View Full Version : Desperatly trying to teach in Hawaii
05-29-2009, 11:40 PM
Hello all my wonderful raw foodies!
Calling all Hawaii raw foodists and Hawaii teachers.
I am about to graduate from a gruelling, two year graduate program. I mastered in teaching, focusing on elementary ed. and middle level social studies and English. I have been dreaming of moving to Hawaii for years and had planned on moving after one year of teaching. However, the all knowing universe has decided that I should reconsider and move sooner than later. As a result my partner has lost his amazing job and the teaching job market in Washington state is horrible. I am highly qualified, passionate about teaching and literally dream of Hawaii every night during my zzzz time.
My partner and I were planning on going to Hawaii in December so that I could interview but with nothing keeping us in WA. state we want to visit ASAP and start looking for work. I would love to work in a raw food restaurant, as well as teach on ANY island. My speciality is working with disadvantaged youth who need a dedicated, caring teacher willing to put in extra energy in order to build meaningful relationships and student centered learning activities. If anyone can help me move toward my dream, send me a note. Thank you so much.
05-30-2009, 04:13 AM
RAWsome.....I was watching this on the "Today Show" I think or the Mike and Julliet Show. You could go somewhere and stay up to 4 month at a Spa, working for room and board. I did manage to jot down the link although I don't think it was in Hawaii. It was Kridula Yoga Volunteer and you paid $250 for a 4 month working stay.
Ignore....if you are not interested. Just call this a "Bump"
05-30-2009, 10:17 AM
Have you filled out the application to teach in Hawai'i? You just have to fill out one for the entire state, so it's a million times better than applying for jobs in Washington. I have my MA in TESOL and am also certified to teach K-12 English and Spanish. I applied to teach in Hawai'i and Oregon last year. When Hawai'i called to set up and interview, I'd already accepted a position in Oregon. I've heard that happening to others. They seem to take their time calling people, so they don't get the best applicants as they've already accepted positions.
Good luck with this. I would recommend looking at jobs in other (warm) states too. I know Hawai'i is where you want to be, but sometiems you just can't rush things. I will be moving back to Mexico, but right now I'm in Oregon, so I'm trying my best to enjoy my time here knowing that I won't be here forever.
05-30-2009, 02:58 PM
I've been a teacher for 15 years. Now, the job market is tough! Yet, most of the jobs that will be had are for those who not only have applications in but also have e-mailed the principals and gotten "in their face." (so to speak)
Further, jobs probably won't be offered until mid-late summer due to budget cuts in all states. I work in Fairfield County, CT and the market is tough over here.
05-30-2009, 06:59 PM
I am in a similar boat. I have an MA in English and although I'm blessed to be teaching part-time right now, I'm looking for more options because I have a chance to move into a wonderful apartment in San Francisco and be part-owner of it, but it means paying 4x the rent I'm paying now in Texas :(.
I've been sending out a ton of resumes to schools in the Bay Area for a few months now, especially in the last few weeks, and so far no response. I'm not giving up, though. I make it a rule to send out at least 3 resumes every day. I think perseverence and faith is the key - having faith that something will turn up eventually and persevering the opportunities that I see out there (which aren't many, unfortunately...)
Good luck to you!
05-31-2009, 11:28 PM
Hey there!!! we ALWAYS need good teachers here! But gotta warn you - the pay is probably the lowest in the 50 states... which is so unfortunate. We loose many excellent teachers because of the pay scale. (but on a selfish note....) I would hope that you would look into it just to see if it's a doable thing for you because the kids need you!!!
as far a raw food restaurants -- your best bet would be on Kauai or Maui. Both of those Islands are the more expensive side -- but in my heart... I LOOOOOVE Kauai. I spent a lot of time there with my grandmother... it's a magical and wonderful place.
I live on Big Island with my hubby and 4 dogs -- it's very rural here -- lots of raw foodies - but no raw food restaurant to speak of. I've been working towards moving in that direction - but financially I'm not able to do that right now. There is one 'raw' food restaurant - but it hasn't gotten very good reviews - and it's mostly raw cooked vegan stuff (and not that tasty from what I've heard).
I think Big Island is perfect for opening a raw food restaurant... I'll help you in the kitchen!!! :D
There is a Thai restaurant in Hilo - that has an AMAZING variety of raw foods and smoothies -- but it's not on the raw food radar because it is primairly Thai foodz.
please feel free to contact me via my email listed on my profile page... I'd be more than happy to answer any questions you might have!
06-01-2009, 02:00 AM
"StarFire" Now that is another reason you have been Missed.......You Paint a Picture of your Home Land that No one else can............
06-01-2009, 08:13 AM
Thank you all very much for your ideas and support.
Starfire, I was specifically hoping that you would respond. You and I joined RFT about the same time and you have been one of my inspirations. I always read your posts because you are so wonderful and encouraging. At this point I am willing to move to any island and be as broke as necessary in order to live in a place that calls me so strongly. The pay is actually not too bad, but I know cost of living can be very high. I don't eat meat or drink milk and my sweetie only does very minimally, so hopefully eating fresh, raw foods will be affordable. Everyone says Kaui is amazing and then Maui. I beleive it, but I am not wanting to limit myself to teaching on those islands in case a job oppertunity comes along somewhere else.
Again, thank you to everyone who has responded and I look forward to hearing from others.
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