Hi I am looking towards working in the USA in the next year or two/three. I am a secondary maths teacher with 10 years experience and in my career have had several promotions and have completed a middle management course - if that matters at all. Obviously making such a decision is big and will depend on a lot of factors. I was wondering if anyone else had managed to make the move? I have a couple of questions if you don't mind me asking. 1. I have looked up several options in which companies offer support in ascertaining VISAs and such. Normally these companies only are able to assist you in working in certain states. I wonder if anyone has had more flexible opportunities, say finding roles in California or Florida. I bet they are much more in demand and harder to get. 2. The pay range is so much more spread than in the UK. Does anyone know where PGCE trained teachers would fall within a state's scales. Would it match the years in experience, or could you negotiate more. Does a PGCE allow you to ask for the +30 or +60 masters section on the scales? I'm not greedy but I do need to make it work financially for me and my family. 3. Has anyone made the move successfully and is willing to share their story? 4. Has anyone made the move independently of one of the companies such as Participate Learning and if so, how did you manage it? Sorry for asking so many questions. Thanks in advance.