I love teaching kids with special needs and I need advice to find work back here in the USA after working abroad. I am back in the states now in Oregon but can only get a subbing job.What steps can i take to be a Life Skills teacher. What can I do to distinguish myself? I love working with these kids.
I am a teacher who has worked at international schools for most of my career. I have worked in France, England, Turkey, Malaysia, Zimbabwe and Egypt. I was most recently a theatre and drama teacher for the past 10 years so I am having difficulty finding work back here in the US as a sped teacher. I am 47 years old and due to family illness my wife and I have had to leave the international scene behind.
Added to these difficulties I taught in private schools abroad and American schools and districts seem to think that experience is too different to work here either as a private school or public school teacher. How do I convince people I would be great as a life skills teacher?