On 6/29/16, Anne wrote:
> I retired five years ago, not because I wanted to but
because I had a family
> health crisis at the time. I have been substituting on a
regular basis for the
> past three years. I want to go back to work but get no
replies to the
> applications I send out.
> I'm wondering why administrators who see my application
> interested. I understand that they may want to give new
teachers a chance
> but if I am super qualified for the position, why not at
least let me interview
> for it?
> Should I give up or keep trying to find a school who will
hire a retiree?
> Thank you!!j
Admin see what they want to see. On the flip side, it's
really difficult for newbies to get their foot in the door
for the same reason: NO experience! It doesn't matter how
much passion they have or how eager they are, a lot of
admin won't give them the time of day because they're
inexperienced. It's really a pain. They grab and skim your
resume and are just looking for those "triggers" that
really excite them I suppose.
Unless you live in Arizona (or similar states), then
they'll pummel you down in the street to get you to teach
Just keep applying and networking and continue to sub if
you have to. You may also consider pumping up your own
education by enrolling in classes. Admin wants to know what
you can do for them. Experience is good but are you
familiar with the lingo of today's classroom including the
common core standards and technology use? This is why I
resigned from my post and am going back to school for
Literacy Specialist. It's a high needs field.
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