For those of you looking for a job, my experience has been that some of the
best teaching jobs were acquired in August and/or September. Mine in
particular...:) Send out your resumes to schools you are interested in.
Often a call will come in from a teacher saying that they got another job or
are moving, for example, and the school has to find an art teacher quickly.
They will go through their resumes on file and set up interviews. I believe
that they later run the ad in the newspaper even though they might have hired
someone from the interviews. It may be that public schools have to show that
they took certain steps.
Some of the best advice I got when looking for a job was don't go on vacation
in August or September and have your resume and cover letter professionally
written. That's a whole other discussion but I think that it's worth
spending the money to have a professional do that. Although I had been an
art director my resume was inappropriate for a teaching position. I didn't
know the key words and phrases. Hope some of this was was helpful. E