long island teaching jobs and nepotism

long island teaching jobs and nepotism

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STEVE ROGERS

Elmont, NY

#1 Aug 2, 2007
Is it possible to get a teaching job on Long Island without having a friend or relative in a district. I am getting very frustrated working in NYC Schools. Any advice for a frustrated Social Studies teacher.
melissa

White Plains, NY

#2 Aug 4, 2007
I worked in NYC for 5 years, now I'm living back on LI and have been trying to get a job for over a year, IMPOSSIBLE! I think there are just too many teachers on LI, besides it being "who you know". You will probably have an easier time with a Social Studies cert. Good Luck to you and the rest of us!
kimlee

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Jun 18, 2008
Public schools aren't the only places to get teaching jobs-If you have a special education degree, there are many more options.
kimlee

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Jun 18, 2008
Public schools aren't the only places to get teaching jobs-if you have a special education degree, there are many more options available.
Caryn

Westbury, NY

#5 Aug 3, 2008
I worked in NYC for 15 years. I took time off for maternity leave. 6 years instead of 5 and I lost my entire career. No one wants me anywhere. city or long island!
ASlawinski

Staten Island, NY

#7 Aug 12, 2008
I just moved to LI from North Carolina and have been looking for a special education job. Where do you suggest I apply? I've had interviews with 2 schools but not luck. I need to make at least what I was making in NC since the cost of living is so high.
ASlawinski

Staten Island, NY

#8 Aug 12, 2008
I hear it is difficult to get a job and that is why I am panicking. I moved here for my husband's job and with my experience + years of education I feel as if I'll never get hired. Just interviewed in Hicksville yesterday.
lauren

Uniondale, NY

#9 Sep 4, 2008
Unfortunately, Long island is one of those places where there is no shortage of teachers. School districts here no regard and are totally insensitive to people. That's why I'm changing careers.
Laura

Huntington Station, NY

#10 Oct 3, 2008
I searched for a teaching job on Long Island for a year and found nothing. I have since moved to the Hudson Valley and its the same story up here. Its sad, but its all who you know. I'm going to substitute for a while but will be searching for a new career. My certificate will expire soon and I won't be renewing it. I see no reason to because without the right connections its like being a licensed viking.
MrsW

AOL

#11 Oct 21, 2008
I am a certified English teacher with ten years of experience. I took time off to raise my family and have been subbing for the last two years in Nassau. This past winter, the district I had been subbing in hired an English teacher. Do you think they even invited me to interview for the job? No way. It went right to the girl who had been student teaching there that fall - who was the cheapest possible choice and not a total stranger. I will not even waste my time subbing anymore, since it obviously will not even get me an interview in a district in which I have been working. I am seriously considering falsifying my resume and pretending that I just graduated. At least I would have a chance to interview and maybe get lucky.
KJK

Ozone Park, NY

#12 Mar 21, 2009
I live on Long Island. Owned and ran a successful business for 20 years,switched careers because I had always wanted to teach. Got the education, Subbed for a year, did 3 long term leave replacements(all the work and sub pay). Accolades from parents, commendation from superintendent. When I told the principal I wanted to come back next year (as building sub)she told me I was going to get a teaching job, and that she was giving the position to a girl (22)( who's mother worked in the district office.) In the past 3 years I have applied to over 150 jobs posted on Long Island, sent resumes with custom cover letters to principals by name through the mail, physically
brought resumes in to schools and tried to meet principals, asked every person I know if they "know " anyone who knows an administrator to look at my resume.
I check every single week for new postings and apply.
FYI I am certified up... English, Reading all grades, elementary ed...6 more credits to SS...
last 3 years I am a trained K-3 Reading First Literacy Coach, and 1 year SS coordintor 4-8.
The school I work at in Brooklyn (NYC DOE) is a nightmare. 7 year olds curse out the teachers, run wild all day through the halls ripping down bulletin boards, kicking doors. Students frequently impose real violence on other students. I could go on.
I am regular looking, well-read, well-spoken, an d look about 45 years old.I have gotten 4 interviews over the last 3 years...I believe they post the jobs but already have someone in mind.
I don't want to give up. I really do love teaching.
Why only 4 interviews for 150 jobs for which I am qualified.
What's the mystery?
Sue

Bronx, NY

#13 Mar 28, 2009
I feel your pain. Don't feel too bad about it because you are in good company. Every teacher I know (elementary, preschool, SEIT's, etc) that are in private schools or in the city have all been applying through OLAS for YEARS and never even get called for the interview. I taught for 5 years in the city and started doing SEIT work when I had my children. I live on Long Island and I've been applying to everything that comes up and have not heard a thing. I also have 3 NYS certifications, great scores on all of my tests, 4.0 grade point average throughout my undergraduate and graduate work and NOTHING. I'm so glad a racked up $50,000 in school loans that I will never be able to pay off without a public school salary.
Kay Westchester NY

Bronx, NY

#14 Jun 12, 2009
I have two certifications. One in a supposed 'high need' area - Special Ed. I have over 3 years experience and exemplary letters of recommendation. I have applied to over 200 (honestly!) openings on OLAS and have never even once received a request for an interview. I would of been better off investing my money in the stock market than on a Masters in education.
Doug

Brooklyn, NY

#15 Jun 23, 2009
Wow - my son just graduated with BS English and minor in Philosphy. I was pushing him to teach/get his certification since the perks (summers off, good pay, blah balh) seem great, but maybe law school would be better option?
Ira Oceanside

Lynbrook, NY

#16 Jul 21, 2009
I also was in business for 20 years wemt back for my masters have a dual cert in 2 shortage areas special ed and earth science and I cant find a job I worked one year in a sub par school and it did not work out and I am still looking. I have applied upstate and LI OLAS is like a black hole resumes go in and nothing comes back
Ni Ni

Morris Plains, NJ

#17 Jul 21, 2009
kimlee wrote:
Public schools aren't the only places to get teaching jobs-if you have a special education degree, there are many more options available.
Where else can you get a teaching job if you have special ed. cert.
debbie

Katonah, NY

#18 Jul 29, 2009
Sue wrote:
I feel your pain. Don't feel too bad about it because you are in good company. Every teacher I know (elementary, preschool, SEIT's, etc) that are in private schools or in the city have all been applying through OLAS for YEARS and never even get called for the interview. I taught for 5 years in the city and started doing SEIT work when I had my children. I live on Long Island and I've been applying to everything that comes up and have not heard a thing. I also have 3 NYS certifications, great scores on all of my tests, 4.0 grade point average throughout my undergraduate and graduate work and NOTHING. I'm so glad a racked up $50,000 in school loans that I will never be able to pay off without a public school salary.
Just wondering how much work you get dong SEIT...do you like it?
Shelly

New Rochelle, NY

#19 Aug 8, 2009
There are way too many teachers available to teach. The administrators have a lot to choose from. The teaching cabinet is on overflow. Every other teacher has credentials and a master's. What more do we have to prove to get a job? It seems like everyone is qualified. It does come down to who you know. People never hire the right person for the job anyway this is how the world is. Not all teachers on Long Island are the best. Some present themselves as such. However, there are some teachers in the city who have more to offer.
Frustrated

Bronx, NY

#20 Aug 10, 2009
I have more student loans than I care to admit and can not find a job anywhere. NYS colleges should have higher standards of who they allow to enter teaching programs so that the market isn't as flooded and that there aren't so many of us in this position.
Ken

Huntington Station, NY

#21 Aug 26, 2009
lauren wrote:
Unfortunately, Long island is one of those places where there is no shortage of teachers. School districts here no regard and are totally insensitive to people. That's why I'm changing careers.
Lauren: I'm due to be certified in social studies in a year and a half. If you don't mind me asking, what career are you changing to?

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