A to Z Teacher Stuff ~ Teacher Resources, Lesson Plans, Themes, Tips, Printables, and more
Go Back   A to Z Teacher Stuff Forums > TeacherChat Forums > Special Interests > Job Seekers

Thread Tools
Old 02-28-2013, 11:44 AM
dgpiaffeteach's Avatar
dgpiaffeteach dgpiaffeteach is offline
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 2,522
Middle/High School English
At my previous position, my P only saw me teach one time. I didn't bother listing him as a reference. I used our department head, my mentor, another colleague I co-taught with from time to time, and a couple mentors from college when I was applying for my current position.

I'm pretty sure they called my references before my interview but don't recall for certain.

I think falsifying ANYTHING is a bad idea!!!!
Reply With Quote

Old 02-28-2013, 11:40 PM
tonysam tonysam is offline
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 272
Originally Posted by teacher girl View Post
I think you should just be upfront about your intentions with your principal. It would be bad for a refrence to call and you haven't told your principal, then it would look shady. I would just politely ask for a reference in an email.

I would tell the principal that I loved working at this school and that the staff was wonderful... and that it is not my intention to offend anybody because I love my job however, I was looking at a potential position because I was offered higher salary wages. (Most people understand wanting to leave to get more money.)


I would tell her that My husband "might" be relocating to another state because he was laid off from his job, so I applied for jobs just in case we have to move.something to that effect. However, I would be upfront and kindly ask for a reference. There is no way around it. Its better to just be upfront. even if you are lying.lol.
Don't count on the principal giving you a good recommendation. That is extremely risky. Many a teacher has had his or her career derailed because of a vindictive principal.

Principals are NOT your friends.
Reply With Quote

deal, list, references

Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:47 AM.

Copyright © 1997-2010 A to Z Teacher Stuff, L.L.C.  All Rights Reserved.
Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.
Questions, comments, and suggestions: Contact Us
Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.