Filipino teachers are known all over the world very dedicated to their work, intelligent, and compassionate. This is why many countries abroad have been hiring teachers from the Philippines for various jobs. This is why the CCSD (Clark County School District) in the southern state of Nevada wants to hire Pinoy Sped (Special Education) teachers to fill up their vacancies.
The program was launched in 2017 and since then, Nevada has hired the services of dozens of teachers. Just recently, fifty-seven Pinoy SPed teachers were hired during the 3rd batch of the program. It’s still not enough though so they are planning to hire more teachers from the Philippines.
Successful applicants will go through a refresher course and an intensive training program. This is in preparation for classroom management and an individualized lesson development for the students who have special needs. This job has a starting salary of USD40,900 or about Php2.1M per year. The lucky applicants will be given a J1 visa in Las Vegas for three years. They will also have the chance to extend their teaching contract for two years or even more.
The CCSD has around 320K students and there’s a shortage of teachers which the state has been having a hard time to fill out. Their agency hopes that there will be more teachers from the Philippines that will be willing to travel to the U.S. and teach the students. They are also hoping to hire highly motivated employees that will be dedicated to providing the students with the best education possible.
Many may get excited with this news but some may be torn. It is such a great fulfillment to be able to work abroad and earn more than enough to provide for one’s family but it could also mean a lot of sacrifice and loneliness because they will be living oceans apart from their family. But then again, Php2.1M salary per year is hard to let go.
source:Balitang America TFC /