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Nov 26, 2012
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Hey all, I am currently applying for a middle school teaching job in the area and was wondering if there are any fellow teachers, or parents have any insight for an out-of-towner like myself. I am primarily looking at the mammoth lakes and bishop areas but am open to anywhere that allows quality climbing year round MrZ
From Colorado
Joined Dec 17, 2010
281 points
Nov 26, 2012
Back in the day I applied for a teaching position in Lee Vining . I backed out after I sat down with myself and seriously considered what life would be like on the east side , during winter months , far from friends , in a tiny community etc. Now I teach in the Bay Area , and am pretty happy . We still get summer to spend many carefree days over on the E. side .

I think you need to be realistic about middle school in that area . How many middle schools are there between say, Bridgeport and Lone Pine ? maybe five ? I don't know . Just saying the pool of opportunities and openings will be a lot smaller than any urban area .

Not trying to discourage you , but you might need to start off subbing in the area first , build a reputation , make a few connections , pay your dues etc.

Side note: I applied in Minden NV. and it looked promising , a very nice community out there not too far from the climbing and skiing lifestyle .

Best of luck ...
vincent L.
From Redwood City
Joined Jan 1, 2005
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