We’re in the thick of summer now, but if you’re looking to get placed in a top school district next year the competition might be heating up while you’re working on your tan.
Summer can be a scorcher so how about cooling off in Alaska? Fairbanks is known as the Golden Heart City and is about as far north as you can get for our 50 making it possible to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. Fairbanks North Star Borough School District is looking for all disciplines so if you’re on OT, SLP or psychologist, you might look north for your next placement. The district recently launched an innovative social media campaign called Bright Futures Fairbanks to build a community network with the goal of meeting each child’s needs within 24 hours whether it’s sneakers or a food item for the school food pantry.
Naples is a gem on Florida’s Gulf Coast, so if sandy shores and aqua water is not your thing you might want to opt elsewhere. Collier County Schools is a recognized leader in Florida when it comes to technology. There are approximately 37,000 networked computers district wide, with nearly 30,000 accessible by students – giving a 1.5-to-1 ratio. The district needs speech language pathologists when you consider more than 52% of students live in non-English homes, where English is not the first language and sometimes isn’t even spoken. The upcoming school year will be the first for 13 new principals due to retirements, relocations and promotions of outgoing principals.
San Diego made our list for newbie travel nurses and you’ll find them here for having an admirable school district in addition to one of the best climates. San Diego Unified School District has a long-term vision mapped out that culminates with graduation of the Class of 2020. Vision 2020 is a community-based school reform plan that engages all parents, staff, students and community members to prepare students for the competitive global economy they will surely face in years ahead. Approximately 26,000 students in the district are designated as English learners, so the need for SLPs is greater than ever for this school district.
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