Since you are already in education, then you are not after money.
Make your decision on the working environment, the kind of kids
you will be working with, the support the school board has for
the arts, etc. I have been in the same inner city middle school
for 25 years. It is the student population that kept me there.
I relish the diversity and the energy level of the students.
Make your decision on the factors that are most important to
you. If you find the right fit, it will be a joy to go in everyday.
Otherwise it's just a job and then you might as well be working
for a living.
I haven't worked in 27 years, Woody in KC
"Y.R. Brown" wrote:
> I am in the process of interviewing for a new job and trying to decide
> between schools in an urban school district, a suburban school and a rural
> school district. Each school district has unique strengths and weaknesses.
> The salaries being offered have small and large gaps (differences) and the
> benefit programs are similiar. One example of the salary differential is in
> the case of MA+15 at the suburban school is much higher than MA+30 at the
> urban school.
> What strategies can you all offer in negotiating the salary and benefits?
> Have any of you negotiated for relocation money?
> What other things would you consider in this process?
“The function of the overwhelming majority of your artwork
is simply to teach you how to make the small fraction
of your artwork that soars.” from: “Art & Fear”
This one soars: