I heard from some people who successfully transferred using the system. Most who I know were not new or 20 year veterans but were somewhere in the middle.
I guess some people with 25 or more years in the system were able to transfer using the open market but I haven't heard from any 25+ year veteran getting a transfer.
For the record, I updated my resume, attached a solid cover letter to support it and sent it out. I am still waiting for an interview.
My resume includes:
- Numerous awards
- College Advisor experience (I helped get kids from a closing school into Columbia University and we were featured in the NY Times)
- Advanced Placement experience teaching students in a closing school who received 4's and 5's on AP exams
- All kinds of successful Regents prep
- Mentor for oral defenses in an alternative assessment, mostly non Regents Consortium school
Oh yeah, I just finished my 31st year of teaching and I write this blog. I won't hold my breath waiting to be hired in a new position, even though the commute to Middle College is long and I have small children at home so an assignment closer to my house might just be good for the family. Unfortunately, my 31 years of experience and truthful pen kind of limit my options.
By the way, has anyone read anything here even remotely negative about Middle College or Jamaica High School? I speak very fondly of the two schools I have worked at. I must add to the resume that I am a team player. Maybe that will improve my chances. Then again, maybe not.