Wednesday, August 30, 2017
ATRs Do Not Even Need To Respond To Job Interviews Outside Their Borough.
Over the last two weeks I have received 8 job interviews for Earth Science positions. They are from the Bronx (ugh), Brooklyn (scary), and Manhattan (no parking). No job offer, mind you, just an interview. Even if it was a job offer, I wouldn't take it out of Borough. In addition, I received a job interview at William Cullen Bryant High School and since it occurs before the school year and the terrible reputation the school has, thanks to the Principal targeting veteran teachers, I also ignored that invitation as well.
There is a severe shortage of Earth Science teachers throughout the New York City school system and quite a few schools use uncertified teachers to teach the Regents course, unless the Superintendent requires the Principal to have all certified teachers for their Regents courses. For years, when principals did as they pleased under the useless and money sucking Children First Networks, the majority of schools had uncertified teachers teaching Regents courses.
Unfortunately, many of us in the ATR pool will be "forced placed" by the DOE during the school year and if you have a license in Special Education, ESL, and Science, you are in danger of getting a "developing" (if your lucky) or an :ineffective", so that the Principal is not stuck with your salary and seniority for years to come.
Remember, when the school year starts and out of Borough schools request your attendance at an interview, you can ignore their request, even if the District Representative encourages you to go to it. Just say no, unless you really want the position..