Knowing how hardworking and passionate Filipino teachers are, the Clark County School District (CCSD) in southern Nevada is planning to hire Filipino special education (SPEd) teachers to join the education force of the aforementioned place.
The Clark County School District Las Vegas, Nevada has recently hired teachers from the Philippines with the annual base salary of $40,900 or more than P2-million. That is more than enough for a family living in the Philippines.
Nevada has already hired a dozens of teachers since the launched in 2017. This is the third time or batch that the said school hired teachers from all over the Philippines. In 2017, 84 Filipino teachers were hired and 105 in 2018. This is the third year since 2017 that the school has been recruiting more teachers from the Philippines to work as special education teachers.
Each recruited teacher has to undergone training under special education which includes not only classroom management but also individualized planning for students with special needs.
“We follow the same curriculum with the U.S. standards and the Philippine standards. That’s the advantage of the Filipino teachers so they can teach anywhere else,” said Dr. Michael Santa Juana of the Filipino American Educators of Nevada.
For your information, hired teachers will be provided with J1 visas to legitimize the work for three years in Las Vegas and are open to renewing the contract for another two years.
The Clark County School District has recruited around 200 teachers as participants in the Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) through the J1 visa, and not as H1 B visa /work permit holders or employees. Teachers who are J1 visa holders are required to return to their home country (Philippines) upon completion of the three-year exchange program.
We emphasize that the J1 visa program is NOT a pathway for employment regularization in the United States.
Meanwhile, newly recruited teachers explained this will be a long-distance sacrifice and may affect the relationship with loved ones who are left, but for the comfort and ease of their family and loved ones they are very much willing to do so.
“There’s a huge difference in terms of the basic salary and in terms of the benefits as well. I miss my family but for a better future and greener pasture,” teacher Jan Salazar explained.
But given the fact that you will receive a P2.1 M for a year, this is a rare opportunity for a teacher seeking greener pasture in other nations. What do you think ka-teacher?
How to Apply?
- To apply for a job posting in CCSD, please fill up their Standard Application Form here.
- For more details and information, you may browse the CCSD Employment website.