Fall is here and that means school is well underway and many of the usual back-to-school challenges have been overcome. For our friends affected by Hurricane Katrina, however, this year poses new and significant difficulties that will remain throughout the school year and beyond. In an effort to help, SchoolSpring is providing special recruiting services for educators and schools affected by the hurricane. If you, your school, or an educator you know has been directly impacted by Hurricane Katrina, please visit our website at www.SchoolSpring.com to learn more.

I hope you enjoy the newsletter and please call 888-546-3487 or email us at contact@schoolspring.comif you have any questions or comments.

Jim Fitzpatrick
President, SchoolSpring

 

 
IN THIS ISSUE:
Featured Video – It's So Easy
Survey Results and Questions
Fall Calendar
 
Become a Featured Teacher and Get Noticed Faster
 


Click here to watch a
video of how SchoolSpring makes recruiting so easy!


If your students are looking for a job for next year they've got to get noticed! SchoolSpring's new Featured Teacher service helps candidates stand out from the crowd and makes it easier for schools to find them.

When candidates sign up to become a Featured Teacher, we'll feature their basic profile on the SchoolSpring homepage making it easier than ever before for schools to notice them. They'll also be listed in our special Featured Teachers section with links directly from our homepage. Tell your students how to stand out from the crowd by becoming a Featured Teacher today!

For details and to subscribe to become a Featured Teacher click here.

 
     
Susan’s Treats – Tips, Talk, and To Do’s!
 

How has Hurricane Katrina directly affected you or your school?

My school has accepted displaced students

My school is planning to accept displaced students

I’m a displaced educator looking for a job

No direct impact


In the Spring Newsletter we asked teachers “Why are you looking for a new job in education?” Here are the results:

30% said “Seeking career advancement”

37% said “Not currently employed"

13% said “Looking for more money”

20% said “Moving to a new location”

 


SchoolSpring in the News!
I recently opened my daily newspaper, the Burlington Free Press, and on the front page of the Business Monday Section was a story about SchoolSpring! There in full color was a big picture of Jim and me along with a two-page article about the history and success of SchoolSpring. Our friends, family, and colleagues called all day to congratulate us – it was a great feeling. If you’d like to read the article on The Burlington Free Press website please click here and feel free to pass it along.

 
   
Read Our New Blog – How to Get a Great Job In Education
 


SchoolSpring’s blog http://schoolspring.blogspot.com/ is for educators seeking tips, resources, and information about getting a great job in education! This up-to-date web log provides rapid and easy access to everything you need know about opportunities and issues related to finding work as a teacher or administrator.

Access our blog directly from the homepage at www.schoolspring.com … just look for the orange “B”! Recent listings on the How to get a Great Job in Education blog include:

South Carolina woos teachers displaced by Katrina
State Education Superintendent Inez Tenenbaum said Friday that her agency is preparing to assist teachers displaced by Hurricane Katrina who might be interested in finding positions at S.C. schools.

W.Va. teachers to seek pay raise
West Virginia is rated 47th in the country for teacher pay...beginning teacher pay is $26,350 and they want to try and raise it to $30,500... no wonder they can't find teachers!

50 Teacher Jobs in NM!
The district says it has to fill up to 50 teaching jobs. Most of those openings remain at the elementary school level. The union says the district is simply dragging its feet.

Arnold "The Terminator" Schwarzenegger thinks he knows how to spot good teachers and weed out the bad ones!
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger believes he has the solution: a voter initiative that would extend the probationary period for new teachers and change the rules for firing veterans who perform poorly.

To keep informed visit our blog frequently and share your comments everyday!

 
     
Fall Calendar – Conferences, Presentations, and Fun Events!
WHAT IT IS... WHEN IT IS... WHERE IT IS...
Vermont /NEA Teachers Convention October 19 – 21, 2005 Champlain Valley Exposition Center,
Essex Junction, VT
National School Boards Association Regional Meeting
SchoolSpring Featured Sponsor
October 21 – 23, 2005 Woodstock, VT
VT Association of Educational Professionals
SchoolSpring Featured Sponsor
October 21, 2005 U32 High School
East Montpelier, VT
American Association for Employment in Education
SchoolSpring Featured Sponsor
November 6-9, 2005 Parker House,
Boston, MA
 
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