Miss B. and JamieMarie - It is so nice to chat with people from my neck of the woods!!! I'm located in the mid-coast area of Maine. I would love to stay in the school system that I have been employed with for over six years but there are no openings at the moment for an elementary educator (been in spec. ed. for a long time and am looking for reg. ed.) so I am trying to venture out from my comfort zone. We'll see what happens - again, many people ensure me that it is early yet?!?! Let's hope they are right! As far as getting past the secretary, I have been very fortunate to have dealt with extremely friendly people in all the districts I have visited (so far!!) I'm keeping my fingers crossed for both of you!!