A restraining order would show up on a records search at the courthouse. If the restraining order involves a domestic relationship, it will likely be entered in a state wide database as well. Many employers screen prospective employees
before hiring them, particularly schools. Schools have a duty to their students to protect them. Therefore, a restraining order may be a red flag for a school, particularly is the restraining order stems from a domestic relationship.
To deal with this issue, you will need to be honest with the schools you are applying to, especially schools in your county, as those are the schools most likely to pick up on the presence of the restraining order. Certainly, you don't want to mention it in any cover letter or on your curriculm vitae. But if they ask you about it, you will need to honest truthfully, while putting the issue in its best light. You will want to allay any concerns they may have about your emotional stability.
That is where getting some good, solid references will help you. Approach your teachers, especially professionals who have seen your student teaching, and ask them to write letters of recommendation on your behalf.
Good luck to you!
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