Emailing principals - do it

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  1. ayla

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    Just got an interview after emailing the principal personally (don't know if I was supposed to do that, but I really wanted to work at this school!). She didn't reply but I got the email for the interview 3 weeks later. Exciting!
     
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  3. giraffe326

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    Congratulations!

    I've gotten a few interviews this way as well.
     
  4. DHE

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    Congrats on the interview and I hope that you get the job.
     
  5. Kangaroo22

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    Congratulations and good luck!
     
  6. cheeryteacher

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    Emailing principals has worked well for me in the past. I hand delivered my packet to my current job and I believe that first contact made the difference!
     
  7. RedStripey

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    Congrats!

    Did you email the principal even if it said specifically not to on the school's web site?
     
  8. giraffe326

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    I NEVER email if they say not to. Some might, but I don't!
     
  9. ayla

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    It didn't say either way, so I went for it!
     
  10. RedStripey

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    Okay, yeah. Over 90% of jobs here say no calls/emails will be accepted. The month to month sub at my school told me to email but I felt like I shouldn't if it said not to. Thanks :)
     
  11. leighbball

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    Congrats!

    Red- if it says not to, I wouldn't. Where in NJ are you?
     
  12. RedStripey

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    Leigh-yeah, that's how I felt too. If I tell a student not to do something and they do it, I get mad and the same theory would apply here lol ;)

    I'm in Northern NJ but looking to relocate!
     
  13. TeacherNY

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    Yes, do it! My friend emailed my principal with her resume and he saw that she worked at my old school so he asked me if I knew her. I said yes and she got an interview and hired within the month!
     
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    I just thought I'd add a data point.

    My wife has applied through the "normal" process to XYZ school district and been asked for a screening interview with the district.

    However, we also wrote to all the high school principals, and she's been invited for an in-person interview at one of the schools at almost the same time.

    Now for a little giggle. When they invited her for the interview, she wrote back and said "I don't live in the area, but I will be there on Friday, are you free?" They wrote back and said "Many of our teachers commute from A (about 20 miles away) or even B (about 50 miles) but maybe you are further than that.

    They apparently has not bothered to look that her listed home address is 250 miles away and the city she works in is 400 miles away.
     
  15. teresaglass

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    I e-mailed a non-public school today and they may have an opening in June or July. I will contact them again then.
     
  16. houseofbooks

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    Definitely email! I have an interview on Friday because I emailed the principal. In NJ, you gotta do whatever it takes to stand out. :)
     
  17. CreativeTeachR

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    I wish this worked for me... I finally know two people on the board of ed and it still hasn't made a difference... I'm ready to give up :huh:
     
  18. Storyteller

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    Huh! Good to know that this works for you. I emailed all the principals with openings in my district and didn't hear anything back...but your post gives me hope that maybe they'll remember the email and ask me for an interview when they start interviewing!
     

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