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Niuhuskie34
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My last post strayed away from the topic so I wanted to start a new one, sense this information is very important to me. I am trying to relocate to St. Croix but as many others I would like to have as much job information as possible before my pre-move visit. I have researched a great deal and have decided I will take whatever steps I need to make this happen. However, I could use some direction on how to take these first steps. I will not rule out non-education jobs, they are just ideal.

This is from my previous post.

"Now I would obviously assume nothing replaces a face to face application and hand shake, but any advice on getting job information before a pre-move visit would be of great help. Advice on possible businesses to apply, areas on-line to look for jobs, or any connections of people you may know looking to hire. I have applied to several teaching positions with little prevail and think it is time to look for a job outside the education field, for now. I have also applied at the buccaneer. In the past I have done landscaping for Northwestern University, been a cashier, a camp counselor for 4 years, and currently I am a personal trainer. I'm not above any work (cleaning, taking out garbage) and will break a sweat for a wage. My availability is immediate as I just graduated this December."

I really appreciate anyone willing to take time out of their day to assist me. I know I can make this work with a little help and persistence. Thanks a bunch.

-Tom Rompella

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Topic starter Posted : December 29, 2010 9:09 pm
aquaponics
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careers.uvi.edu

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Posted : December 29, 2010 11:43 pm
Niuhuskie34
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thanks i actually checked out UVI for employment, but i'm not qualified to teach college

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Topic starter Posted : December 29, 2010 11:55 pm
shdoug
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Pinnacle Services, a contractor with Hovensa, is looking for instructors for their technical program. They pay pretty well for the position.

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Posted : December 30, 2010 1:48 am
Niuhuskie34
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I will do some research on them, thanks shdoug

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Topic starter Posted : December 30, 2010 2:19 pm
Ericw
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Hi NIU - you're not far from us... we're in Evanston (north of Chicago) and are planning a move to STX ourselves, once the house sells. Good luck!

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Posted : December 30, 2010 2:38 pm
Niuhuskie34
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Very cool, I actually used to do landscaping at Northwestern University, so i know the area pretty well. Good luck on everything, it's very exciting I must admit.

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Topic starter Posted : December 30, 2010 5:25 pm
Ericw
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Oh neat. Rumor in Evanston is that there was an endowment made to Northwestern just to the landscaping to make sure that there are always blooming flowers planted. It is a gorgeous campus in the spring/summer.

I hear ya about difficulty in teaching jobs. Especially in Illinois. My younger brother is a new teacher and hasn't been able to find a teaching job for a couple years. He is getting leads in Colorado which takes IL teacher certificates with a supplemental test.

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Posted : December 30, 2010 5:38 pm
Niuhuskie34
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Yes teaching is rough, but I certainly wouldn't change my degree (maybe my focus) lol but i love teaching. Are you planning on employment in St. Croix or more of a retirement plan?

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Topic starter Posted : December 30, 2010 11:47 pm
Ericw
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I'm doing a little of both. Although I'm only 30.

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Posted : December 31, 2010 1:09 am
Yvonne
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Register as a substitute teacher at your favorite schools... it is a great way to see if it is a good "fit" for both school and teacher... then if there is an opening.... you are already on campus!

What is your specialty? elementary? Math? Science?

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Posted : January 2, 2011 11:40 am
Niuhuskie34
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Exactly my thoughts, I plan to fill out my substitute application for the upcoming school year. My major is in physical education (k-12). I have been in contact with St. Croix School District human resources and their are no current vacancies in that field. I have decided to get endorsed in special education sense the district has a demand for that particular area. Also, I am looking to the department of sports, parks, and recreation

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Topic starter Posted : January 2, 2011 1:44 pm
Yvonne
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While we (at The Good Hope School) have had a few openings lately, we rarely get an opening in PE... but I would recommend that you register with us as a substitute and any other of the private schools who interest you.

The public school system is extremely slow to hire... case in point, I applied four years ago and never got a call or an interview.... .even registered as a substitute.... MS in Elementary ed.

Worked out great for me since I found a home at The Good Hope School!

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Posted : January 2, 2011 4:26 pm
Niuhuskie34
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Good to know, I will most certainly get on that application and I have been checking out other private schools although websites and employment section have been somewhat difficult to find but it is what it is. Thanks, i am glad to here you found a job your happy with:)

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Topic starter Posted : January 2, 2011 4:37 pm
mmuseum
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Hi Tom,
The Good Hope School may have teaching positions open...I know the third grade teacher is retiring. I am not sure if the position has been filled or not? Their website doesn't seem to have the job advertised but that may simply be that they have not gotten to that yet?

www.ghsvi.org

or send your resume to their address on the site....

I would contact them one way or the other. GHS and the other private schools always need substitute teacher....that may be a way to feel out whether you like the school and they like you...

Tralice

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Posted : May 14, 2013 6:01 pm
OldTart
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This thread is over two years old and the OP posted 2 years ago on another thread that he'd decided against moving here for the time being after all. Moved to Key West instead.

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Posted : May 14, 2013 6:20 pm
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Teaching positions at private schools such as Good Hope and Country Day are generally one-year contract positions. With our quickly shrinking economy, job security in these positions is likely precarious IMO.

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Posted : May 15, 2013 11:46 am
Iris Tramm
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Exactly my thoughts, I plan to fill out my substitute application for the upcoming school year. My major is in physical education (k-12). I have been in contact with St. Croix School District human resources and their are no current vacancies in that field.

I have a friend who is the head of a department (several departments, I think) at a public STX high school, decades of teaching experience at that school, and a master's degree. This person makes $25K a year. Just FYI.

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Posted : May 17, 2013 2:19 pm
Iris Tramm
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Exactly my thoughts, I plan to fill out my substitute application for the upcoming school year. My major is in physical education (k-12). I have been in contact with St. Croix School District human resources and their are no current vacancies in that field.

I have a friend who is the head of a department (several departments, I think) at a public STX high school, decades of teaching experience at that school, and a master's degree. This person makes $25K a year. Just FYI.

ETA: Didn't realize this was an old thread, as OT points out. Still. Useful information if you're trying to budget and you think teaching in the public school system here is an option for you. I have no idea how someone raises a kid on STX on $25K a year.

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Posted : May 17, 2013 2:22 pm
vicanuck
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I have no idea how someone raises a kid on STX on $25K a year.

Wow...25K a year. A good waitress could make that much in tips.

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Posted : May 18, 2013 11:33 am
Iris Tramm
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I have no idea how someone raises a kid on STX on $25K a year.

Wow...25K a year. A good waitress could make that much in tips.

Welcome to Paradox!

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Posted : May 29, 2013 11:24 am
lilfliplace
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I am curious where the $25K range comes from. The salary scale listed here ( http://www.teachusvi.net/pay_scale.htm) does not even come close to $25,000. Actually, the pay is almost comparative to what I make in Las Vegas, NV (although the costs are much lower to live here.)Perhaps the person who posted that meant after taxes, which would be the same anywhere in the US. Teachers get paid crap, regardless of where you live (for the most part). But it is still an amazing job!

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Posted : March 14, 2014 6:52 am
speee1dy
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the information is not current as the original post was started in 2010. but cost of living is much higher here. but i have heard teachers for public schools do not make that much and i believe once a year or so ( or at least once in the past ) the government salaries were posted in the local paper.

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Posted : March 14, 2014 10:51 am
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