a job with Henrico this week!
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