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Old 01-14-2013, 03:36 PM   #16
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Congrats to your daughter! In this economy it's a huge achievement to land a job, especially one you've been training hard for!
That's what I was thinking! Graduating in December and getting a good job in January??? That's awesome
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:46 PM   #17
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:07 PM   #18
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Awesome! Congrats to your daughter!
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:12 PM   #19
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DD#2 graduated in Dec with a degree in SpEd teaching. She filled out application for over 75 school districts in the Chicago area.

She had two interviews before Christmas and was offered jobs by each of them. She decided to turn them down because they were both for teacher aid positions. She did the math and decided that the hourly wage wasn't worth the cost of travel. She also considered that they were both small districts so the opportunity for a teaching position wasn't that great.

She was a little bummed but decided to stick it out.

She got a call a week ago Friday but was working with the camp from our park district with the special needs kids. It was the only day that she worked. I took the message and told the lady that she wouldn't be available until after 5pm. She told me who she was and that she really wanted to speak to DD. She gave me her personal cell# and asked DD to call her whenever she could.

Long story short, DD called and they set up an interview. She was interviewing for 3 open positions. 1 was a contract teaching position, 1 was a long -term sub teaching position probably lasting until the end of the year and 1 was for a teacher's aid position.

Saturday, the SpEd director left a message asking DD to call her cell as soon as she could. She offered DD the contracted teaching position!

DD is so excited as our we. The school board is set to approve her hiring tonight and DD should be starting very soon. She will be teaching a classroom of about 5 elementary students that all have Autism.

The best part of all is that the school is less than 1 1/2 miles from our house. It's a huge school district (3 high schools, 6 middle schools and 20 elementary schools) so hopefully she'll have a position next school year as well.
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Congratulations to your daughter! To get a teaching position that quickly after graduation, and in the middle of the year, is awesome! And what a relief, especially in this economy. Good for her!
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A totally irrelevant one?
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:13 PM   #20
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OP Congrats to your DD on landing a positiion in a HUGE district. As I'm sure you were thinking this will hopefully help her to have good job security.

Talking Hands - Congrats on having a HUGERer district.
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:15 PM   #21
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That's wonderful!!!

I've been teaching high school math since 1980, and it's the only career in the world for me. I'm hoping your daughter finds it as fulfilling as I do!
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:51 PM   #22
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Congratulations to your DD! A class that is probably similar to your daughter's visits my library every week - I adore them! All the best to her!

As for the following, who would think that was necessary on a thread like this?

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BTW that is not a huge district at all. Our district is one of the largest in the country and that is smaller than one of our regions.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:03 PM   #23
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We have 6 regions all with multiple high schools, middle and elementary schools. we are in region 6 with 5 high schools. Entire district has at least 30 high schools and numerous middle and elementary schools. I have 4 within 10 blocks of my house.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:07 PM   #24
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Well,bless your heart.
Being born and bred in the deep South, I heartily agree.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:34 PM   #25
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I'm so happy for her---great news!!!
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:38 PM   #26
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Congrats to your dd. Her logic is correct about the number of opportunities in a large district or a highly sought after one. It takes a special kind of person to teach special needs kids.

For what it's worth your district is huge compared to what we have here in Nj. It's rare for a district here to have more than 1 hs.
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OP- congrats to your daughter. My son will be applying for positions for the next school year. He's majoring in deaf studies and is looking to get into the school district to be an interpreter for the kids.
In most states your son will have to at least have a state level to interpret in the school system. Some require national certification via NIC or EIPA. Hopefully he is a program that is preparing him for the testing required. There are both written and practical exams
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The OP stated that her daughter is going to be teaching in a huge district and I was commenting on that fact. It doesn't take away from the fact that she got the job abd I did congratulate her on that. The size of that district is a nice sized district.
I work in a huge district. 3rd in the nation I believe. Wish I was in a smaller one.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:53 PM   #29
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Congrats! I'm from the Chicago burbs (have since moved) and my friends there are having a terrible time finding teaching positions. My SIL got SpEd right out of undergrad in Oakbrook but she had to go for her masters by next fall or she's out. Rough market so you're daughter is very blessed! Now I'm very curious which suburb, but I'll respect your privacy
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:22 PM   #30
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OP, congrats to your daughter. She's lucky to find a job like this in the middle of the school year. They obviously recognized that she has the talent necessary to work with these wonderfully special kids.
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