I feel teaching elementary is a calling, not simply a job

- Mary JohnsonBismarck Public Schools

Schools in North Dakota are currently seeking highly qualified elementary teachers who are passionate about becoming successful.  School leadership wants teachers who have the ability to utilize passion, conceptual thinking and to develop leadership skills that will articulate their educational vision.

North Dakota has a thriving economy compared to the rest of the country.  Bakken Oil field has created an economic boom in the state.  The unemployment rate is about 3%, the lowest in the nation. The perks of being an elementary teacher in North Dakota, therefore extends to spouses in the form of job opportunities.  Despite the boom atmosphere, North Dakota is an inexpensive place to live. The median home here costs just over $100,000 — roughly one-third less than the median cost in the U.S. as a whole.


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