Hi Grove City College future teachers! Ask me a question…
I am passionate about recruiting and retaining high quality educators to America’s public schools.
Several years ago, I wrote a book about how to get hired, have fun, and stay sane as a teacher, and although it has done well, only a limited number of future teachers even have the ten dollars to spend a on a book (I know what it’s like to be “Ramen noodle poor” in college). Therefore, just last week I began taking information from the book and making it available for free on this blog. When I was talking with Mallory T. we thought you might find it useful.
The really important part is I want to know how I can help you! What do you want to know?
I’ve been at it for 13 years. I’ve moved 5 times and gone through the hiring process each time. I’ve worked in 5 different school districts (my husband’s job required that we move often). I’ve been on the other side of the table, doing the interviewing (now as department chair). I’ve taught too many different classes to list them all but to name a few: English 9-12, from Core to Dual Enrollment, yearbook, newspaper, communications technology, mass communications…
Ask me a question in the comments. I will compile the questions by March 1st and either answer them myself or find someone who can.
You are getting in on the ground floor because I’ve only begun to breach the surface. I have so much more information, tips, and tricks to share. If you like what you see here you can subscribe to this blog below, or follow me on Twitter.
We need good teachers so badly! #SchoolsNeedYou #WeNeedYou #KidsDeserveIt
So excited to hear from you!
Potential question topic ideas: interview tips/questions, resumes, where the jobs are, getting through the first year…etc…