[nobe-l] Getting Started

Raymond Clavin rhclavin at gmail.com
Thu Jul 5 08:51:16 UTC 2018


I have a question for those of you who work with sighted students.  As a
blind person, how difficult is it to get a teaching position at a
mainstream “regular” high school.

The reason I ask is because, after twenty years as a mental health
counselor, I’m looking to change careers.  I enjoy teaching as I’ve done a
little at the community college level.  I also like working with teens
although as a counselor it was primarily one on one.

I’ve enrolled in a secondary education  certificate progran at a local
college and start this fall.  My concentrations will be in Social Studies
and English.  With two concentrations it’ll take a bit longer but I want to
increase my chances of being hired.

I know it’s a couple years away but I’m wondering about job interviews. I
haven’t been on one since the 90’s and I was sighted then.  I realize I’ll
have to prove myself in ways sighted applicants will not.  Anyway, if any
of you would care to share your job interview experiences I’d greatly
appreciate it.


Heath C

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