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Lesson Plans


jobs in Texas

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Sandra Hildreth (shildret)
Fri, 9 Feb 1996 00:11:52 -0500


In reply to Ellen Handelman (seeking a job in Texas):
Do a better job writing formal letters of inquiry than you do typing email
messages. Don't type in all lowercase letters and make sure you don't have
typo's or grammatical errors!

Go to a reference library and get a listing of school superintendents in
all the schools in the region you wish to move to. In your letter of
inquiry, explain something about your moving circumstances as you introduce
yourself, then ask to be sent a job application if they have any teaching
openings. Also offer to make yourself available as a substitute. Some
school districts hire permanent subs, and that's an excellent way to become
known so that when a real job opens up you've got an edge. Keep this letter
of inquiry brief and to the point - no more than one page, and include a
neat, concise resume. Nothing too artistically "flashy" or creative -
because while you might be proud of it, a lot of administrators are turned
off by unusual, weird stuff. (What they don't understand frightens them!)

Sandy Hildreth
7-12 Art, Madrid-Waddington Central School, Madrid, NY 13660
Art Methods, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617


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