Ok....I had an interview 2 weeks ago for a Kindergarten position at the district in my hometown. I thought it went well...Principal even made the comment that I "would" be teaching this year....good right? Until I got a nice little rejection email from him.... Ok...time to keep on calling....so I found out about a Special Ed position at the same district, but different school...I emailed the Principal and planned to call that afternoon to follow up....BUT...before I could....she called me to set up an interview....YEAH ME....(apparently the two Principals had talked about me...and the first one recommended me to her)...so I interviewed with her this morning.... I crammed all night trying to freshen up on my Special Ed questions....got there this morning to find her with NO MAKEUP and looking like she had just rolled out of bed....then she says that there is no need to go over any questions again since I had already answered them 2 weeks ago.....WHAT? Who does that??? WOW...this is great....what a relief.... She talked to me about an hour and 15 min. about the class, students, parents and asked if I had any questions...then she showed me the school and where my class would be....(she made me feel really comfortable).... As we said our goodbyes...she said that she felt I was very prepared and ready to teach, however she had to interview a couple more and IF she found a certified teacher...she was required to hire them first!...UGH....she was honest, but said she would contact me next week... So...I am hoping that all the certified teachers are already locked into their contracts...(today is the deadline).... I just wondered what your thoughts were on this...I am trying to be positive, but don't want to get excited about it....Can anyone tell me if they know of a Principal that maybe hired an Alt. Cert person even though she was supposed to hire a certified one? Thanks for your insight!