Is it considered acceptable to apply for a school that I was rejected at 6 weeks ago for another position? It was for a temporary second grade position and this is for a full-time third grade position in August. The only experience I have differently that I didn't have then is subbing. The principal called to tell me they had filled the position but they really enjoyed hearing me and my story and that I had so many great things to share. When I asked for feedback, he said it was filled internally. At this school district, they tend to hire internally first. He said at many different levels I interviewed well and that I have a very calm demeanor. And that a lot of my passion for teaching came through. He said to talk more about my experience and to be sure to draw out why an interdisciplinary unit is important and what the benefits are to using it. They seemed to really like me but I don't know if it's acceptable to apply again at a school 6 weeks after being rejected. Doesn't it reek of desperation? And it'll be very awkward since both the principal and assistant principal will be interviewing me again.