I am from Missouri
I taught at a small catholic high school in saint louis fot the archdioces of st.louis.
I was hired in august of 2004. This was my first teaching job as a PE teacher. You had to be certified by the state of MO but you could have a 2 year provisional since I was working on my certification. There were teachers at the school that were not certified but I didn't think any of it.
BUt in March of 2005 I was informed that I was not be retained because I was not certified and they wanted a more experienced teacher. In my contract it says they can get rid of me anytime for no reason at all before I have 3 years in.
I do not have a problem with that. The problem I have is that they told me that I did not have enough experince and the fact that I was not certified. Nobody in the the school observed me teach, so how would they know they needed a new teacher and the other fact is that there are still teachers at the school that are not certified, so then why did they tell me that.
I keep trying to contact the superintendent of the Archidioces schools of st.louis. All he says is that he doesn't know and that I have to move on.
I was just wondering if anybody knew if I have a case. I just want some kind of answer and it does not seem like I am getting one.