I had two interviews in two different districts for special education positions. Any advice or input for what I'm about to write would be appreciated. My first interview in the morning was in the #1 school district in the area. I was super excited to go and was a little nervous. The two people that interviewed me were extremely nice but I thought the interview was odd. I'm currently in a district that is in a poor area and we are one of the worst districts in the area so I deal with a lot of behaviors and learning struggles. While I was answering the questions (from my experiences), the principal kept interrupting and saying "Well, we don't have the here...." "The students don't act like that..." "We don't have those problems here....". She wasn't mean about it and she talked a lot about the student population and area but I just thought it was weird because I was just trying to answer the questions and she kept interrupting. It made me lose my thought on some questions. A lot of the questions had like 3 parts to the question to it was hard to concentrate when she kept interrupting. Like I said before, they were very nice and they said that it will be a long process because a lot of people in the district were on vacation and no matter what I should hear from them in about 10 days whether it's a letter of rejection or being asked for a second round interview. When I left, instead of crying (like usual), I was laughing a little a bit about what happened. I always thought my experiences in tough areas would be a benefit but I highly doubt they'll ask me for another interview. My second interview was also in a good district-it's much smaller then the first district but I think it went better then my 1st interview. I was there a little early so while I was sitting there I was able to hear the other person in the the room being interviewed. It was odd to be able to hear everything but the person being interviewed did really well in my opinion. The people that interviewed me were very nice and they seemed to smile a lot and agree with what I had to say. Some people on the panel also had experience in rough areas so I think they were able to understand where I was coming from. My view was also similar to what the principal's view was for the upcoming school year. She mentioned that she wanted to hire someone with experience so I'm hoping I get bonus points for my experiences. They never mentioned what the next steps were (i.e. a second round interview, etc...to prospective employees) they just thanked me for coming in. I was so nervous that I never asked myself but I just asked general questions about the position and different programs in the district. It's Friday so as much as I have hope, I'm starting to think that maybe I don't have a chance. What are your thoughts and opinions about how my Wednesday went? lol. I see a lot of posts on here that many people got offered jobs this week. I'm hoping I can be one of them as well. Ugh....this process is so nerve-wrecking.