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Posted: 7/27/2005 6:50:13 PM EDT
I am looking for a teaching job, and I hear that Georgia is in need of them. Where would you guys suggest that I look? Any counties to try to get into, or aviod? I like drag racing and I obviously like guns so the closer to those locals while being able to have a good teaching job the better.

I am certified K-8 all subjects and middle school social studies.

My GF is looking for a job also, and her MS is language arts.

I really appreciate the help guys, as I want a teaching job badly.
Link Posted: 7/28/2005 4:12:01 AM EDT
A very good friend of mine is up to speed on the need or lack there of for teachers around the metro atlanta area. I'll ask him today and get his imput for you later today. Good school districts here in atlanta are Cobb county, North Fulton county and up and coming is Forsyth county. I'll let you know. I'll send an IM to you later today if I can talk to him.
Link Posted: 7/28/2005 6:15:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By A-Train:
A very good friend of mine is up to speed on the need or lack there of for teachers around the metro atlanta area. I'll ask him today and get his imput for you later today. Good school districts here in atlanta are Cobb county, North Fulton county and up and coming is Forsyth county. I'll let you know. I'll send an IM to you later today if I can talk to him.



Great thank you so much.
Link Posted: 7/28/2005 7:04:57 AM EDT
Jackson County is a growing county, they are always looking for teachers, there are three school districts, Jefferson City, Commerce City and Jackson County.

Atlanta International Drag Strip is at Commerce, Ga.

Other race tracks Braselton, Road Atlanta (road race track), across street a paved stock car track, Jefferson has a paved stock car track and a go cart track, Winder has a dirt track
Link Posted: 7/28/2005 11:32:19 AM EDT
I'd avoid Atlanta City, Fulton County, DeKalb County and Clayton County systems.

My Mom retired from Gwinnett County and my sister is a current teach for Gwinnett. I think it is the largest system in the state, which may or may not be a good thing. I'll ask my sister if any of the other Metro counties have better reputations.

I presume pay is important. My understanding (from doing my Mom's taxes) is that GA pays an amount to each teacher, and the county has the option to supplement the pay. In general, the more rural you get, the less supplement you get, which obviously includes retirement.

At one time Gwinnett and GA would let you "buy back" years that you taught out of state. I think my Mom taught for 12 or more years in Gwinnett and 8 or so in NC and MA. If you are already a teacher, that is something to consider as well. I'm not sure if you can still do that.

There are a lot of counties outside Atlanta that are growing like crazy. I've been a Gwinnett resident since '76. I feel like we're so crowded that we're about to explode. Maybe some of the other folks have input. Forsyth might be a good one to consider too.

Link Posted: 7/28/2005 6:07:30 PM EDT
Fayette county has one of the best school systems in Ga, Henry county is fairly good as well.

Butts county has an on going need for math and science teachers, like right now.
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 8:27:19 AM EDT
Thanks for all the information guys. I just sent some information to cobb county last night. They have a lot of positions open, I hope it works out.
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 2:00:54 PM EDT
Avoid Bibb County. The school board sides with kids over teachers 100% of the time. The kids bait teachers into having them get "physical" with them and claim physical abuse. I think over half a dozen teachers and bus drivers have been locked up for "abusing" these juvenile thugs.

Jones County is pretty good. Heard Baldwin County isn't bad also. These counties are smack middle of the state around Macon.
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 2:29:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BIKECOP29:
Avoid Bibb County. The school board sides with kids over teachers 100% of the time. The kids bait teachers into having them get "physical" with them and claim physical abuse. I think over half a dozen teachers and bus drivers have been locked up for "abusing" these juvenile thugs.

Jones County is pretty good. Heard Baldwin County isn't bad also. These counties are smack middle of the state around Macon.



I would like to reiterate what BIKECOP29 said. The Bibb County Board of Education has their own police department. I met an officer who had a back injury when some students jumped her.

There have been several teachers to be removed because they had some type of confrontation with students. However, after living here a while, I can't help but believe that some of the students instigated the situation knowing what would happen. In one instance, a teacher had an altercation with a parent.

The U.S. Department of Education has a sizable regional office in Atlanta, and you could always check into state positions. However, these would be non-teaching education related jobs.
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 5:44:57 PM EDT
Bibb county is definatly out. Thanks guys.
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 8:59:52 PM EDT
Heres where to look for the county I am in
www1.ccboe.net/hr/Jobs/cert/Prof05-06.pdf
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 6:47:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/30/2005 6:49:12 AM EDT by chainshaw]
Paulding County is in the metro area and is a decent school system. East Paulding is probably the best of the systems within the county.

Cobb County is supposed to be a fairly good system to work for, but has some undesirable cities to teach in. The better systems within Cobb would be North Cobb, Harrison, McEachern, Kennesaw Mtn., Sprayberry, and Lassiter.

There are several smaller drag strips within a 60-90 minute drive of Cobb in Northwest Georgia and Eastern Alabama. Southeastern Dragway in Paulding will be closing in August.

We would welcome some teachers down here that think like we do.
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 9:57:46 AM EDT
Thanks again for all the info guys. It is helping us to make a much more informed decision that we could have without your help.
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 3:09:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/30/2005 3:11:19 PM EDT by birdbarian]
I spoke with my sister who works who is a Spanish teacher at a High School in Gwinnett County. She suggested looking at their website to see the openings, or at least see how to speak/contact a career counselor. She said this is a good time to get hired because they are trying to fill the remaining openings before the kids start back on the 8th. Her school needs 2.5 Spanish teachers still. Anybody know any .5 Spanish teachers who need a job?

edited to add the link for Gwinnett County
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 5:37:04 AM EDT
Look for web sites for school districts in NW Ga. My wife is teaching in Murray county this year and taught in Dalton, Whitfield County last year. We live in Catoosa County which has a great school district. NW GA is nice. Plus, we're close to Chattanooga, less than 30 min, and not too far from Atlanta 1.5 hrs or Pigeon Forge, 2-3 hrs.

jd1
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 3:56:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jd1:
Look for web sites for school districts in NW Ga. My wife is teaching in Murray county this year and taught in Dalton, Whitfield County last year. We live in Catoosa County which has a great school district. NW GA is nice. Plus, we're close to Chattanooga, less than 30 min, and not too far from Atlanta 1.5 hrs or Pigeon Forge, 2-3 hrs.

jd1



cool thanks.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 5:35:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jd1:
Look for web sites for school districts in NW Ga. My wife is teaching in Murray county this year and taught in Dalton, Whitfield County last year. We live in Catoosa County which has a great school district. NW GA is nice. Plus, we're close to Chattanooga, less than 30 min, and not too far from Atlanta 1.5 hrs or Pigeon Forge, 2-3 hrs.

jd1



+1

N. GA is very nice. I'd really like to live someplace less crowded.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 5:07:15 AM EDT
I'd also consider teaching on base in Ft. Benning and living in Columbus, great pay, civie range on base, and there's a 1/4 track about 45 minutes away, alots of legit drag racers in the area to convoy to the tracks to on a nice Sat. night. Also Columbus is a great town all around, and not too far from atlanta.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 5:44:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/2/2005 5:45:46 AM EDT by Bill_Z]
Ditto on J3's suggesstion of Columbia County.

Jackson Drag strip is only about a half hour drive into Carolina, and it's really nice also. They run a points leauge and your only a couple of hours from three other drag strips.

A couple of buddies of mine race out there and have been having a real good time.

There are about four gun clubs within an hours drive including the one I'm a member of www.pinetucky.com and we hold at least three matches a month plus a plethera of shotgun stuff going on as it is primarily a shotgun club.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 10:30:10 AM EDT
Avoid Macon PERIOD. The Macon Police Department, as an agency, cannot find their own asses with both hands. I'm sure the individual officers are great guys, deserving of respect, but their agency's close ties with Jack Ellis smear their image to me. The Bibb County Board of Education is bass-ackward, as well. Three cheers for Bibb County Sheriff's Office. Great guys, great agency.hug.gif
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 3:42:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MidGABlackRifleman:
Avoid Macon PERIOD. The Macon Police Department, as an agency, cannot find their own asses with both hands. I'm sure the individual officers are great guys, deserving of respect, but their agency's close ties with Jack Ellis smear their image to me. The Bibb County Board of Education is bass-ackward, as well. Three cheers for Bibb County Sheriff's Office. Great guys, great agency.



Yes, Sheriff Modena seems to have his stuff together. He is very proactive. As a matter of fact, one of his senior deputies came to our neighborhood to give a crime-prevention presentation.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 5:59:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/6/2005 6:14:38 PM EDT by thompsondd]


Forsyth County - www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/

Recent news that you may be interested in:

LINK



Quality of Forsyth education exceeding rest of state, expert says

By Harris Blackwood
Community Editor

A leader in economic development in Georgia said Wednesday that improving education in public schools remains the top issue in the state.

Phil Jacobs, an executive with BellSouth, is the current chairman of the State Board of Economic Development and is immediate past chairman of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.

Jacobs, who was the guest speaker at the Wednesday meeting of the South Forsyth Rotary Club, said that Forsyth County Schools are a bright spot in the state's educational system. He pointed to the 78 percent graduation rate as an example.

"You are well above the national average and considerably above the state average," Jacobs said.

Currently, the national average for high school completion is 71 percent and 54 percent in Georgia -- the lowest rate in the nation according to a 2002 report.

Jacobs said that many business prospects will quickly eliminate some Georgia communities because of their graduation rates -- some well bellow 25 percent.

The telecommunications executive singled out Forsyth County School Superintendent Paula Gault, who was also in attendance.

"She is a treasure you need to hang on to," he said.

"The single biggest issue in the state is what we are facing in K-12 education," said Jacobs. "We, as a state, are not producing enough intellectual capital to support economic development."

Jacobs said Georgia has a tremendous advantage over other states because of its post-secondary education system.

"The university system of Georgia is second to none in the Southeast," said Jacobs, pointing to the number of major research universities and the availability of the HOPE scholarship.

He said that Forsyth also excels in quality of life, a benchmark often cited by potential businesses.

"You need to work to protect it, because it doesn't automatically happen," he said.

He said that the healthcare picture improved greatly with the passage of tort reform -- a limit on damage awards in medical malpractice lawsuits. He said that the cost of malpractice insurance was leaving many small town doctors and hospitals in jeopardy.

"Until the past legislative session, we had some real concerns about the viability of health care in the state," said Jacobs.

He said that access to quality healthcare is another concern often expressed by companies wanting to do business in Georgia.

Jacobs, until last week, served as president of Georgia operations for BellSouth. He has been named president of BellSouth Planned Commun-ity Services, a newly formed unit which markets telecommunications services to apartments and other planned residential developments.

Originally published Friday, August 5, 2005




One of the fastest growing counties in the US. Demographic information can be found HERE




Forsyth County Georgia is located 30 miles north of Atlanta in the lower foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. It extends over most of the west side of Lake Lanier, a 20 mile long 37,000 acre Army Corp of Engineers Reservoir.

Many new neighborhoods are built around world class golf courses. A lot of people enjoy boating and fishing on Lake Lanier. There are local sports teams, churches and many other organizations. A variety of shopping is available inside the county or 10 miles to major shopping malls. The school system is one of the state's finest with computers and technology playing a major role. As one of the fastest growing counties in the United States the county has many new businesses and residents.



more....





Forsyth County was created in 1832 from parts of the original Cherokee Country. It was named for John Forsyth, Governor of Georgia from 1827-1829 and Secretary of State under Presidents Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren.

Cumming was established in 1834. The city is named for Colonel William Cumming of Augusta, a prominent lawyer.

Several Indian archaeological sites are located within Forsyth County. An Indian mound and village are located on Settendown Creek near the mouth of the Etowah River. Another Indian village is located near Sawnee Mountain on Big Creek.

Two places of historic note in Forsyth County are Pool's Mill Covered Bridge and the Settles Home. One of the few remaining covered bridges in the country, Pool's Mill is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Settles Home is considered to be the oldest home in the county and is under consideration to be listed as a historic landmark.

Much of the eastern side of the county lies on the shores of Lake Sidney Lanier, one of the busiest recreational bodies of water in the nation with 200 miles of shoreline. Created in the 1950s with the impoundment of the Chattahoochee River at Buford Dam, the lake has accelerated the growth of the county, as well as provided recreational enjoyment for many throughout north Georgia. The lake is home to Southern Bald Eagles and Peregrine Falcons, both endangered species.

Forsyth County has been ranked by the U.S. Census as the fastest growing county in Georgia.



An interesting PDF

Best of all.................................................you get to live in a city named "Cumming".
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