"I am writing to say thank you and let you all know that I was hired by an elementary school in Brooklyn. I met with representatives from the school at the July 17 Teacher Recruitment Fair at Columbia University. As suggested by your team, I followed up with thank you emails and was able to meet with the principal later that month. I was called this past Tuesday, August 7, 2012 with news that I got the job!
Thank you for all the support. I want to share the good news with you and all excessed teachers who are still searching. Good Luck and Don't Give Up!!"
“The end of my first year was approaching fast and I was satisfied. I learned how to balance it all and touched a few lives along the way. too. Although I loved my new gig, I was looking forward to every day of my 7 week vacation so I could rejuvenate and do it all again the next school year. But all my summer planning was interrupted when I received my excess letter. Before I read that piece of paper I had no idea what excessing was. That letter single-handedly ruined my first year of teaching; I felt horrible. I was certain it was a personal attack against me, no matter how much I was told it wasn’t.
I had to stop all my summer plans in their tracks and begin a massive job search. I wanted to secure a new school as soon as possible because I was not comfortable with being a taxi-cab teacher, bouncing from school to school. The search was grueling, but Open Market and the Teacher Recruitment fairs, were guiding lights. Instead of making cold calls and stopping by every school in the Bronx, I was able to narrow my search and target the schools where I really wanted to teach. Eventually, after over a dozen interviews (all landed through Open Market contact), I met the hiring official of my second school at a recruitment fair. I interviewed the day after meeting her, and signed on to work with that school the same day. Although excessing can take some of the oomph out of your summer fun, it is most certainly not the end of the world. In fact, I enjoy working in my new school a lot more than I did my old one.”
"Thank you to the Teacher Hiring Support Center of the Office the NYCDOE Teacher Recruitment and Quality. THSC represents a committed team of professionals who humanize and preserve the integrity of all teachers who wish to succeed - and seek out new and meaningful ways to give children the best talent that the City has to offer."