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On Sun, 31 Oct 1999 19:07:50 Bunki Kramer wrote: >>Its just a thought I am having here, wondering >>if maybe places like California need art teachers and do not have enough >>certified people? >>Thanks.>Susan >******************** > >You picked a state (CA) that generally has NO elem. art teachers (or very >few) so the pickin's are slim here...or at least here in Northern >California. Our district only has mid. or high school art teachers and the >competition to get an art teaching job is fierce (think mortal combat). >Once someone gets a position, they usually stay til they die (and I'm not >whistlin' "Dixie" here). I happened to be in the right place at the right >time and I feel very lucky. I have friends who have looked for years and >years. All of these people have been certified to teach art. > >You might try...if you want to come to CA...looking for an elem. teaching >job in a district to get your foot in the door (CA is really short for >lower elem. teachers since we've passed the >20-in-a-classroom-ratio-up-through-3rd-grade) and start looking for >possible expired art teacher bodies and art positions opening up (Happy >Halloween!). If I were you, I'd start working on a supplemental degree...20 >sem. hours...in art ed. while you're teaching now. You'd have to have at >least THAT to start teaching art here. Toodles....... > >Bunki Kramer - Los Cerros Middle School >968 Blemer Rd., Danville, California 94526 >bkramer.ca.us...(sch)925-552-5620 > > >
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