Tuesday, August 14, 2007

School Recruiters Turn To 'Innovative Places'

Julieta Perez and Ireneo Abadejos, came from the Philippines to help fill a teacher shortage in Prince George's County. (By Mark Gail -- The Washington Post)

The Filipino teachers are coveted by U.S. school systems, such as Prince George's. The county has 1,000 vacancies to fill by mid-August, and it recently hired a marketing firm and launched a Web site to boost recruitment.

"We're going to continue to look for teachers in innovative places," said Robert Gaskin, the system's recruitment officer. The Washington Post
I came to DC Public Schools the same way in October 2003. Now, after four years, I not only survived but thrived. Yes, tough times never last but tough people do. I wrote my reflections on my class website hoping that newbie teachers may learn something from my experience.


Anonymous said...

i really find your blog interesting and informative. my son was diagnosed with mild autism when he was 3.4 yrs old, since then i resigned as a banker and devote my time to him. next year, im planning to study special education in manila but im not yet decided on what school. i think i have a calling. and i find so much interest in teaching special children since i enjoy so much being with them. what school would you recommend? thanks.


BabyPink said...

hi teacher sol!:)

one of our co-teachers here left for the states last august. when he left, the PTN was all i could think of.

kumusta na po?:)

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