Another Interview on Tuesday

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  1. MathManTim

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    If you have any more luck to wish my way, I could use it. The Dean of one of the local Catholic JR-SR high schools called me Friday afternoon. She wants to interview me Tuesday morning about teaching an "algebra enrichment program" over the summer.

    With luck, I'll also hear back from the charter high school I interviewed with previously this week.

    Thank you all for being supportive toward me these past 3 months. When I first joined, I was worried that there would be some resentment sent my way about being an uncertified teacher looking for a full-time job when so many certified teachers here seem to be struggling to find work. I'm glad that I was wrong.

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  3. Aliceacc

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    We'll keep our fingers crossed for you Tim.

    The right job is out there-- it's just a matter of time until it finds you.
     
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    Good luck, MMTim!
     
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    Sending you lots of good wishes!!
     
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    Good luck!
     
  7. MathManTim

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    :2up::thanks: It went GREAT!

    The Dean said she wants me to teach the Academy's summer Pre-Algebra program! (Insert music from "Madagascar" : :celebrate: I like to move it move it!...)

    Two things remain, she said:

    1) She needs to check my references. How big of a deal is this? Are there long conversations involved? What would it take for me to be disqualified at this stage?

    2) We need at least 10 kids to sign up. The Dean seriously doubts this will be a problem.

    Her closing statement: "If we do this program this summer--and I'm sure we will--I want you to teach it. I'm looking forward to working with you."

    (Note to moderator: we could use more celebratory smileys around here.)

    MathManTim
     
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    Congrats, Tim!!!!

    Unless you have some dark past you haven't disclosed, don't sweat the references.
     
  9. MsMar

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    That's awesome!

    References are usually a formality. I would not sweat it at all.

    Congrats!!
     
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    Congrats!!! The references are usually just going through the motions. Will this turn into a full time position in the fall?
     
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    Sadly, the school has no openings in math for the fall at this time. She said, though, if one opens up, I would get top consideration having taught their summer school.

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    Well, at least you have something lined up for summer and something to add to your resume. Good luck!
     
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    Congratulations! Sounds like a great opportunity!
     
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    CONGRATS!!
     
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    It sounds like you have great things coming your way in the future! Congratulations!!
     
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    Congrats Tim...it sounds like an awesome opportunity!!
     
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    WOW, Tim!! That is awesome!! I am so excited for you! It sounds like a great way to get experience and to get your foot in the door.

    Go celebrate! You did it!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Well, I guess I'm in. I just received in the mail a package from the Dean with whom I interviewed on Tuesday. It details the training I have to go through before I can work for them, and a copy of the contract I will ultimately sign. All we need now is to have the parents sign up 10 kids between now and June 1st.

    The reference check must have gone well. Good thing I never opened my mouth about the IRS auditor I have buried in my crawlspace (oops..wait a minute...) :D

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    Congratulations Tim! That's great news to hear!

    And don't worry about those IRS auditors. Most people never know they're missing... ;)
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Oh, they realize they're missing- they just aren't missed!

    Congrats Math Man!! It's a foot in the door and a resume builder!!:party::party::party::party::party:
     
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    Congrats Tim!
     
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    Yay Tim...that's great! I really hope something opens up at this school for you for the fall as well :)
     
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    Congrats Tim!!!

    You guys are funny.
     

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