I am so happy I found this forum!!! I've been driving my DH nuts asking him question after question that he can't particularly help with. Anyway, two questions: 1) I normally research the district a little, look on their web site for key words/phrases, philosophy, etc, and try to tailor some of my cover letter to them. Since I live in this district, should I refer to it as "my" district or "our" district? Should I mention my first-hand experience with my own son, and his teachers and administrators, in our school system? Or should I treat it as I usually do, leaving my experience out of it? 2) I'd love to take my resume to them in person, for two reasons. The person who receives them is actually the mother of someone my DH went to school with (in this same district..he's actually teaching in my son's elementary school now, so he and DH have gotten to catch up some) and though I realize there's no place to mention this in the official application process, I think if I were in person I could bring it up and hopefully make myself a bit more memorable. Also, it's..um..in my district and quite nearby. It would almost be easier to take it there than to the post office. But I'm home with at least one of my kids, always DD (10 mo), sometimes DS (3 yo) all day..it would be inappropriate to bring them, right? Sorry for rambling - I'm just really worried about this as the applications are due Friday and I still have to write a new statement of educational philosophy because the one I have is from before I started teaching, and is all about what I "will" do, now that I have a year of experience, I think it will turn out a bit differently. :crosseyed Thank you so much for any help you can give...I'm driving myself over the whole thing!