I was a member here a few months ago. My name was GatsbyGirl. I do apologize, I had to create a new account since my other one was deleted. I would appreciate some advice as these forums have been so insightful and inspiring to me. If you don't remember me, perhaps I should tell you about what happened. I was a long-term sub for two years at this troubled high school. I got my standard teaching license via alternate route. It should be arriving this summer. Anyway, I was let go because of a mistake I made, but the principal promised to write me a good letter of recommendation. I cleaned out my classroom and said goodbye. This summer, I have applied to many jobs. I had a couple of interviews, and a few of my interviewers promised to call me back with talks of doing a demo lesson. To be honest, I haven't heard back from them, so I'm expecting the worst. It's okay, I'm still continuing to persevere. It doesn't look like I'll be working as a full-time English teacher this September. As much as that pains me, I'm trying to see the bright side. I still am working for a substitute teaching company. I will continue applying and subbing. I'm also going to spend this summer applying to graduate school. I have big goals of going for my doctorate. I guess I just needed some advice. Am I doing the right thing? I feel like I failed miserably at teaching. I miss it.