How can my wife get a teaching job, or a similar job?
April 19, 2011 9:13 AM Subscribe
Wife cannot get a teaching job. How to increase chances or what alternate career paths?
posted by NotSoSimple to work & money (22 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My wife was a 4th grade teacher in Utah for 1 year, right after grad school. We moved to Portland, OR once we found out she was pregnant to be closer to family. Since then (~3 years) she has tried and tried to get a teaching job and have had no luck. I know the economic climate, especially around education, is insanely crappy right now. She has a Bach. in English, a Masters in Elementary Ed, 1 year Experience, and is more than halfway through her ESL Endorsement. We both search EdZapp regularly (Just in case we miss something) as well as Craigslist. She currently works coaching college students over the phone but it is a far cry from what she really wants to do: Teach. She is ready to just outright quit her job due to some corporate changes but cant due to family, etc. What can we do to try and get her teaching? Any tips on how to get her noticed? I might be biased but I think she is a phenomenal teacher, has the true passion for it, and will gladly go above and beyond more-so than anything else. Do we break from the mold and go directly to principals?
If this dosnt happen, what other jobs can she get that will be close to teaching and possibly might help her get that teaching job? I hate seeing my wife so unhappy and want something as simple as a teaching job but cannot get one.