Surplussed teacher gives update, HR has yet to contact them.

This is an update from the teacher released at 4:42 p.m. 


I went to two job interviews but was not offered a position. Now I report to my school temporarily, as they have no openings. 


Tomorrow, Wednesday I’ll report to do what I don’t know. The principal is very nice and open with me, which I appreciate. They’ve told me I’ll have a small class of elementary students til the 10 day count. Then, after Labor Day, I’ll be assigned a school somewhere. 


As veteran teachers know, this is NOT desirable. By then students in that class will be totally out of control, probably having run off a number of substitute teachers, and generally having the run of the class. This is a fact, not cynicism and applies to elementary students and older students. 


I’ll obviously work late just to get the room set up; and probably the professional development classes I went to this summer were for naught…Oh well! Like they told me, AT LEAST I HAVE A JOB. 


And why hasn’t HR contacted any of us? It would be nice to think they’re collaborating with me! After all, I collaborate- who can teach effectively without collaboration? They could make me feel like a person again- not a loser or worthless. Whoops, didn’t mean to let that slip out.

3 Replies to “Surplussed teacher gives update, HR has yet to contact them.”

  1. I have reached out to HR and DTU for help or advice on what actions I should be taking while I wait. The only feedback I received was, essentially, to keep waiting. In the meantime I have no duties or responsibilities and it seems that I should just be sitting in a chair in the office waiting. I am hesitant to attempt to reach out to other principals for interviews for fear of mucking up whatever process dcps is working out to get us placed.

  2. I am sorry to hear about what you are going through. I have been trying to get a job in Duval County after taking a hiatus from teaching due to family circumstances. I read in the paper that the county "reassigned" 35 teachers but then also read that they are still trying to fill positions. I have been on a couple of interviews and have not been offered a position. Is the county still reassigning teachers? Again, I am sorry to hear about the situation you are in. It seems completely unfair that they would reassign anyone just before the start of school.

    1. let me make a suggestion, go to the openings list, find the gigs you would like and contact the principals directly. I think you may have more luck that way.

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