job as a teacher and have been looking for a job for months. I have a Bachelor's degree in Political Science, a Master's in Education and have an Associate degree in Science specializing in Paralegal technology. What are my options? I recently started looking at non-profit organizations but am not sure what kind of background check if any they will do? Any suggestions?
The plus in your situation is that you may have your adjudications deferred. In most cases, once you meet the terms of your agreement (usually fines and probation,) the charges will be dropped and only visible to law enforcement, government agencies and the court system. The prosecutor will be able to tell what will show up on background checks.
If you still wish to teach, you still have the option of private, parochial and charter schools. In the meantime you may want to contact your former teachers union to look into being reinstated.
Consider teaching on the college level especially community colleges who are always looking for qualified instructors. Colleges are usually more flexible than public schools who have to deal with school board regulations and state.
Like many felon job searches, yours may begin with a little legal assistance. Contact your local legal aid office and inquire about expungement of your records.
I hope this helps.