Sunday, February 12, 2012

Teacher Recruitment Fair Tour

So, I'm gearing up to get a teaching job because I'll have my credential in April. I want to do everything I can to maximize the likelihood that I will get a teaching job. Where better to start looking than at a teacher fair? At every teacher fair, I expect that there will be representatives from numerous schools from each area that I will visit. I can't give you any exact numbers since not all of the hosts of the teacher recruitment fairs give any numbers to begin with. I can tell you at the teacher recruitment fair in Santa Clara county alone, there will be representatives for over 300 public schools. That sounds promising.

I have exactly nine teacher recruitment fairs to go to. Here is my schedule:

  1.  Aspire Berkley Maynard Academy, 6200 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA 94608 (2/15/2012, 1:30-3pm)
  2.  Aspire Summit Charter Academy, 2036 E Hatch Rd, Modesto, CA 95351 (2/28/2012, 4-5:30pm)
  3.  Aspire Tate Academy, 123 W. 59th St. Los Angeles, CA 90003 (3/14/2012, 4-5:30pm)
  4.  Academia Moderna, 2410 Broadway, Walnut Park, California 90255 (3/17/2012 - 3/17/2012 9am – 12pm)
  5.  Santa Clara County, 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, California 95131 (3/24/2012, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
  6.  Aspire Alexander Twilight College Preparatory, 2360 El Camino Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95821-5611 (3/29/2012, 10-11:30am)
  7. Bay Area, 50 Phelan Ave. San Francisco, CA 94112, (3/31/2012 – 3/31/2012, 9am – 12pm)
  8. Alameda, Dublin High School, 8151 Village Parkway, Dublin, California 94568, (4/21/2012 – 4/21/2012, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
  9. Orange, National University, 3390 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, California 92626, (4/28/2012 – 4/28/2012, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
 I won't break it down to you trip by trip, but so far, I've spent $434 on travel. That's a hefty cost, but I consider that an investment. I think it's unlikely that after all of those teacher recruitment fairs that I won't find a job. If by chance that possibility is still open, I'll apply to every elementary teaching position on EdJoin until I get a job. But again, I don't think that will be necessary.

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