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When applying to be a teacher, do you apply by district or by school?

Like if you apply for "Salem District School", do they assign a school for that district or do you choose the available openings for each school within the district?

Asked By: Alex S - 8/4/2010
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I've been following the job market for teachers as a hobby, and I can tell you it varies. I'm giving you a link to all the current jobs in teaching in Illinois. Your state probably has something similar. As you can see from the link, some have you reply to human resources, some to a consultant, some to a school... More
Answered By: Mike S - 8/4/2010
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You apply to the district. If, for example, they have math openings at two different middle schools, both principals might sit in at your interview. You don't choose. You might express a preference, say if you were a graduate of a particular school, and make your preference known to that school.
Answered By: William B - 8/4/2010
 
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Answered By: BOBBY C. - 8/4/2010
 
In CA, one applies to the district for the specific school one wishes to be employed; also, the district may assign you to one of their schools if you do not have a particular preference.
Answered By: Goddess Eostre - 8/4/2010
 
Hi Kelly, First I want to say I'm happy that you have decided to teach as your service to your community. We are not appreciated enough, and we do not encourage each other enough. It is not a job, nor a career that you seek - it is a service to children and also to their parents. I applaud your decision and... More
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Answered By: THE SINGER - 8/4/2010
 
You apply to the district and they will send you to the schools that have openings in your subject. Or sometimes the principals come to the district office for interviews. It is very rare that a district office will hire a teacher without the principal of the school getting a chance to be in the interview.
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Answered By: Donald B - 8/4/2010
 
Just to add some information that I didn't notice posted above (sorry if it is... More
Answered By: lro8232 - 8/4/2010
 
By District. Try registering with REAP for example NMREAP.net. You apply once and then you just click on the jobs you want. Many of the states belong to REAP. District DO look at this site.
Answered By: hmmmm - 8/4/2010
 
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