I GOT A CALL FOR A TEACHING INTERVIEW!!!!!
It's for my old district, the age level I love (middle school, 7th grade) and my subject area (language arts)...and the fact that the position is opening up halfway through the school year is even more miraculous.
PLEASE pray, light candles, do whatever you have to do. The interview is Tuesday at 2. I want this job very badly (even though it would mean staying in this area....sorry, Anna). ;) I'm going to sell the HELL out of myself.
The good news is that this job doesn't appear to have been publicly posted...at least, I never saw it on the APS website. And there's only two days of interviews, so hopefully I'm not up against, like, 50 candidates. (I have my interview towards the end of the day on the 2nd day...I hope that works for me--you know, gives me a chance to leave a final impression).
I'm normally pretty good in interviews (actually, I've gotten every job I've interviewed for, but I hate to brag)--but this is my first TEACHING interview, and the odds of getting the very first teaching job I interview for, especially in Michigan--well, it's a long shot. You usually have to look for a job for a while around here, particularly halfway through the school year. But, I'm trying to be spiritual/philosophical and remember that if this is the job I'm meant to have, I'll get it...and if not, then that just means there's a different, better opportunity for me down the road.
I'll update everyone on Tuesday night (I have to go to work at Penny's right after the interview).
And no matter what....at least I got the interview!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!