Just Got Hired!!!!

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Just Got Hired!!!!

Postby jkathleenlorraine » Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:13 pm

On a last ditch effort, fulfill my dreams whim I applied to my first choice school district and got hired! I am currently living in Virginia and am working my tail off to make sure all my paperwork goes through to transfer my license/get certified in Alaska! Does anyone have any tips or words of wisdom for me as I go through this journey?
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Re: Just Got Hired!!!!

Postby Johncn » Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:08 am

Hi,

Congrats on your new position. I would recommend that you read the details of the Alaska EED certification forms and packet. You are under a tight timeline, as you can't teach without certification (or get paid as anything but a sub), and your district will want you to be there quickly. It is a SINGLE packet process - meaning they want every piece of paper in the same envelope, including your Institutional Recommendation signed by an official at the school you did your pre-service certification program at. Your district will probably tell EED you have been hired, and they will then expedite things. But, your part of the process needs to be flawless.

I would, if already certified in Virginia, check with EED to see by email and phone what your fastest and most efficient route would be. You have a special circumstance, and time and accuracy are very important factors.

http://www.eed.state.ak.us/TeacherCertification/

Regards,

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